“How do I get rid of my stupid Spider Veins?”– Anonymous
Well, maybe you really didn’t say that — but were you thinking it? After all, you may have great looking legs — or at least good looking legs and you just don’t want those fine leg veins to stand out. Fortunately, we have treatments for spider veins right here in San Antonio to fit your needs and budget.
Despite the allure of “laser treatment for leg veins” — and we were among the first nationally to offer such “laser” treatments, — we still rely on a steady, standard treatment that works well and is very cost effective: Sclerotherapy.
Sclerotherapy is a time-honored way to eliminate spider veins. We take very thin, fine needles 30, 31 and 32 gauge for those technically savvy) and insert them into the individual veins. Then we slowly inject small amounts of a sterile saline-anesthetic combo and watch the blood get flushed out of one or more connected veins.
“Sclero” means scar, but don’t be frightened off by this. “Scar” in this context is simply a narrowing in the tiny tunnel that makes up your fine leg veins to the point that blood flow through those “spider veins” stops. No blood flow — no visible veins. A simple concept, but one quite achievable in our office for the great majority of women (and men) who we treat with sclerotherapy.