If you would like to eliminate your spider veins and improve your appearance, Dr. Sonderman can help. Today there are very effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for eradicating spider veins.
In some women, spider veins become noticeable in their early 20’s. For others, the veins may not become obvious until they reach their 40’s. A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs including heredity, pregnancy, hormonal shifts, weight gain, and occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing.
A common method of treating spider veins in the legs and ankles is with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy requires no anesthesia and is usually performed in the office. Two or more sessions, each lasting around 30 minutes, are usually required to obtain optimal results. In this treatment, sclerosing solution is injected into each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade from view. Compression stockings are worn for one week to reduce bruising and optimize results. You will be asked to avoid squatting heavy lifting and running for one week as well. Bruising will diminish in 3-4 weeks.