Year: 2013

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, dilated veins near the surface of the skin that can look like spider legs, spiderwebs, or stars, often with numerous tiny, fine lines radiating out from a center point, or may be fine, separate lines. Often red, blue, purplish or greenish in color, these little lines of about .3 to 1.5 […]

What Is Echo-Sclerotherapy?

If your spider veins or varicose veins cannot be seen on the skin’s surface or may be larger affected veins beneath the skin’s surface, your doctor may opt to solve your vein issues through ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, also called echo-sclerotherapy. During this treatment, which also is conducted in your doctor’s office without the use of anesthesia, […]

What are the Side Effects of Sclerotherapy?

After your first and subsequent treatments to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins, you may be instructed to wear gradient compression stockings to decrease any minor swelling you may experience and help your body’s healing process. Your doctor will provide you with detailed instructions on their correct placement, correct sizing to get the proper amount […]

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for both spider veins and smaller varicose veins that are not causing any additional health issues. It may be chosen as the treatment for larger varicose veins if your doctor decides they can be resolved with this minimally invasive procedure. Can be completed in the doctor’s office, without the […]