Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that become visible with age through the skin. Similarly, varicose veins are enlarged veins which become visible through the skin and commonly appear on feet and legs. Luckily, both veins are able to be treated with sclerotherapy.

 

Who Gets Spider + Varicose Veins?

Women are generally more likely to get either vein conditions than men, especially when pregnant, but genes can also play a role. Standing on your feet for long periods of time can also be a factor in how soon your veins appear, but this can be treated at home by elevating your legs, wearing compression rocks, and exercising regularly. 

 

During your consultation, your licensed cosmetic provider will examine your veins to determine if the treatment is the right fit for you. Not only is this a cosmetic procedure, but it can also improve symptoms of spider and varicose veins, including aching and swelling.

 

How Does It Work?

Sclerotherapy is an in-office non-surgical treatment, which generally takes one hour, where a liquid chemical solution, sclerosant, is injected into the affected vein with a fine-gauge needle. The sclerosant irritates the lining of the vein until it collapses and naturally dissolves in the body, forcing healthy blood to move into other veins.  This is the most common way to treat spider and varicose veins, and results are usually seen within a few weeks. 

 

Is It Painful?

The treatment causes very little pain, and requires no numbing or anesthesia. After the appointment, the patients’ legs will likely be wrapped in bandages or compression tights to aid in the healing and collapsing of the veins.

 

How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?

On average, each treatment costs $240-$400 with your CosmeticPerks membership, compared to $300-$500 without a membership. Follow up sessions may be needed to see your desired results, as the veins can reappear with age.