Sclerotherapy To Treat Spider Veins
Visible, spiky spider veins are usually treated with sclerotherapy. Using a special fluid called a sclerosant, sclerotherapy can disable these unsightly malfunctioning veins, improve blood flow, and restore a more even skin tone.
How Do Spider Veins Form?
While healthy veins carry blood toward the heart, spider veins have broken vein valves that allow the blood to flow backward. This causes the veins to take on a recognizable spiky appearance like that of a spider’s legs or web. Spider veins may be blue, red, or purple in color and most often appear on the legs. While spider veins do not always cause symptoms, some people experience discomfort, pain, itching, burning, or a feeling of heaviness in the affected area. Spider veins cannot repair themselves and require treatment to improve circulation and appearance.