Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein Treatment)

Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein Treatment)

Spider veins are developed when tiny blood vessels close to the surface of the skin cluster together. They appear as red, blue, or purple in color in the form of a spider-web. They are found on the legs and face. The spider vein is caused by the structural anomaly of veins. Blood veins transport the blood from legs and face to the heart. This is accomplished by one-way valves in the vein to shun the backflow of blood. Various reasons cause malfunction of these valves and cause backflow of blood in veins. This puts pressure on the walls of the veins resulting in dilation of the affected blood vessels.

Spider veins are more frequently developed in adult women than men. Various factors that increase the risk of developing spider vein include:

  • age
  • long-drawn-out sitting/standing
  • overweight/obesity
  • pregnancy
  • hormone therapy (HT)
  • birth control pills
  • previous vein surgery
  • blood clots disorders
  • Family history

Symptoms of spider veins

  • Dilation and visibility of spider web-like projection of affected veins
  • Discoloration
  • a bulge of veins
  • Aching and burning sensation
  • Heaviness
  • Cramping
  • Difficulty in activities

Treatment of spider veins

Specialized medical procedures are available for treating spider veins depending on the location and size of the anomalous veins. Sclerotherapy is an effective medical procedure performed for eliminating the spider veins. The treatment is a minimally invasive procedure and requires no anesthesia. At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we have well experienced and dedicated team of specialists to perform Sclerotherapy treatment FDA approved sclerosants.

During the treatment, the aesthetic surgeon injects a liquid solution directly into the affected vein using a needle. The salt solution aggravates the walls of the blood vessel and results in the collapse of the vein. They cause the formation of clots in the blood vessel and blocks blood circulation in the vein. The walls of the treated blood vessel stick together and turn into scar tissues that eventually fade away. The selection of the liquid solution injected into the affected vein depends on the size of the blood vessel to be treated.

Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment method to collapse spider veins without any pain and associated risk factors. The treatment can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. After the treatment, the spider veins will start to fade within three to six weeks.

Advantage of Sclerotherapy for spider veins

  • Sclerotherapy treatment eliminates the need for surgery and anesthetic
  • Renovate the aesthetic appearance with no pain and stress
  • Guarantee no damage to adjacent tissues and structures
  • Safe and effective methods to eliminate the visibility of varicose veins
  • non-invasive procedure and patients feel no pain
  • Zero downtime

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we offer the best and latest treatment techniques for spider veins from well qualified and experienced aesthetic specialists to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient’s condition. To know more about Sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins and treatment cost book an appointment now.

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore