Spider veins are small clusters of blue, purple and/or red veins that can be highly visible on the thighs, calves, and even ankles. Researchers at the American Society for Plastic Surgery estimate that at least 50% of women have spider veins and are bothered by the appearance of them on the legs. Some women report noticing spider veins in their 20’s. With Spring Break and summer nearly upon us in Houston, the time of year for breaking out shorts and bathing suits is upon us. Lots of women experience anxiety about wearing clothing that reveals the legs because of spider veins. Fortunately, there is a minor cosmetic treatment available that eliminates existing spider veins. The treatment for eradicating existing spider veins is called sclerotherapy, and it is involves injecting a solution into the veins. This solution causes the veins to collapse and virtually disappear from view. Though the treatment involves injections, these are generally not painful and well tolerated by patients. Obtaining optimal results usually requires two treatments or as recommended by your plastic surgeon. Houston’s Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center offers treatment for patients seeking to rid themselves of spider veins. For more information on this treatment and to see if it is right for you, contact us today.