Pittsburgh Dr who treats varicose veins with sclerotherapy

SclerotherapyIf you no longer like how your legs look in shorts… If you have begun to notice squiggly little blue or red lines on your legs…   sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins can help There are many causes of spider veins: genetics, females, standing or sitting, childbearing to name a few.

Causes Of Spider Veins

Vein injury causes varicose and spider veins. They appear as the tiny, one-way valves inside the veins begin to deteriorate. These valves force blood back toward our hearts in healthy veins. A portion of the blood flows backward and builds up in the vein when these valves become weak. The vein walls are pressed upon by extra blood in the vein.

The walls of the veins become weak and swell under constant strain. Over time, a varicose or spider vein will appear.


Treatment starts with a thorough ultrasonic exam called a vein map. Vein mapping will identify the root of your vein disease to accurately target treatment so it will be more than cosmetic.  For long term results the underlying cause should be addressed, instead of merely removing the symptom To learn more about sclerotherapy call the professionals at the advanced vein center.

Treating Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy

When using a laser in treating spider veins, the laser is administered from outside of the body. The concentrated light energy from the laser passes through the skin, heating up the blood vessel and eventually destroying it. Different types of lasers that produce light at different wavelengths are carefully selected depending on how deep under the skin the spider veins are located. Each wavelength penetrates the skin at different depths as to target only the veins, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Medical providers also take additional precautions to reduce the likeliness of side effects during the procedure. The skin is kept cool with cooling pads during the procedure in order to avoid pain. This also prevents a mild burn similar to a sunburn from forming. Additionally, the doctor may sometimes apply a topical anesthetic.

Most procedures are covered by insurance   FREE Vein Screenings Call   724-987-3220 REQUEST A FREE VEIN SCREENING FREE Vein Screenings  are available at ALL locations. Vein clinic in Cranberry, Butler vein clinic and our Bridgewater vein clinic to name a few. For directions to our vein offices, visit our Locations page. To find out more about the treatment of veins in Pittsburgh, Call today or fill out our form to schedule a  FREE Vein Screening 724.987.3220 Want to learn how to achieve healthy veins?