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Cosmetic Vein Treatments

Unattractive veins on your legs can challenge one’s self confidence, often triggering social embarrassment.

Visibly apparent surface leg veins, often called spider veins, are usually unattractive and distract from one’s appearance. Public appearances where these veins are socially visible often triggers a sense of uneasiness and embarrassment. Very thorough, effective cosmetic vein treatments to get rid unwanted surface veins on the legs are provided at HOGUE CLINICS by ABVLM certified physician vein specialists.

The professional team at HOGUE CLINICS provides effective, thorough cosmetic vein treatments remedies to get rid of spider veins on the legs.
Contact Us today to set up a Cosmetic Leg Vein Evaluation at HOGUE CLINICS if you are not an already established patient of Hogue Vein Institute. A Cosmetic Leg Vein Evaluation is required for all new HOGUE CLINICS patients before a Cosmetic Vein Treatment may be scheduled at HOGUE CLINICS.

About Cosmetic Vein Treatments

Three pairs of legsThe development of unsightly surface veins on the legs usually worsens over time without treatment intervention.


All cosmetic vein treatments at HOGUE CLINICS are performed in a private clinic setting while awake, with no downtime. Patients having cosmetic sclerotherapy treatments will need to bring compression stockings to wear afterwards.

HOGUE CLINICS uses gold-standard proven sclerotherapy injection techniques when treating spider veins on the legs.

Good Candidates

Good candidates for cosmetic leg vein treatments are healthy individuals without a co-existing varicose vein condition. If a medical leg vein condition co-exists, such as varicose veins, then it requires treatment first. This is because varicose veins on the legs are often responsible for giving rise to surface spider veins on the legs. The only way to determine whether one “is” or “is not” a good candidate for cosmetic vein treatment at HOGUE CLINICS is to have an onsite evaluation by our ABVLS certified physician vein specialist.

  • Female patients should not have a vein treatment when they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Cosmetic vein treatments often require multiple treatment sessions to achieve optimal aesthetic outcomes.
  • Patients should have realistic expectations since results may vary from individual to individual.

Treatment Options


Unwanted surface veins on the legs can be eliminated with injection sclerotherapy using the FDA-cleared sclerosant, polidocanol. Polidocanol was developed as a local anesthetic agent, so its use in sclerotherapy has an added benefit of numbing any pain associated with the sclerosis agent effects. To treat spider veins, polidocanol is injected into the targeted lumen of the surface vein. It works by damaging the vein’s endothelium, which are the cells lining the inside of the vascular tube. As a result, the targeted surface vein will eventually shrink, collapse, and disappear. Cosmetic injection sclerotherapy typically takes about 60 minutes to perform, especially if performed in a thorough and detailed manner at HOGUE CLINICS. Once treated, a cosmetic vein patient may return to home with no downtime. Following treatment patients are instructed to wear compression stockings for several days or longer, depending on the severity of the underlying vein condition.

Results of Cosmetic Vein Treatments

Side view of female figure
The amount of time it takes to obtain visibly noticeable results after a cosmetic vein treatment to treat spider veins and reticular veins varies according to the type of treatment. Smaller veins usually shrink, collapse, and disappear more quickly than larger ones.

Cosmetic Vein TreatmentVein treatments such as injection sclerotherapy result in gradual disappearance of the treated veins over time, usually after weeks to a few months. Often, multiple treatment sessions are needed to get rid of unwanted surface veins. Patience is often a key ingredient to successful cosmetic vein treatment outcomes.

Contact HOGUE CLINICS today to explore scheduling a cosmetic vein treatment to get rid of spider veins on your legs.

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