Spider veins (telangiectasia) are a cosmetic problem for many people. Sclerotherapy is the time-honored process for treating spider veins. Though there are other methods that are sometimes used, sclerotherapy remains the single most efficient (and effective) method for getting rid of unsightly spider veins.
What is sclerotherapy?
It is a process that involves injections of a sclerosant (Asclera®), using a micro needle, into the spider vein. With patience and time (typically involving two or more treatments) the sclerosant causes changes in the wall of the vein, causing it to harden (“sclerose”), shut down and fade from view. Though sclerotherapy is commonly performed by many people, medical and otherwise, remember, when it comes to almost anything, experience can make the difference, especially when coupled with a sound medical background and a woman’s gentle touch.