Sclerotherapy (spider veins)
Sclerotherapy is a treatment for unwanted veins on the legs, face or body. It involves injections into the veins with a saline (salt) and dextrose (sugar) solution. Occasionally, other solutions may be used. The intent is to close these superficial veins by causing a mild inflammation in the vein. The blood flow will then go to where it should, into the deeper vein system.
Spider veins are the very thin superficial veins that look purple or red, and look like marks drawn by a thin pen line. Varicose veins are large blue bulging veins that are deeper. Dr. Diane Wong will assess your veins and make appropriate recommendations. Only spider veins are treated at Glow Medi Spa. For very large bulging varicose veins on the legs, sometimes surgery or EVLT (Endovenous Laser Treatments) is required. If these procedures are required, Dr. Diane Wong will make a referral to a vascular surgeon.