Come closer. Really, really, close. I have spider veins along with a thousand other things that people would call flaws. My name is Lexi. I’m a senior beauty editor at Refinery29. A lot people want to know what they can do about their spider veins and I don’t think I know anyone without them so when I had the opportunity to be a guinea pig, I jumped at it. Spider veins are tiny blood vessels visible at the surface of the skin, often found in clusters that resemble a spider web. They’re caused by many factors including hormones, sun exposure, and genetics. Scl..Scl..oh. It’s hard to pronounce! Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is one of the most cost effective ways to get rid of spider or varicose veins. Sclerotherapy treats many types of veins by injecting them with a material that causes the vein to become damaged and then absorbed back into the body. So you’re basically turning off the vein. Sclerotherapy has been used in modern medicine for over 100 years but some say it was practiced in ancient times using the sharp point of a feather to inject an irritant like salt water or tree sap into the vein. These days the process is much more refined. What is it we want to do? This is Dr. Lancer. Dr. Lancer is one of the top dermatologists to see in Los Angeles. It’s been reported that everyone from Kim Kardashian to Oprah to Beyoncé sees him. I don’t have a lot but I do have some that I think could be enough to get a reaction. Right. Being a beauty editor, you know that anytime a needle crosses your skin, there are risks. There are risks of infection, there are risks of allergic reaction. I definitely was a little bit worried even though this is a pretty common procedure. First, Dr. Lancer mixes his solution of choice, Asclera, a drug made for treating veins with salt water. The needle is bent so the angle is optimal for injection. The treatment requires a steady hand. This vein is actually smaller in diameter than the needle. The results are instant. Can you see it? Oh! Done. The entire procedure was really quick and painless. It by no means got rid of all the veins, which wasn’t exactly to be expected. It does take a couple of different treatments. That’s the injection site right there, that little mark. So it’s basically everything through here. For anyone who’s looking for a fast, less expensive alternative to getting rid of spider veins, I definitely recommend Scelotherapy. Nope, didn’t say that right. Thanks for watching Refinery29. For more videos like this, click here. And to subscribe, click here.