Spider veins of the legs can be safely and effectively treated with sclerotherapy, whereby a solution is injected directly into unwanted vessels causing them to gradually fade. Sclerotherapy remains one of the gold standards for leg vein treatment. In cases with very small-caliber vessels that cannot be injected, laser procedures may yield some improvement, although this is less consistently successful than sclerotherapy.

Both procedures are best performed during the fall/winter months when temporary discoloration and support hosiery can be covered by clothing. Dr. Leah Ansell has a particular interest and expertise in sclerotherapy for superficial spider veins.