Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they’re much smaller. They’re often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can often be found on the legs and face and can cover just a small area or a larger area of skin. Although spider veins are not usually symptomatic, the deeper feeder veins in the skin can cause discomfort.
The doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic offer a spider vein treatment program called Sclerotherapy. It usually takes 2 to 4 treatments done six weeks apart for the Sclerotherapy to be completely effective. Each treatment takes less than an hour and is non-operative. During this procedure, the doctors treat both the surface spider veins and the feeders that actually cause them by using a very small needle that is inserted into the vein and inject an FDA approved solution called Sotradecol. Keep in mind that Sclerotherapy is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not generally covered by insurance plans.
If you have questions about Sclerotherapy or would like to make a free consultation appointment, please call (775) 329-3100.