Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins of the legs. The procedure involves injection of a solution directly into superficial veins. The solutions cause irritation and damage to the lining of the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and ultimately fade from view.

There are basically 3 possible solutions that are widely used in the United States. These include hypertonic saline (a concentrated salt solution), sodium tetradecyl sulfate (Sotradecol®), and polidocanol (Asclera®).

Spider Veins

Results at 26 weeks after last treatment with Asclera®

1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser for Spider Veins

While sclerotherapy has long been considered the gold standard first-line treatment for small leg veins, the longer-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:Yag lasers is now considered to be a safe and effective treatment option for spider veins and small vessels of the leg.

Spider Veins

If you are interested in learning about possible treatment options for your spider veins, please call Heller Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery to schedule your consultation!