In some women, spider veins – those small clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles – become noticeable at a young age. For others, the veins may not become obvious until much later.
A number of factors may contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs, including:
- Hormonal shifts
- Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
- Weight fluctuation
There are effective, safe and relatively painless methods available for reducing spider veins.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy involves the injection of a solution into each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade. If you have multiple spider veins, the treatment will require multiple injections to collapse all the veins.