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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Baron
52 years experience General Surgery
Help is available: The usual place for spider veins is the legs. However, they can occur on the face. They can be removed either by laser, electric pencil or injection ... Read More
Dr. Albert Malvehy
21 years experience Phlebology
Laser: Spider veins on the cheeks are usually treated with a laser like a 1064. Your dermatologist or a phlebologist (vein specialist) can help.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
25 years experience Vascular Surgery
Use thermal device: There are several different options for treatment of facial spider veins that are very effective. I have found that both laser and Ohmic thermolysis ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
Non bulging: Spider veins can be red, purple, green in color, not raised or bulging like varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins, then sup ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Schwartz
9 years experience Vascular Surgery
Red, Purple or Blue : Spider veins are the small, thread-like colored veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin. Spider veins, also known as telangiectasias ... Read More
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Dr. Ted King
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Thread-like veins: As dr. Schwartz said, "spider veins are the small, thread-like colored veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin." in fact in some co ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Presant
41 years experience Phlebology
Spider vein treatmen: Spider veins are best treated by injection sclerotherapy. A solution is injected into the veins which causes a fibrosis and closure of the veins. A ve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sclerotherapy & Lase: Spider veins are best treated with sclerotherapy in combination with laser ablation. However underlying venous disease may be better approaches with t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
47 years experience Phlebology
Reduction of spiders: Spider veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatments may inclu ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
Cosmetic or medical: Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins. If patients have spider veins, but also have aching, cramping, swelling, restless legs, etc- they ne ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
30 years experience Phlebology
Heredity: We inherit the gene for weak vein walls, thus spider or varicose vein or weak vein valves, sometimes later in life after environmental or work issues ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Can be: Spider veins, or spider angiomata, on the chest can be a sign of liver trouble. Something that is often called spider veins that are seen around the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosen
22 years experience Phlebology
See a Phlebologist.: The best way of dealing with spider veins is to follow this algorithm: treat the deepest source of problems first. A doc board-certified in phlebolog ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosen
22 years experience Phlebology
A few ways...: 1st, find the right "you" to remove them: a board-certified phlebologist. Your doc needs to do a history and exam to see if spiders are an isolated pr ... Read More
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