Is sclerotherapy best treatment for a bunch of spider veins?

Sclerotherapy . 8 answers . 4 years ago

My thighs are basically covered in a network of spider veins. If I choose sclerotherapy, will each tiny vein have to be injected? Are there any other options?

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4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Generally yes this is the best treatmentat this time. Other options are the Veinwave and cutaneous lasers. Usually, each injection will treat a significant patch of veins and the size of this patch depends on the veins treated.

4 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Generally yes this is the best treatmentat this time. Other options are the Veinwave and cutaneous lasers. Usually, each injection will treat a significant patch of veins and the size of this patch depends on the veins treated.


4 years ago by Innovative Vein

Yes.? Sclerotherapy is usually the best approach for treatment of spider veins.? There are occassionally veins that are too small, and then must be treated with IPL or surface laser, but in general, scleroterapy is the best and safest approach.

4 years ago by Innovative Vein (View Profile)

Yes.? Sclerotherapy is usually the best approach for treatment of spider veins.? There are occassionally veins that are too small, and then must be treated with IPL or surface laser, but in general, scleroterapy is the best and safest approach.


4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Sclerotherapy and laser are both options. Usually one injection can treat multiple veins depending on inter connections. Meet with an expert injector to discuss.

4 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy and laser are both options. Usually one injection can treat multiple veins depending on inter connections. Meet with an expert injector to discuss.


4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina

That would be your best option. The doctor will start injecting at a spot where the solution should spread most effectively. You would be surprised at how far (how many veins) that solution will travel from one injection site.

4 years ago by VeinSolutions - Edina (View Profile)

That would be your best option. The doctor will start injecting at a spot where the solution should spread most effectively. You would be surprised at how far (how many veins) that solution will travel from one injection site.


4 years ago by Laser Vein Center

Sclerotherapy remains the gold standard of treatment for spider veins. No, each vein does not have to be injected. You should be seen by an experienced vein center who can discuss with you the various options, and what works best.

4 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy remains the gold standard of treatment for spider veins. No, each vein does not have to be injected. You should be seen by an experienced vein center who can discuss with you the various options, and what works best.


4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

In my opinion sclerotherapy is the best treatment for a large amount of spider veins of the legs. Not every spider vein will need to be injected.

4 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

In my opinion sclerotherapy is the best treatment for a large amount of spider veins of the legs. Not every spider vein will need to be injected.


4 years ago by Miller Vein

Sclerotherapy is usually the most efficient way of treating spider veins especially when extensive. Laser treatment hurts more and cannot be utilized for the "feeding veins" (reticular veins). For the tiniest of spider veins, the veinwave device is helpful.

4 years ago by Miller Vein (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy is usually the most efficient way of treating spider veins especially when extensive. Laser treatment hurts more and cannot be utilized for the "feeding veins" (reticular veins). For the tiniest of spider veins, the veinwave device is helpful.


4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Before starting any treatment I would recommend a venous reflux exam. This would give useful information to plan your treatment especially if there is significant reflux. Sclerotherapy is the best treatment for spider veins and, often times, one injection will cover multiple veins. Other options are light sources and Veinwave but these are inferior to sclerotherapy.

4 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

Before starting any treatment I would recommend a venous reflux exam. This would give useful information to plan your treatment especially if there is significant reflux. Sclerotherapy is the best treatment for spider veins and, often times, one injection will cover multiple veins. Other options are light sources and Veinwave but these are inferior to sclerotherapy.


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