Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are branch-like blood vessels near the surface of the skin that appear red, purple, or blue and span greater than one millimeter. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but are most common on the face and legs. Spider veins can be caused by heredity, excessive standing, obesity, trauma, and exposure to UV radiation or excessive heat. Spider veins can be a sign of a more serious problem in the deeper veins, requiring medical attention.
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*Individual Results May Vary.
How Are Spider Veins Treated?
Sclerotherapy treatment involves the injection of a medication into the dilated vessels. The medication makes the vein walls sticky, which causes them to close. You will notice your more even, vein-free complexion become apparent over the next few weeks as the body’s immune system naturally removes the damaged vessels.
Yes. The current recommendation is 3 weeks day and night. We carry a line of stockings in our office, or you can order custom stockings from RejuvaHealth at 1-877-773-5882.
Pain over the injection site, bruising, swelling, itching, blistering, ulceration, and darkening of the skin over the treated area is common and may last up to two years. Other potential risks are an allergic reaction, growth of new blood vessels, vessel recurrence, and in rare cases blood clots, migraine headaches, visual disturbances, and scarring. Patients that have a patent foramen ovale (hole between the right and left chambers of the heart) and those who do not wear appropriate compression after treatment are at increased risk of these side effects.