* Before & After results may vary from person to person.
Dr. Earl Minuk, of Winnipeg’s Dermatology SkinClinic & Laser Centre has over 20 years experience with injection techniques (sclerotherapy) to improve spider leg veins. Please see photos, videos and information of lasers and sclerotherapy therapy of leg veins.
Unsightly Spider Leg Veins can be dramatically improved with simple in-office procedures. Most people will require a few treatments, usually scheduled weekly or biweekly, to achieve maximum results. Treatment won’t interfere with your lifestyle, in fact you can leave an office session and resume almost all normal activities immediately.
Laser and sclerotherapy can help you.
What causes spider veins to be visible?
The cause of spider veins is not very well know. In many cases they seem to run in families. There may be a relationship in some people to hormone therapy, pregnancy, and the birth-control pill.
Can spider veins be prevented?
Spider veins can’t always be prevented. Wearing support hose may prevent some unwanted blood vessels from developing.
How are the veins treated?
In the majority of cases, a procedure called sclerotherapy is used to treat unwanted blood vessels. A formulated solution is injected with a very fine needle directly into the unwanted blood vessel. This procedure has been used for spider veins since the 1930s and before that for larger veins. In our clinic Dr Minuk mostly treats the smaller superficial veins.
How long is it until there is a noticeable result?
Over 1-4 weeks, the vessels fade, eventually becoming virtually unnoticeable or invisible. A single blood vessel may have to be injected more than once, some weeks apart, depending on its size and response to treatment. In any one treatment session a number of vessels can be injected.
How long does it last?
Spider veins treatment is usually permanent however, you may develop new veins which may require treatment.
Are there any side effects to laser or sclerotherapy?
Both treatments are very safe. An allergic reaction is very rare with the solution Dr. Minuk uses for treatment. The veins may look darker before fading and a bruising may occur around the treatment area. We encourage you to meet with Dr. Minuk to discuss the procedure before starting.