If you're tired of hiding your legs because of unsightly spider veins, then Sclerotherapy may be a great option for you. Spider veins show up on the surface of the skin, usually on the face and legs—and that means they can be difficult to hide. Sclerotherapy is considered the gold standard in varicose and spider vein treatment and has been around since the 1920s. It works by injecting a sclerosant or hardening solution into the spider veins. This solution creates shrinkage in the target veins, causing it to fade and disappear. It is non-invasive and takes less than an hour to perform, with patients able to resume their daily activities immediately following treatment.
Luckily, there are ways to achieve the clear skin you desire, including treatment options that are both efficient and non-invasive.
About Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy
Spider veins are small blood vessels that appear on the skin’s surface anywhere on the body. They can appear red or purple and tend to form in clusters. Not to be confused with varicose veins, spider veins are flat on the skin, not raised. Spider veins can result from pressure, sun exposure and hormonal changes. Many women get spider veins on the legs after pregnancy. They can also be genetic if a person has a family history of rosacea or weak capillary systems. Overuse of harsh skin products can create spider veins as a side effect.
At Newtown MediSpa, we treat Spider Veins with Asclera, an injection sclerotherapy medicine was approved by the FDA in March of 2010 after being available in Europe for years, and is now available to treat not only spider veins but also reticular veins (those that are 1 to 3 millimeters in diameter). Asclera acts by damaging the cell lining of blood vessels. This causes the blood vessel to close, and it is eventually replaced by other types of tissue.
According to a study published in the June 2017 issue of Phlebology, Asclera is a proven, effective treatment for sclerotherapy and has demonstrated efficacy over other vein removal treatment options. The injection is generally well tolerated and has received a high patient satisfaction rating.