Spider veins are dilated blood vessels on the skin's surface. They appear red or blue, and may be connected in web or branched pattern, or short, individual lines.
Spider veins are a reality for millions of people. Luckily, using saline injections can treat those unattractive veins.
When the valves in your veins weaken or blood flow circulation is weak, this causes the blood that normally flows toward your heart to collect in the valve areas. The results of this are spider veins, which appear as blue or red spiders just below the skin's surface, and can appear in the face as well as the legs. Many factors can cause spider veins including:
- Blood flow during pregnancy
- Exposure to the sun on fair skin
- Standing for long periods of time
While it is possible to avoid most causes of spider veins, we often see patients for whom professional treatment is unavoidable.
Sclerotherapy is the “gold standard” and is preferred over laser for eliminating large spider veins (telangiectasiae), reticular (blue veins) and smaller varicose leg veins (up to the size of a pencil).
Unlike a laser, the sclero solution also closes the “feeder veins” under the skin that are causing the spider veins to form, thereby making a recurrence of the spider veins in the treated area less likely.
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Multipe treatments may be required depending on the severity of the condition and the individual response of the patient.