Sclerotherapy (the treatment of spider veins) involves injecting a liquid agent through a tiny needle directly into your spider veins, causing them to contract and collapse. This procedure is best suited for medium to large spider veins because it relies upon fitting a tiny needle into a tiny vein. The procedure is performed in the office by the doctor and is relatively painless. Depending on the number of spider veins, the procedure may require five minutes to one hour. Afterward, you will wear ace bandages or compression hose for three to ten days as recommended by the doctor. You may resume sedentary activities immediately but should avoid exercise, hot baths and alcohol for two to three days. You should anticipate 50% improvement in spider veins following each sclerotherapy session. Expect that two to six sclerotherapy sessions at one to two month intervals may be necessary to achieve your desired results. Understand that some spider veins may never be successfully treated through sclerotherapy.
Benefits of Spider Vein Removal
Spider Veins can be a very aggrivating issue for many people. There are many reasons why a person would want to undergo spider vein removal. Even though reasons vary from person to person, the more common include:
- Enhancing appearance and self-confidence
- Improving upon appearance of the skin
- Wanting appearance of younger looking legs
- Remedying bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins
It is important to discuss with your doctor the reasons why you are considering spider vein removal. Your doctor will be able to assess your expectations and discuss the possible outcomes of spider vein removal.