Remove spider veins

How can spider veins be treated?

Spider veins are to be seen as a kind of mini convulsive vein and do not require treatment as they are mostly only a cosmetic problem. Before getting treatment, however, clarify the cause of your spider veins in any case, because various venous disorders can be behind them.
As such, there are two main therapeutic options for removing spider veins. On the one hand, the patient has the option of laser therapy or obliteration of the enlarged veins. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and neither offer a 100% guarantee that spider veins will disappear. They also do not prevent the appearance of spider veins.

For more information, see the main article Spider Veins.


Also Sclerotherapy called. In doing so, the fine veins with are different Medication (Polidocanol/Macrogol lauryl ether) treated. They are injected into the spider veins either as a liquid or as a foam. The drug causes one local inflammation in the vessels, they stick together and are broken down by the body's own immune system. The inflammation is mostly not painful. The liquid / foam is after about 2-3 days broken down and excreted by the body. After treatment is a compression of the leg with stockings or wraps advisable. To about 2-3 months After successful treatment, the spider veins should no longer be visible.

Laser therapy

The other method to remove spider veins is this Laser therapy. With this method, even the finest veins can be treated (up to a diameter of approx. 0.1 mm). The laser ensures that the blood clots in the spider veins and thus clumps. The body's own defense system breaks down the clumped parts. After that, the vein walls break and are also broken down. The spider veins should then no longer be visible. But this is necessary several sessions. A result should be visible after about a month.

Cost of removing the spider veins

On the one hand there is the possibility of spider veins (Varices) to desert and on the other hand the possibility of a laser treatment.
At a Desolation (Sclerotherapy) the spider veins, Aethoxysklerol is injected directly into the small blood vessels. The vessels stick together and are then broken down by the body. This method is mainly used for larger spider veins.

During laser treatment, which can also be used for smaller and especially superficial spider veins, the skin is irradiated with very long-wave light. This light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the red blood pigment hemoglobin and thus the blood vessels stick together. With both treatment methods, it always depends on how large the area to be treated is and how often a session is required.
Most spider veins disappear after approx. 4-6 weeks.

For 100cm2 approx. 150 € to 200 € are calculated, the desertification can also be a little cheaper. Often you get the follow-up treatments a little cheaper. Usually you also have to add the costs for the initial consultation, which often costs an additional 50 €. Occasionally, however, one can find much cheaper offers for sclerotherapy and laser treatment. The former partly under 65 € and the second from 80 €. It is always important not to neglect the quality of the treatment when considering the price.

Side effects

The side effects of sclerotherapy are brownish discoloration of the skin, reddish discoloration the skin, little one scar or allergic reaction.
Side effects of laser removal are brownish spots, Bruising and Redness.
The recurrence cannot be influenced by these treatments. Just Sports, one healthy eating and avoiding Obesity play a role in spider veins prevention!

Treatment Risks

It can be at the point where the spider vein was Loss of pigment arise. This means that an impression of the vein remains. However, this happens extremely rarely. Sometimes the area does not appear light, but also much darker than the surrounding tissue.
In isolated cases you also have to go along Blistering, Redness and also swelling, calculate the lasered / deserted area. In very rare cases, an inflammatory reaction can also occur and as a result, wound healing disorders and Scarring. There are also possible bruises due to blood pigment deposits.

After regeneration, it cannot be ruled out that new vessels will form. With sclerotherapy in particular, some patients may react with an allergy to the sclerosing fluid or the sclerosing foam. However, this risk can be kept as low as possible in advance by means of an allergy test. Most risks can be kept very low if you strictly follow the instructions of the treating doctor.