Spider veins—clusters of red, blue, or purple veins that appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles—become noticeable at a young age in some women. For other women, spider veins may not become visible until much later. Some of the factors that contribute to the development of spider veins in the legs include:

  • Heredity
  • Hormonal shifts
  • Occupations or activities that require prolonged sitting or standing
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuation

Spider vein treatment, which is also called sclerotherapy, is a procedure in which a solution is injected into each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade. Dr. Oliver P. Simmons will treat spider veins in Lexington, South Carolina, if you:

  • Are bothered by spider veins anywhere on your body
  • Are committed to following our plastic surgeon’s prescribed treatment
  • Have realistic goals and a positive outlook for spider vein treatment

During treatment, our cosmetic surgeon will inject a sclerosing solution into the affected veins. The injection will irritate the inside of the vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade from view over time. If you have multiple spider veins, multiple injections will be required to collapse all of the veins.

We encourage you to contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.

*Results and patient experience may vary.