Cosmetic Procedures

Treatment for spider and varicose veins.

Treating Spider Veins and Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy

Individuals in Orange County who are ready to rid themselves of unsightly spider veins and varicose veins turn to OC Skin Institute and its expert treatments in sclerotherapy. We want to help you look and feel as great as possible, and remedies like sclerotherapy make our mission possible – from head to toe.

What are spider and varicose veins?

Spider veins are small, visible blood vessels most commonly found on the legs, but can also appear on the face or other parts of the body. The dilated vessels are red or blue and can either look like branches on a tree, a spider web, or as a series of unconnected lines.

Varicose veins often arrive with their spider vein cousins as large, raised vessels on top of the skin’s surface. In large numbers, these veins can be unattractive and uncomfortable, causing a throbbing or burning sensation in your legs.

How do we treat unsightly spider veins in our Orange County offices?

As a tested, proven, and highly effective medical procedure, sclerotherapy involves the injection of a salt solution into the vein with a very fine needle. This action forces the lining of the blood vessel walls to become irritated, swell and stick to itself, and the vein closes off. Because these blood vessels are incompetent and useless to the body, they eventually break down, dissolve into scar tissue, and become invisible. Sclerotherapy is performed daily at OC Skin Institute by our board-certified medical dermatologists, takes very little time and produces only minor discomfort.  There is virtually no downtime for this procedure, although we recommend that you avoid any strenuous activities for the first few days.

When might sclerotherapy not be used?

Sclerotherapy may not be the best treatment for spider veins on the face. OC Skin Institute may use innovative removal methods such as intense pulsed light or the 1064 NdYag laser to effectively remove the veins, leaving you with fresh, clear and younger looking skin.

When it’s time to say goodbye to the spiders on your skin, contact us for a consultation for sclerotherapy and all of your needs for skin beauty maintenance and enhancement.

Patient Demonstrations

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  • Sclerotherapy Treatment for the Removal of Varicose Veins

    42 year old female patient suffers for relatively extensive spider veins on her legs.