Sclerotherapy was developed over 75 years ago. It is one of the most prevalent treatments for spider veins. During the treatment, the sclerosing agent Asclera is injected into the vein through a tiny needle. Upon injection, the solution replaces the blood in the vein, causing irritation and corrosion to the walls of the vessel. The body then initiates the natural healing process, and the vein begins to shrink and eventually disappear. This treatment takes from 30 – 45 minutes to administer, depending on the number of veins treated in a particular session.
During the consultation, you will be advised as to the number of treatments necessary to achieve desired results.
What causes Spider Veins?
There are many lifestyle and hereditary factors that cause spider veins. The most common lifestyle factors include being large in stature, trauma to the area, age, and hormone fluctuations.