About Spider Veins

Spider veins are tiny, visible vessels that are close to the surface of the skin. They are frequently found on the legs and the face. They are usually red or blue in color. They can be treated by injecting a liquid into the vein (sclerotherapy) or applying a laser to the skin directly over the vein (laser sclerotherapy).

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a medication into the vein that makes it fade from view. We use the FDA approved Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate Injection for this purpose, which is called Sotradecol®. Sclerotherapy is only used for veins on the legs.

For cosmetic purposes, laser sclerotherapy treats your small, unsightly spider veins with minimal staining. Laser sclerotherapy can be used on the legs and the face.