Do you feel self conscious wearing shorts in the summer or on vacation due to unsightly spider veins?
Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard treatment for spider veins*. Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical technique in which a solution (at Skin Deep we use polidocanol) is injected through a tiny needle into the unwanted veins. Polidocanol causes inflammation in the vein which causes the blood vessel to collapse. See our full Menu of services (PDF)
Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Most people don’t feel any discomfort. Some may feel a sensation like a mosquito bite.
Can sclerotherapy treat varicose veins?
No. The large varicose veins that stick out and can hurt need to be treated by a vascular surgeon. If you have varicose veins it is suggested to get these treated before sclerotherapy for spider veins.
What can I expect after sclerotherapy treatment?
Bruises and brown staining from the blood in the veins may appear for a few weeks. To minimize discoloration we recommend that you:
- wear compression stockings for 3 to 7 days
- use arnica cream (that we provide) twice a day
- limit exercise to walking for the first week after treatment. Nice, long walks are encouraged.
- keep treated area out of the sun and use SPF 30 sunscreen.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on how many spider veins you have it takes between one and six treatments for successful therapy. The average person requires 3 treatments.
There is $50 charge for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice and $200 charged for no shows.
*Individual results may vary.