How Can I Treat Spider Veins?

Are you embarrassed by spider veins on your face or legs? If you are looking for an effective treatment, there are several alternatives available that can restore the health and beauty of your skin.

What are spider veins
Spider veins are tiny veins that are commonly found on the face, particularly the cheeks and nose, as well as the legs. They are much smaller in diameter than varicose veins, and appear close to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are usually red and blue in color.

How can you treat spider veins
There are a variety of options for treating spider veins, including the following:

  • Sclerotherapy
    Sclerotherapy is the treatment of choice for spider veins. It is a simple but very effective procedure that involves injecting the vein with a sclerosing agent. The solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to close off and eventually collapse. Sclerotherapy is not painful, and takes 15-30 minutes to perform, depending on the number of veins being treated. A series of 3-5 treatments is normally recommended to achieve the desired results.
  • Veinwave
    Veinwave has become the gold standard for treating spider veins on the face that are too small to be treated with Sclerotherapy. Veinwave treats spider veins with radiofrequency (RF) energy. The RF energy is delivered directly into the veins via a tiny needle. The RF energy injures the vein, causing it to disappear from view over the following weeks. Generally only one Veinwave treatment is needed.

There is no downtime after spider vein treatment, and the veins that are treated are gone for good.

Are you ready to treat those unattractive spider veins? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Albuquerque, NM area, The Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling 505-848-8346.

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