If you have spider veins, you’ve probably considered having them removed. Even though you know spider veins aren’t necessarily a medical problem, the aesthetics of the prominent blue, red, or even purple veins on your legs is enough to make you want to wear pants all year.


But there’s one question that’s stopped you from going through with the spider vein removal treatment: “Is removing spider veins painful?”

The Answer Might Surprise You!

Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure done by your healthcare provider to treat uncomplicated spider veins and uncomplicated reticular veins. The treatment involves the injection of a solution into the affected veins.

Asclera® (polidocanol) is a sclerosing agent that is injected into the vein. It works by damaging the endothelium, the cells lining the inside of blood vessels. Blood platelets attach to the lining, along with other cellular debris, causing the vessel to clot. Over time, the clotted vein with be replace with tissue.

How We Keep You Comfortable

Some patients may find sclerotherapy uncomfortable only because it involves the use of needles. For that reason, Derma Tech ensures you’re as comfortable and prepared for the treatment as possible. Your technician may use ice or a topical numbing cream to ensure you don’t feel the pinch of the needle throughout your sclerotherapy procedure.

The treatment itself may make your veins feel a little warm, like a slight burn. This shouldn’t be overly uncomfortable; in fact, most patients stop noticing it after their procedure has concluded.

Take the Next Step

Don’t let the thought of pain or discomfort prevent you from finally removing those spider veins. Schedule a consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri. (417) 206-4884