Spider Vein Treatments And What To Expect

Spider Veins - Treatment by Vein Specialists of PittsburghSpider veins are red, blue, purple, or pinkish lines which can be seen on the outer part of the skin in a spider-leg arrangement. The actual structure you are seeing is a vessel called capillaries or small veins (venules) which have become larger than structurally designed and become apparent on the skin.

Quick Video Showing How Spider Vein Treatment Works

Treatment for Spider Veins Sclerotherapy

Check out this short video showing how quickly spider veins are treated. There is nothing like seeing it in action!

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Spider Vein Consultations

Treatment for Spider Veins Sclerotherapy

Vein Specialists of Pittsburgh offers consultation for patients with spider veins and/or varicose veins.

A brief ultrasound screening is frequently performed at the time of first consultation.

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What Exactly is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy entails injection of solution into the diseased veins causing the blood in the vein to clot and the vein to shut down.

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Does Sclerotherapy Hurt?

Sclerotherapy

As injection of sclerosing agent entails multiple needle sticks with a very small needle, mild discomfort and/ or burning sensation is possible. Injections are generally well tolerated.

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Does Sclerotherapy Involve Side Effects?

Sclerotherapy

Common side effects include bruising, redness, swelling or itching at the injection site.

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Other Common Questions Regarding Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy

Having question about sclerotherapy is natural. How long does it take? How many treatments are needed? How soon can I resume work and exercise? How long is complete recovery?

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