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How Sclerotherapy Works To Remove Spider Veins

Skin is the most delicate part of the human body and requires a very high level of care and medication in case of skin problems and allergies. A major type of skin problem is spider veins which  is also called as telangiectasias. It is the condition of skin where clusters of very tiny blood vessels get accumulated very close to the surface of the skin. This often leads to a red, purple and often green coloured appearance of a spider's web on the skin.  A lot of people suffer from this condition. Dr. Michael Steppie is a renowned skin therapist and is known to treat this condition through the process of Sclerotherapy.  

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a highly effective medical treatment used by numerous of skin surgeons including Dr. Michael steppie for treating the condition of spider veins in humans. This method is known to be minimally invasive and is quite effective in its approach. Once the veins are treated they tend to disappear after some time which generally is reported to be of a month, whereas in come cases the results can be observed before that as well.

How is sclerotherapy performed?

Here are the steps for the procedure of sclerotherapy: -


The procedure of sclerotherapy is a relatively simple process and does not require any kind of anaesthesia. The period of the procedure is generally different in different individuals. It takes somewhere between 15 minutes to an hour for this process to get completed. Also, a major deciding factor of the process is the level of damage of the veins.


In this procedure the patients are made to lie on their back with elevated legs and the doctors proceed with their processes in the same way. Once the procedure is completed the area in which the operation took place is cleaned with alcohol swabs. Also, saline solution is also injected in the veins of the patients, this is done to treat the veins so that they return back to their normal condition. The solution results in collapsing of the veins which results in force push of the blood out of the veins. This is the same vein which is affected by spider vein condition and in the end it gets absorbed within the tissue and it eventually disappears.


A slight compression is applied while removing the needle from the affected area. This is done in order to disperse the solution and in order to remove the blood from the injected needle. There are one to multiple injections required for this step depending upon the size of the vein.

This is the major procedure that doctors like Dr. michael steppie uses in order to treat the condition called spider veins. It is an effective procedure and is renowned for treating the condition of varicose veins as well.

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