Sclerosing spider veins: How to get rid of the annoying veins and spots

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They shimmer reddish-bluish through the skin and limit the aesthetics of, for example, the legs: We are talking about spider veins. They are a mild form of varicose veins. Spider veins develop when blood pools in the veins and bulges form. The blood vessels then shimmer through the skin as branches. As a rule, they are harmless and do not cause any discomfort. However, many people find the veins and spots disturbing. In this case, we can help in our private practice for dermatology in Munich and obliterate the spider veins. How this works exactly, we explain to you in the following.

Development of spider veins

Reticular varicose veins – as spider veins are also called – are small dilated veins (capillaries) in the upper layer of the skin. They are filled with blood and appear net-like. They usually appear on the legs.

Sclerosing spider veins

But how do they develop? Normally, blood flows from the superficial venous system into the deeper one. From there it is pumped back to the heart – against the force of gravity. To prevent the blood from flowing back, there are venous valves. However, if they do not close properly, the blood backs up in the vessels. The veins expand. The result is spider veins or even varicose veins.

By the way: spider veins can be the precursor of varicose veins. However, unlike these true varicose veins, which place a great strain on the vascular system and increase the risk of thrombosis, spider veins are harmless to health. They are more of a cosmetic problem.

Spider veins can affect both women and men. Typical causes for the development of spider veins are a genetic predisposition, long sunbathing sessions, extreme saunas, obesity, as well as the effects of hormones, pregnancy or severe weight loss.

Dr. Tatjana Pavicic

Dr. Tatjana Pavicic is a specialist in dermatology and venereology with her own practice in Munich. She is an internationally recognized expert in aesthetic dermatology with a special focus on dermocosmetics, botulinum toxin, fillers and lasers.

Sclerotherapy for the removal of spider veins

Those who are bothered by spider veins can have them sclerosed or injected away with the so-called sclerotherapy in our practice in Munich.

Sclerotherapy of spider veins is also called fine sclerotherapy or micro-sclerotherapy. “Micro” because it involves small veins (and not pronounced varicose veins). In addition, particularly fine needles are used. With these, we inject a so-called sclerosant – a drug specially developed for this purpose – into the small veins. It reacts with the inner wall of the small veins and activates the body’s own processes, which lead to adhesion and thus to closure of the vessel walls.

After some time, your body develops a connective tissue strand from the sclerosed vein. This process is called sclerosis. Your body breaks down the connective tissue strand and the fine branching is permanently gone.

Sclerosing spider veins
Spider veins sclerotherapy in munich

Do you suffer from spider veins and would like to have them removed? Then we are your contact in Munich. Sclerotherapy is effective, safe and painless. There are no scars after the treatment and the study situation is excellent. In addition to sclerotherapy, laser treatment is also possible, in which we close the small vessels with an Nd-YAG laser and thus remove them. Feel free to make an appointment with us for consultation and treatment

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