Show Your Spider Veins the Exit

Here in coastal Carolina, those purple, blue and red squiggly lines coursing about on your legs area about as welcome as a new hurricane forming down in the Caribbean.

Spider veins. They can make you avoid putting on shorts or a swimsuit. And that’s a crime living in this area!

But the team at AesthetiSpa can show those obnoxious spider veins who’s the boss with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a fast, effective way to remove your spider veins.

Why do I have spider veins?

To understand your spider veins, a little anatomy helps. Veins return blood to the heart. And in the legs they have a real fight with gravity. As we age, the strength of the support tissues and even of the veins themselves can diminish. This can cause the blood to back up and pool in spots. This shows itself in spider and varicose veins. Because spider veins are just below the surface of the skin they are very visible. Varicose veins are usually larger and deeper.

What is sclerotherapy?

Other than a good word for a Charleston elementary school spelling bee, sclerotherapy is a word your spider veins don’t want to hear. It is the most effective method for removing unwanted veins on your legs. First developed way back in the 1930s, sclerotherapy is superior to IPL and laser treatments for removing spider veins.

Sclerotherapy is a simple process. We use a very small needle and inject a special saline solution into the vein in question. The saline irritates the wall of the vein, which causes the vein wall to collapse and shutting off any blood in the vein. This minimizes the appearance of the vein instantly, and the body eventually absorbs the unused vein. Any blood that was routed through the vein is instantly rerouted to other, healthier veins.


After your sclerotherapy, you will have some bruising at the injection sites. If you have multiple spider veins treated, we’ll put you in some compression stockings for about two weeks that you’ll wear during waking hours. This compression improves your results so most veins need only one injection to disappear.

Since we’re a sundress and shorts kind of climate just about year-round here in Mt. Pleasant, any time is a good time to get rid of your spider veins. Call us at AesthetiSpa Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center, 843-849-9925, and set up an appointment for sclerotherapy.

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