Radiansia, Total Aesthetic Solutions


Conveniently located to serve the Greater Hartford Area, Farmington Valley and Southern Massachusetts.



Conveniently located to serve the Greater Hartford Area, Farmington Valley and Southern Massachusetts.


Exploring Spider Vein Treatment Options

Spider veins are those tiny red, blue, or purple veins that appear close to the skin’s surface. While they are typically harmless, they can sometimes cause discomfort or self-consciousness. 

Fortunately, there are several effective treatment options available to reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins. At Radiansia in Bloomfield, CT we offer sclerotherapy and laser treatments for spider veins.

Understanding Spider Veins

Spider veins, medically known as telangiectasia, are small, dilated blood vessels that appear near the skin’s surface. They can develop due to various factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, pregnancy, prolonged standing or sitting, obesity, and aging. 

While they typically do not cause symptoms beyond their appearance, some individuals may experience itching, burning, or aching in the affected area.

Spider Vein Treatment Options

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy, also known as laser ablation or laser vein treatment, is a popular and minimally invasive procedure for treating spider veins. During the procedure, a specialized laser device emits a precise wavelength of light targeted at the spider veins. The heat from the laser damages the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and seal shut. 

Over time, the body absorbs the collapsed vein, and it fades from view. Laser therapy is particularly effective for smaller spider veins close to the skin’s surface.

Multiple treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results. There may be some mild discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment.


Sclerotherapy is another commonly used treatment for spider veins, particularly larger ones or those located deeper beneath the skin’s surface. 

During sclerotherapy, a sclerosing solution, typically in the form of a liquid or foam, is injected into the spider veins using a fine needle. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together.

Over time, the collapsed vein is reabsorbed by the body, and blood is rerouted through healthier veins.

Sclerotherapy is highly effective for treating both small and larger spider veins. Most patients require multiple treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Mild discomfort or cramping may occur during the injections, but it is usually well-tolerated. 

Patients are typically advised to wear compression stockings for a period after treatment to help promote healing.

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

While both treatments have proven to be highly effective, the choice between them depends on factors such as the size and location of the spider veins, as well as individual preferences and medical considerations. Consulting with a qualified dermatologist or vein specialist can help determine the most suitable treatment approach for each individual.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you are bothered by your spider veins and would like to learn more about the treatment options we offer, contact Radiansia in Bloomfield, CT today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Felice. He is dedicated to providing personalized treatments that provide the best possible results to our patients.