What causes the formation of spider veins on the legs? The cause for these superficial veins is unknown. Some researchers believe it is a detour when there is a blockage of a deeper large vein. Pregnancy can result in a number of new spider veins, as can obesity, injury, and sustained periods of standing or sitting.

Patients who are taking oral contraceptives or undergoing hormone replacement may be especially prone to spider veins. Heredity can also play a part.

During sclerotherapy, these spider veins are injected with a solution that causes them to shrink and disappear. This restores clear, beautiful skin. Keep in mind most patients need more than one treatment session.

If you would like to find out more about sclerotherapy treatment, schedule a consultation by contacting us today! Dr. Yoash Enzer is a board-certified surgeon and Rhode Island’s top laser and cosmetic specialist.