Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology

Leg Vein Sclerotherapy

Spider veins can be treated with an injection of a special solution that destroys the existing veins, allowing them to disappear or become much smaller.  There is an 80-90% chance for a greatly improved appearance after treatment.

Sclerotherapy uses a sclerosing solution, which is injected into the vericose vein.  The sclerosing solution irritates the lining of the vessel, which causes the blood to clot and the vein to close.  In a few weeks the vessels become scar tissues, which fade and become hardly noticable.

Causes of blood vessels to be visible

The cause of spider veins is unknown.  Although, vericose veins mainly occur from genetic tendancy.  Both men and women are affected by spider veins, but they are more frequently found in women. Possible contributions are female hormones, puberty, birth control pills, pregnancy, or hormone replacement therapy. Other contributing factors may be an injury or as a result of wearing tight girdles or hosiery held up with elastic bands.  They may also occur on the face of fair-skinned people due to sun exposure.