Sclerotherapy is a safe, effective and painless method for reducing spider veins. It involves the injection of a solution into each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade. Laser treatments are also available for the reduction or removal of veins.
Spider veins are those small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves and ankles-become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until pregnancy or much later in life.
Causes of spider veins:
- Hormonal shifts
- Occupation that promotes prolonged sitting or standing
- Weight fluctuations