What are my Options for Spider Vein Treatment?

Are you tired of looking at spider veins on your face or legs?  If you are, its time to find out what treatment options are available for spider veins.  While spider veins are not usually a serious health problem, they are a cosmetic concern for most people, but fortunately, effective treatments are available.

What Are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are clusters of broken blood vessels that lie close to the surface of the skin.   They develop in a web-like pattern and are typically red, purple, or blue in color.

What are my Options for Spider Vein Treatment?

When it comes to treating spider veins, sclerotherapy and laser therapy are two treatments that provide satisfactory results with minimal downtime.  However, the treatment selected will depend on the size and type of veins being targeted.


Sclerotherapy is the most common treatment for spider veins on the legs.   It is a medical procedure in which a sclerosing solution is injected directly into the affected vein.  The solution irritates the walls of the vein, causing it to scar and close.  The treated vein is naturally removed by the body’s immune system over the weeks that follow, so the vein eventually fades from view.  Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for most people with spider veins.

Pulsed Dye Lasers

Very small spider veins also known as telangiectasia, are generally treated using pulsed dye lasers.   Laser therapy is especially effective for facial spider veins. During treatment, the laser energy is applied to the skin and the intense heat causes the vein to seal shut.  The damaged vein is then removed from the body via the immune system.

Would you like to learn more about treatment options for spider veins? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Englewood or greater Denver, CO area, Colorado Skin & Vein in Denver, CO is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.coloradoskinandvein.com, or by calling (720) 594-5063.

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