While spider veins are generally cosmetic in nature, they can do a lot of damage to a person’s self-image and can also be a sign of deeper vein disease. They appear as thin red or blue jagged lines, offering covering large areas of the legs and even face.
Sclerotherapy is the most common form of treatment for non-painful varicose and spider veins. Charlotte Radiology offers both medical Sclerotherapy (performed by one of our subspecialized physicians) and cosmetic Sclerotherapy (performed by one of our registered nurses). Medical Sclerotherapy is generally covered by insurance, and is performed as a follow-up to EVLT to treat diseased superficial veins that are linked to previously treated varicose veins. Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is the purely cosmetic treatment of spider veins. In both cases, multiple treatment sessions are generally needed to achieve desired results.