Sclerotherapy: The Spider Vein Magic Eraser

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide


Are you selective about your wardrobe because you have embarassing spider veins? We can help. Check out below the most commonly asked questions and answers about spider vein removal via Sclerotherapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are spider veins?

Also known as telangiectasias, spider veins are a common, milder variation of varicose veins. Spider veins occur when widened blood vessels cause thin lines and web-like patterns to appear on the skin. They can be red, purple, or blue in color and can appear on any part of the body. People commonly develop spider veins on their face and legs.

What causes spider veins?

There are certain characteristics and lifestyle factors that can make you more susceptible to developing visible veins such as: genetics, age, gender, weight, pregnancy, daily activity, and prior trauma or surgery. Essentially anyone can be affected by them. We help many men and women treat the unwanted appearance of spider veins.

What’s the best treatment to remove spider veins?

Sclerotherapy is a simple and easy way for our NYC dermatologist to help you be free from the embarrassment of a large, dark vein showing. Oftentimes, visible veins form on the back of the calves so they, unfortunately, show when you're wearing shorts or a bathing suit. This simple treatment can help rid your body of those unwanted veins and help you love the way you look.

How does Sclerotherapy work?

Sclerotherapy is a procedure where our Manhattan dermatologist injects a chemical into your varicose and spider veins. This chemical makes the blood vessel constrict and causes your body to remove the veins naturally. 

Is Sclerotherapy safe?

We utilize a specific formula called Asclera™, which has several advantages over previous sclerotherapy formulas. Asclera™ is an FDA approved injectable sclerotherapy treatment available to doctors for use on spider veins up to 3mm in diameter. Once injected, it works to close the vein and eventually causes it to disappear.

When will I results from Sclerotherapy?

here is no downtime after a treatment, and most veins only require one or two sessions to fade completely. This is a convenient and effective solution for many patients who struggle with the appearance of visible veins.