Removal of spider veins on the leg and lower body
Thread veins are the common names given for unsightly purplish superficial veins under the surface of the skin, mainly on lower legs and thighs. These dilated veins are also called spider veins or thread veins and they may be visible as short, unconnected lines or resemble a spider web.
The treatment involves injection of a solution given superficially into the vein with a very fine needle. This causes the vein walls to collapse and this causes them to become less visible. A topical anaesthetic cream can be used to minimise the discomfort. Further treatments will narrow the vein even more and they will disappear completely within a few weeks. Sclerotherapy takes around half an hour to complete one session.