Spider veins are small blue or red veins shaped like tree branches that often appear later in life on the calves and ankles. Over 50 percent of adults deal with spider veins, and women are affected in greater numbers than men.
Treatment Options & Procedures
Sclerotherapy is the standard treatment for varicose and spider veins. A special sclerosing solution is injected into the diseased vein, which then collapses and is gradually absorbed by the body. By the end of the treatment program, the veins are less visible on the skin surface. Sclerotherapy usually also relieves symptoms associated with enlarged veins and prevents further complications.