Free Consultations for Spider Vein Therapy (Sclerotherapy) at the CPSC
Sclerotherapy has been used for thousands of years to treat telangiectasias, or spider veins. At the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center in Hagerstown, MD, and Chambersburg, PA, our professionals have the skill and knowledge to treat every patient seeking relief from spider, or thread veins. If you are seeking treatment for your spider veins, contact the experienced specialists at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a free consultation today!
Why Do Spider Veins Occur?
Spider veins occur for many different reasons. The most common are:
- Family History
- Female Hormones
- Topical Steroid Use
- Local Trauma
- Prolonged Sitting or Standing
What Are the Risks Involved With Spider Veins?
While most spider veins are superficial and only hinder cosmetic appearance, there are some other side effects involved with telangiectasias:
- Leg Fatigue
- Chronic Venous Disease (Affects Deeper Veins)
How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Sclerotherapy is performed by injecting a chemical into the affected veins, which intentionally causes localised damage to the endothelium, or inner lining, of the vein. This leads to inflammation, a blood clot, collapse, and thickening or scarring of the vessel. The blood stops flowing, and the vein loses its red or purple appearance. Sometimes, this procedure is followed by compression with bandages or stockings.