The treatment of choice for most spider veins is sclerotherapy – the injection of small amounts of a special solution directly into unwanted veins. This collapses and shrinks the treated veins which are later reabsorbed by the body’s natural healing response. It is a brief office procedure which requires no anesthesia.

Because we use very small needles, and because the FDA-approved solution we use does not cause intense burning like hypertonic saline, there is only minor discomfort.

In most cases, feeder “reticular” veins are treated simultaneously with the spider veins to prevent recurrence of the same veins. “Reticular” veins are visible as larger, blue-green veins which often follow a zigzag course to reach spider vein patches. Many doctors performing sclerotherapy as a sideline either ignore or avoid treating these feeder leg veins. Dr. Leary prides himself in treating the reticular vein during sclerotherapy to achieve better and longer lasting results.

After sclerotherapy for spider veins, Dr. Leary encourages normal activity, plenty of walking and graded (15/20) compression on the legs for 3 days.

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Dr. Leary took a lot of time with me and was very detailed. He walked me through what causes the symptoms. He went through the different options to fix to the problem and suggested the best solution for me. He did a great job of managing my expectations. He has ...
Karen
I had large, bulbous veins on the front of the my legs where they were very noticeable. I like to wear shorts and I’m very athletic . I run, I go to the gym and the vein was right in front where I would always see it.I liked the idea ...
Denise
I am so pleased with how my legs look and feel! Over the past 20 years, I have had various types of treatments in several cities for my varicose veins, and Dr. Leary is the best. Never have I seen such noticeable improvement in such little time. Dr. Leary and ...
Collie
I have to tell you again that I’m absolutely thrilled with the work that Dr. Leary has done – I’ve had 4-5 sclerotherapy appointments with him and it’s been terrific. The difference is amazing – I’m definitely ready for summer! When I was in this morning I told him that ...
Alicia

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