Spider Veins

Why do we get varicose and spider veins?

Damaged vein walls or valves cause the blood to pool in the veins, which increases the pressure in these veins leading to their dilatation and formation of varicose veins. Some other factors that make some people more susceptible to develop dilated veins include inheritance, overweight and obesity, prolonged standing and sitting, pregnancy, and hormonal therapy as contraceptive pills.

Spider Veins treatments


Laser treatment uses focused energy to target and destroys spider veins. The laser energy is directed to the spider veins and causes the veins to close and fade.

The procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis and takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size and number of veins being treated.

Alternative to laser, Sclerotherapy can be used for treatment of spider veins based on size of the veins and patient’s preference.


Sclerotherapy is a proven medical procedure that has been used since the 1930s to eliminate spider veins and varicose veins. It is a quick and simple procedure with a proven success rate. If you have irritating varicose veins, sclerotherapy may be the treatment option for you.

Discuss with your doctor which treatment is best for you, or book now for free consultation.

Sclerotherapy Explained

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for spider veins and varicose veins. During this procedure, a physician will inject a solution (sclerosant) directly into the disease veins causing them to shrink permanently allowing blood to direct into healthy veins. Sclerotherapy is usually performed in the doctor’s office and it doesn’t need anesthesia or any special preparation. After the injection, the patient will need to wear a compression stocking for few days.

Is Sclerotherapy right for me?

There are many treatments for spider veins and varicose veins, but sclerotherapy is the most common for mild cases.

schedule a consultation with Dr. Saad to find out if you are a good candidate for sclerotherapy