Spider veins may be associated with “feeder veins” or larger underlying (reticular or varicose) veins. It is most important to identify and treat these feeder veins to prevent reoccurrence and provide long-lasting results.There are two treatments for spider veins: sclerotherapy and skin laser. Most patients benefit from a combination of both treatments, thereby ensuring the best results.
Sclerotherapy is performed by using an FDA-approved solution called sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol). A microneedle is used to inject the solution into the spider vein, causing the vein to seal shut. Blood is then diverted through normal veins. The treated vein is absorbed over time and eventually becomes nearly invisible or disappears altogether. Sotradecol gives superior results and is better tolerated than the traditional hypertonic saline injections. The “feeder” veins are best treated by this technique.
Laser treatment of spider veins is accomplished using a state-of-the-art 1064 Nd: YAG laser. This laser is superior to others because it allows precise access to visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins and vascular lesions with minimal discomfort.
Our state-of-the-art vein treatments can also be customized to treat veins of the face, hands, feet and trunk.