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Sclerotherapy:
Spider Vein Treatment


Spider veins are small network of veins that occur near the surface of the skin and often appear on the legs or face. They appear as reddish, purplish, or blue veins and often look like tree branches or spider legs.. Spider veins can become quite unsightly. They may enlarge over time. It is estimated that over 50% of adult females will develop spider veins.

Cause of Spider Veins

The most common cause of spider veins is genetic predisposition. They occur more frequently in women (for instance, in and around a pregnancy). They also may be the result of injury. Spider veins on the face may be related to sun damage.



Spider Vein Treatment

At Saugerties Wellness Center we treat small spider veins by a procedure called ‘Sclerotherapy’. Sclerotherapy involves the injection (directly into the spider vein) of a solution that will cause the vein to disintegrate and disappear. The treatment quick and relatively painless.

Please call us at 845 247 WELL for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Sclerotherapy Questions

What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure to treat spider veins.

How is Sclerotherapy done?
Sclerotherapy is done by injecting the spider veins with a ‘sclerosant’- a substance that destroys the veins.

Are the injections painful?
Generally the injections have minimum discomfort. At Saugerties Wellness Center we also use a cream on the skin to further reduce the discomfort.

How soon do they work?
Generally results start to be seen immediately.

How long do they last?
The effects of the injections are permanent. Any new veins that develop in the future can also be treated similarly.

Are there any major side effects?
Generally there are no side effects except for occasional bruising at the site. The bruising generally goes away very soon.

Is it very expensive?
The price of Sclerotherapy treatments is surprisingly affordable and consequently very popular.

How would I know if this is recommended for me?
Please call us at 845 247 WELL for a FREE evaluation. During this evaluation, your skin will be examined in detail to determine if you can be benefited by this procedure.