Spider vein therapy (sclerotherapy) is for patients seeking to minimize
or eliminate spider veins that may have developed for a variety of
reasons, including heredity and pregnancy.
Spider veins are tiny red, blue and purple blood vessels commonly found
in the legs--most typically in the thigh and knee area. Spider veins
may appear individually or in a cluster that resembles a bruise. They
can be distinguished from varicose veins which are more prominent,
appear bluish-green and sometimes bulge through the skin.
Sclerotherapy is a safe saline solution injection treatment that causes
the spider veins to shrink and disappear. The procedure, performed
in the office, is virtually painless and does not entail any downtime.
Patients can return to work immediately, if desired.
Dr. Mallen has
successfully treated many patients who were dissatisfied with results
they obtained from laser therapy on their spider veins.
During an initial consultation, Dr. Mallen evaluates if sclerotherapy is the best treatment option.