Cosmetic sclerotherapy is the gold standard for treating spider veins. Our practitioner would use one of the two solutions approved by the FDA for cosmetic sclerotherapy. These solutions are much safer and have a better side effect profile than the old hypertonic saline solution. This solution is injected into the spider vein with a small needle, causing the vein to seal shut. The vein is eventually absorbed into the body.
Approximately 20 minutes
Approximately 45 minutes
The presence of spider veins could indicate that there is more going on than just a cosmetic issue. Take our quiz to see if you could have venous insufficiency.