Will the spider veins come back?

Sclerotherapy . 8 answers . 3 years ago

Approximately how long after treatment do your legs stay clear of spider veins?

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3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Anywhere from a year to five years, very generally speaking

3 years ago by Nu Vela Esthetica (View Profile)

Anywhere from a year to five years, very generally speaking


3 years ago by Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery (View Profile)

There is no time frame for new spider veins to show up. Some of the very small spider veins can form at the injection sites.
Maggie Sorden

3 years ago by Arizona Vein and Laser Institute & Cosmetic Surgery (View Profile)

There is no time frame for new spider veins to show up. Some of the very small spider veins can form at the injection sites.
Maggie Sorden


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

Great variability. Sometimes stay away for many years.

David A. Engleman M.D.

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

Great variability. Sometimes stay away for many years.

David A. Engleman M.D.


3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

If a patient completes a course of treatment (average 3 - 5 treatments for an area of veins to resolve) and the practitioner does a thorough clearing of the area including the "feeder" reticular veins, patients can expect several years without treatments. There are, however, a lot of variables from patient to patient.
Heredity, extent of spider veins, number and size of the "feeder" veins, hormonal issues, resistive veins, cost and appropriate modalities of treatment all impact vein resolution.
In our practice, patients with a moderate amount of veins can expect 70 - 80% clearing which can last 2 or more years. Many we don't see for 3 + years who come for touch up treatments as needed.
If treated thoroughly, your genetics may be the type that develop new veins. It is easier to treat them when they first start appearing than to wait until they get bad.
A thorough evaluation using ultrasound, trans-illumination and treatment options and expectations are key to understanding the process.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT

3 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

If a patient completes a course of treatment (average 3 - 5 treatments for an area of veins to resolve) and the practitioner does a thorough clearing of the area including the "feeder" reticular veins, patients can expect several years without treatments. There are, however, a lot of variables from patient to patient.
Heredity, extent of spider veins, number and size of the "feeder" veins, hormonal issues, resistive veins, cost and appropriate modalities of treatment all impact vein resolution.
In our practice, patients with a moderate amount of veins can expect 70 - 80% clearing which can last 2 or more years. Many we don't see for 3 + years who come for touch up treatments as needed.
If treated thoroughly, your genetics may be the type that develop new veins. It is easier to treat them when they first start appearing than to wait until they get bad.
A thorough evaluation using ultrasound, trans-illumination and treatment options and expectations are key to understanding the process.
Norman N. Bein MD FACS RVT


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

Yes, it varies from person to person. Wearing compression hose will slow the progression of spider veins.

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

Yes, it varies from person to person. Wearing compression hose will slow the progression of spider veins.


3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Since spider veins and varicose veins develop to different degrees and at different rates from person to person, this question is difficult to answer. You have some influence upon how soon you develop new spider veins or varicose veins. It is helpful to be physically fit and slender and to routinely wear elastic compression stockings.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS

3 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

Since spider veins and varicose veins develop to different degrees and at different rates from person to person, this question is difficult to answer. You have some influence upon how soon you develop new spider veins or varicose veins. It is helpful to be physically fit and slender and to routinely wear elastic compression stockings.
Stephen F. Daugherty, MD, FACS, RVT, RPhS


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

Sclerotherapy for spider veins is not a permanent solution. Over the course of time some spider veins may recur and some new ones will form. Even if reflux has been resolved with a closure procedure, spider veins may form simply from hereditary and aging mechanisms. I often give the example with spider veins to think of them like a car. Periodically a car will need an oil change, and so too, spider veins may need periodic maintenance.

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

Sclerotherapy for spider veins is not a permanent solution. Over the course of time some spider veins may recur and some new ones will form. Even if reflux has been resolved with a closure procedure, spider veins may form simply from hereditary and aging mechanisms. I often give the example with spider veins to think of them like a car. Periodically a car will need an oil change, and so too, spider veins may need periodic maintenance.


3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

it usually takes six to eight week for the veins to clear after treatment.

3 years ago by Laser Vein Center (View Profile)

it usually takes six to eight week for the veins to clear after treatment.


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