Leg Veins, Spider Veins and Varicose Veins (Sclerotherapy)
Dilated blue and/or red leg veins can be treated! Sclerotherapy is a prescription injectable treatment for dilated spider veins and varicose veins. Dr. Claiborne typically uses polidocanol (Asclera®) to irritate and damage the lining of the enlarged blood vessels. This causes blood platelets and cellular debris to attach to the lining of the vessels; eventually, cellular debris and platelets cause the blood vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein will be replaced with tissue.