Lori Harrington, PA, is a seasoned specialist in addressing spider and varicose veins through a range of techniques. She has also offered training to numerous physicians in the South Florida region.

Sclerotherapy for spider veins, or varicose veins entails the injection of a specialized medication solution into undesired veins. This solution induces scarring and the subsequent collapse or sealing of the veins, preventing further blood filling. Lori Harrington in Boca Raton has honed this technique to minimize any potential discomfort.

Sclerotherapy is a safe and common procedure for the removal of spider veins related to:

  • Age
  • Heredity factors
  • Hormonal changes
  • Lack of movement
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy


Spider veins are those groups of veins that can appear on the thighs, calves, and ankles. They can become noticeable at an age for some women while for others they may not become apparent until later in life.

During the treatment most patients experience minimal discomfort and there is no need for downtime. You can resume your activities almost immediately.

After receiving treatment it’s important to follow your providers advice. Some patients may be recommended to wear compression stockings to aid in recovery and prevent the development of varicose veins. Additionally, a few individuals may notice bruising or marks at the injection site.

Spider veins typically respond well to treatment within 3–6 weeks. However, veins may take around 3–4 months to show improvement. Successful treatment should result in the disappearance of the veins. In cases where treatment’s not entirely effective your doctor may suggest additional sessions.