Get Rid of Unsightly Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy
Spider veins are tiny, superficial veins that cluster on the surface of the skin, often resembling a spider web. They are most common on the lower legs and thighs, but can appear elsewhere, including on the face.
At Advanced Vein Care Center, our experienced, trained practitioners perform a procedure called sclerotherapy, which is considered the best treatment for spider veins and small varicose veins. Using a tiny needle, a solution of sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol®) is injected directly into the affected veins, effectively sealing them. The vein is slowly reabsorbed by your body, with the blood rerouted through nearby healthy veins.
Our patients experience little or no discomfort during or after spider vein treatment, and return to their normal activities immediately. Minor bruising may occur lasting four to six weeks. Several sessions may be necessary in some patients, each lasting about 30 minutes. Because this is a cosmetic procedure, sclerotherapy treatment cost is generally not covered by insurance.
Dr. Lee knows that patients who are isolating in their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak may be more sedentary than normal. He has worked with Geoff Sullivan from Continuum Performance Center to produce a series of videos for people, especially patients with vascular conditions, to help prevent leg swelling and the development of blood clots.
View our Leg Exercise Videos for Healthier Legs