“I have tried various treatments to eliminate tiny veins on my legs. My doctor told me they are spider veins. Is there another treatment that can be done to eliminate these?”

“Yes there are various treatment options for spider veins including lasers and compression socks. We find that sclerotherapy seems to work best for most patients. It is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a solution into the affected veins. The medication injected into the vein is called asclera. This medication works by damaging the inner wall of the vein causing the vein to collapse and thus disappear,” Kendall Key said.

“It is recommended that a series of 4-6 treatments be done 4 weeks apart. During your treatment, you will be asked to wear compression hose for a few days and to avoid tanning. Light exercise is encouraged immediately after the procedure to ensure the medication circulates into the affected veins,” Key said.