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Spider veins, also known as Telangiectasia, appear as a collection of small, colored veins right beneath the skin’s surface. They’re typically blue, purple, or red, and their patterns often resemble a cobweb, hence the name. Spider veins are, in short, damaged veins. They usually form when the valves that control blood flow in your veins weaken.

While not an immediate health risk, they can cause discomfort and pain, and their appearance can impact your confidence. However, if left untreated, spider veins can cause further health complications. That’s why DOC Vein Management offers sclerotherapy.

Treatment Details

What it Treats

Spider veins and reticular veins

Eligibility

Male or female, typically over 30 but treatment can be performed on any healthy adult.

Procedure Time

15 to 45 minutes

Recovery & Downtime

There is no downtime required. Most individuals can return to normal activities. However, it is recommended that strenuous activities be avoided for 3 to 5 days.

Increase Your Confidence

Wear what you want again without feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your skin.

Permanent Results

After successful treatment, problematic veins are permanently eliminated.

Improvement in Skin Complexion

Along with relief in any discomfort, skin complexion will also improve.

What to Expect

Consultation

During your initial visit, our team will discuss your symptoms and conduct a comprehensive assessment, often including ultrasound imaging, to determine if sclerotherapy is right for you or if there is a more effective treatment.

Treatment

We will start by cleansing the area of the skin that will be treated. The number of injections will vary based on the size of the area needing treatment. Injections are administered with a very fine needle. A single injection typically covers 1 inch of vein length.

Next Steps

After your vein treatment at DOC Vein Management, we will discuss any follow-up or post-care instructions you need to be aware of. If an additional treatment session is required, we will schedule it at this time.

Before Sclerotherapy Treatment:

  • Purchase compression stockings to be worn after treatment.
  • Avoid shaving any areas to be treated the day of your appointment.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing to your appointment.

After Sclerotherapy:

  • Wear compression stockings day and night for 2 to 3 days after treatment for spider veins.
  • Wear compression stockings 5 to 7 days after treatment for reticular veins.
  • Walk for 15 to 20 minutes immediately after treatment.
  • Walk for 15 to 20 minutes daily for a few days after treatment.
  • Avoid sunbathing, hot baths, long plane flights, and heavy lifting for 2 to 3 days after treatment.
  • You may resume normal activity immediately after treatment. If you’re unsure about a specific activity, ask your PureMD vein specialist.