Spider vein injection reduces the appearance of visible tiny spider-like blood
vessels on the skin of the legs. During the surgery, a high concentration saline
solution is injected into the small veins, resulting in collapse and diminished
This procedure does not work well for varicose (raised, rope-like veins) or very
Surgery and Recovery
The procedure is performed without anesthetic in the office. There is a stinging
sensation with the injections, but this rapidly subsides. The legs are wrapped,
and strenuous activity is avoided for 2-3 days, but walking and driving can be
resumed immediately. Frequently, multiple treatments are needed to maximize the
Please schedule a consultation and examination so we can discuss the risks
and benefits of this procedure and determine if spider
vein surgery is right for you.
Please note, any patient
considering cosmetic plastic surgery procedures should be in overall
good health and currently a non-smoker.