Spider Veins

Say goodbye to unsightly and uncomfortable spider veins

Over a lifetime, about half of the population will develop spider veins on their legs and/or face. Spider veins are thin vessels that are easily visible through the skin, usually red, purple, or blue in color. Our specialized spider vein treatments can bring you relief from discomfort and improve the overall appearance of the affected areas.

 
 

What can I expect?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure carried out by a doctor or nurse who injects small- and medium-sized varicose veins with a solution that scars and closes those veins. In a few weeks, treated varicose veins should fade.
Sometimes the same vein may need to be injected more than once, sclerotherapy is effective if done correctly. Sclerotherapy doesn't require anesthesia or downtime and can be done in your doctor's office.

What causes spider veins?

  • Genetics
  • Occupations that involve a lot of standing
  • Obesity
  • Hormones related to pregnancy, puberty and menopause
  • The use of birth control pills
  • Postmenopausal hormonal therapy
  • History of blood clots
  • Conditions increasing pressure in the abdomen (tumors, constipation, and externally worn garments like girdles).
  • Trauma or injury to the skin
  • Previous vein surgery
  • Exposure to ultraviolet rays

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    Curious about Sclerotherapy?

    Meet with a team member at Clinique Dr. Karl Schwarz to assess your spider veins and learn more about our life-changing treatments.
     
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