We treat spider veins with Esclera (Polidocanol) injections in a procedure called sclerotherapy. Asclera is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of the blood vessel. This causes blood platelets to attach to the lining of the vessel; eventually, cell debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Overtime, the clotted vein will be replaced by tissue.
One treatment is all that is usually necessary. Typically I sclerotherapy session lasts 15 to 45 minutes. For additional information on treatment options visit our vein center page.