What is Spider Vein Treatment?

Spider veins can develop on the thighs, calves, and ankles due to a variety of factors. Heredity, a shift in hormones, pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and taking part in activities that require prolonged sitting or standing can all cause spider veins to form. Spider vein treatment, also known as sclerotherapy, can lessen the appearance of these veins.

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Who is a Good Candidate?

Patients that are bothered by the appearance of superficial spider veins can often benefit from sclerotherapy. However, those with larger varicose veins should not receive this treatment. A consultation can help to determine if this procedure can benefit you.

How is Spider Vein Treatment Done?

During treatment, a sclerosing solution made up of a diluted form of a chemical called Sotradecol will be injected into the unwanted veins. This solution irritates the vein, causing it to collapse. Patients with multiple spider veins will require multiple injections to see optimal results.

Spider Vein Treatment Recovery

Following spider vein treatment, patients may experience bruising or discoloration, which should fade within 3-4 weeks. A compressive wrap will be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Overall, patients should see full results in about two months, at which time it will be determined if further treatments are needed.

If you are in the Farmington Hills or West Bloomfield area and wish to diminish the appearance of spider veins on your legs, contact Farmington Dermatologists today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Baird.