How to Treat Spider Veins

Self-confidence comes from within, but when spider veins appear on exposed parts of your legs, your self-esteem may suffer. Spider veins aren’t just unsightly. They can cause discomfort as they itch and burn, and cause people to feel embarrassed to show their legs. Thankfully, Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville, TN offers treatments including Sclerotherapy, a highly effective, non-surgical option to help patients clear up those ugly spider veins.

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is the recommended treatment for small varicose veins and spider veins. This is an in-office, minimally invasive and painless procedure that can be performed in under an hour.

During sclerotherapy, spider veins are injected with a solution that causes the veins to swell, collapse and fade away over time.

Sclerotherapy at Premier Vascular and Vein Center

Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center in Knoxville, TN has an entire team of vein and vascular experts including a dedicated Sclerotherapy nurse injector.

What are the risks of spider veins?

Spider veins are not typically dangerous, but they could be an indication of varicose veins that may require treatment. The larger, ropy varicose veins may be associated with other symptoms such as pain, heaviness, and throbbing.

How to Prepare for Sclerotherapy

As far as preparing for sclerotherapy, Linsey says there isn’t anything patients need to do aside from having an initial vein assessment.

If patients have larger, ropy veins with symptoms, accompanied by spider veins, they will be seen for an ultrasound. This is to ensure the patient is safe to have Sclero, and it allows us to understand more about the patient’s veins, and if they may need to be seen by one of our Vascular Surgeons.”

What to Expect After Sclerotherapy

With each treatment of Sclerotherapy, we look for about fifty percent improvement, and for complete elimination, we require more than one treatment.

Things are going to look much worse before they look better. It takes 6-8 weeks to see results with Sclerotherapy.”

After Sclerotherapy, patients are encouraged to walk and avoid heavy lifting, wear compression stockings for two weeks, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

Winter is one of the best time to have sclerotherapy done since it’s cold out.
However, if treatments are done during the spring and summer months, patients must wear sunscreen.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Options

If you have spider veins or other vein issues, contact our Vein and Vascular experts at Premier Surgical Vascular and Vein Center. To book a Sclerotherapy appointment with Linsey to address your unsightly spider veins, call (865) 588-8229 or visit