Spider veins are cherry red, or bluish in color, and occur more commonly on the legs, sometimes on the arms, and occasionally on the face. They are thin and thread-like, measuring 1-2 mm in diameter, and generally appear in a linear pattern, a branch-like pattern, or a spider pattern. These veins are not painful, and usually are a cosmetic issue only.

A treatment option for these problematic veins is Sclerotherapy. In order to understand how sclerotherapy works, it is important to understand how pressure on the veins causes vein swelling. This pressure hinders the blood from being able to successfully pass through it. So, the walls of the vein swell (thus making them stand out from the leg).

It is estimated that approximately half of all adult women are affected by spider veins. Treatment helps improve your skin’s appearance, creating a more uniform, unblemished look. Sclerotherapy is a simple office procedure that can eliminate unsightly spider veins in your legs.

At the ACP Vein Center ,Sclerotherapy is one of our most popular treatments for removing spider veins. It involves injecting problem veins on the legs with a sterile solution that irritates the lining of the blood vessel and makes the problem vein go away. This is a minimally invasive procedure that rarely requires any anesthetic, and can be performed in our office. A session will usually take about 30 minutes, depending on the number of veins to be treated. Sclerotherapy is most often used on small-to medium-sized veins. Treatments are effective for both men and women.