Spider veins are tiny purple or red blood vessels seen under the skin and are usually painless but can be unsightly. Spider veins often are hereditary and may be found anywhere on the body but most are commonly seen on the legs from the top of the thighs down to the ankles.
Using a very small needle the doctor injects a “sclerosing” chemical into the dilated blood vessel. The medication causes the walls of the vein to close up and eventually disappear. A typical session may consist of multiple injections, last approximately 30 minutes and is often painless.
New technology in laser treatments can effectively treat spider veins in the legs. Laser surgery sends very strong bursts of light onto the vein. This can make the vein slowly fade and disappear. Lasers are very direct and accurate. At Ciao Bella Vein Clinic we have the most efficient laser to treat spider and reticular veins that has direct effects over the vein and minimizes damage to the skin. Most skin types and colors can be treated safely with lasers.