Restore Your Skin with Spider Vein Sclerotherapy

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Spider vein are tiny, but slightly enlarged unsightly dermal capillaries. Sclerotherapy is an in office treatment used to eliminate "spider veins" - these tiny purple and red veins on the surface of the skin. Using a micro-needle, a special medication is injected into the spider veins, causing them to close and ultimately fade and disappear. The resolution of these tiny vein is not immediate, as several weeks are required for the veins to undergo significant resolution.  There is little to no discomfort with spider vein sclerotherapy, which is performed in all of our offices, and no downtime is required following the procedure.

How are treatments for spider veins performed?

Since spider veins are more superficial and smaller in diameter, the treatments are less invasive. Spider vein sclerotherapy is performed with a tiny 32 gauge needle used to inject a safe solution into the spider veins that will cause them to collapse, shrink and disappear. Sclerotherapy is the most effective treatment option for spider veins. The alternative of laser treatment of the spider veins is more painful and generally not as effective as sclerotherapy.

While treatment of spider veins is very effective at treating what we see, sclerotherapy cannot prevent new spider veins from developing. We believe that heredity and the cyclical swings of female hormones play a role in the development of spider veins. If new ones develop over time, they will always be treatable.

How much experience does Capitol Vein & Laser Centers have in treating spider veins?

We have been treating varicose and spider veins for over 20 years. We treat thousands of patients annually at our Frederick, Bethesda, Hagerstown, Charles Town, Winchester and Leesburg offices. Both Dr. McNeill and Dr. Rosenberg are board certified in Vascular Surgery and Phlebology and have been members of the American Society of Phlebology since its inception. By staying abreast of the latest techniques and advancements in treatments for problem veins of every kind, we ensure that our knowledge and experience are unsurpassed in this genre.

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