Way to treat spider veins without surgery or by laser treatment?
Are there any procedures used to treat spider veins without surgery?
Yes - there are two popular non-invasive spider vein treatments:
1) Laser Vein Treatments are used on small to medium-sized vessels (usually 1-3 mm in diameter). A handheld laser is passed over your skin. The light from the laser is absorbed by your blood vessels, which causes them to be destroyed. You may experience some minor side effects, like reddening of your skin, blistering and bruising. All of these side effects should pass relatively quickly.
2) Sclerotherapy is used for medium-sized vessels (3+ mm in diameter). During the treatment, a solution is injected into the target spider vein with a small needle, which causes the vein to shrink and eventually disappear. The procedure is usually painless and has zero downtime. You may experience some bruising, although this is not very common.
Both laser treatments and sclerotherapy are very effective and safe spider vein treatments. The average cost of spider vein treatments is $320.