SCLEROTHERAPYThread veins, spider veins, can be successfully treated by laser therapy.
Sclerotherapy is the treatment of unsightly surface vessels or veins, known as spider veins or thread veins, sunburst or starburst vesels, telangiectatic vessels or unwanted leg veins. The treatment involves the injection of special sclerosing agents into the vein, followed by compression by the application of compression bandages and stockings. Thread veins, spider veins, can be successfully treated by sclerotherapy.
In 1925, Jausion used glycerin to try to treat varicosities. Since then many different agents have been used, including hypertonic saline, dextroject, sodium tetradecylsulphate, hydroxypolyethoxydodecane.