Before and after pictures of spider veins that were treated with sclerotherapy. This patient had spider veins behind the knees, which is a common location for spider veins and larger blue, ‘reticular veins.’
Spider vein patient treated at La Jolla Vein Care with sclerotherapy. Notice the presence of a blue ‘feeder vein’ that gives rise to the spider veins. It is important to treat ‘feeder veins’ to successfully eliminate the spider veins. It is similar to ‘pulling the root’ of a weed rather than clipping the weed to eliminate it.
Note that spider veins can vary in size, location and severity. This patient had a large cluster of spider veins that appear as a bluish-purple discoloration on the outside of the knee. This patient has bruising after treatment which will fade over several weeks.