Spider veins (not to be confused with varicose veins) are dilated or stretched blood vessels that have a branching pattern and are commonly found on the thigh, lower leg and occasionally on the face. Spider veins are progressive in nature and usually increase in number and visibility with age. Sclerotherapy is used to treat these vessels, erasing them from your skin.
Are you a good candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider spider vein treatment:
If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.
How is a spider vein treatment procedure performed?
Spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy. The complete removal of spider veins is not expected in the first treatment and multiple treatments are required for optimal results.
It is important to note that you are not a candidate for sclerotherapy if you are pregnant. Also, if you have a history of blood clots you may not be a candidate for this procedure.