Have you begun to notice visible veins developing near the surface of your skin on your legs? Commonly referred to as spider veins or telangiectasias, these veins do not cause physical complications, but can be unsightly and embarrassing. If you’re interested in eliminate your spider veins through a non-invasive procedure, sclerotherapy might be the perfect treatment for you.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small blood vessels that are red, blue, or purple in color. These blood vessels are referred to as “spider veins” because they resemble a spider’s web. They most commonly develop on the legs and face, but can form anywhere on the body.

Spider veins are caused by a wide variety of factors, including genetics, extended periods of sitting or standing, obesity, and extreme hormone fluctuations. While these veins are most often eliminated for aesthetic reasons, they can sometimes cause uncomfortable physical symptoms, including leg heaviness and fatigue. In both of these causes, sclerotherapy can be an effective, non-surgical way to eliminate spider veins.

How Can Sclerotherapy Improve the Appearance of Spider Veins?

First created in the 1930’s, sclerotherapy is a tried and true way to eliminate spider veins safely and effectively through a simple injectable procedure. During treatment, a sclerosing agent is injected directly into the  affected veins, which causes the vessels to seal shut and fade from view.

Each sclerotherapy treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete and brings patients little to no downtime. Treatment providers at Advanced Vein Center recommend that patients wear compression stockings for the first few days after treatment to encourage healthy blood flow and optimal healing.  

Many times, spider veins are caused by problems with deeper veins Using ultrasound technology in combination with sclerotherapy can help treatment providers locate and treat the root causes of spider veins, preventing more from developing in the future.

Are you interested in receive a sclerotherapy procedure for your spider veins, but aren’t sure where to undergo treatment? Advanced Vein Center can help! Our practice is proud to deliver the highest quality of vein treatments to patients in the all areas Maine. If you’d like more information about our practice or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment, contact us today!