What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are red, blue, or purple veins that are highly visible on the surface of the skin. They usually take the form of narrow lines and often cluster in bunches or webs.
Spider veins are generally not a threat to your health, but they are indicative of damage. When the valves controlling the flow of blood through veins degrade, it leads to pooling in the capillaries. Eventually, the trapped blood causes the blood vessel walls to bulge, leading to visible colored streaks on the outside.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is one of Dr. Vargas’ most popular treatments for eliminating unwanted spider veins. The technique involves injecting unsightly veins with foam or solution that causes the blood vessels to collapse on themselves. As the veins die, the body naturally processes them, reducing their visibility on the surface of the skin. At the same time, the vascular system reroutes flow to the surrounding tissues, ensuring that they maintain a constant supply of blood.