Spider Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for leg veins. Today, it's used to treat spider and small varicose veins. Sclerotherapy causes the walls of the vein to stick together, so the blood cannot flow through it anymore. This improves circulation in the treated leg and reduces swelling.
How it Works
A chemical is injected into the spider or varicose vein, which irritates the wall of the vein. Different areas of the vein are injected. To help prevent possible side effects, you will need to take daily walks and wear compression stockings as directed. Most patients wear the compression stockings for 2 to 3 weeks. You can return to work and most activities the next day.