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How can i lessen the appearance of thread veins?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, injecting a solution known as a detergent (polidocanol, sotradecol) into the thread veins using a small needle. It would be wise to see a phlebologist in your area by checking www.Phlebology.Org, and you can undergo a proper venous evaluation and treatment for your thread veins.
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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 36 years experience
Various options: There are a variety of treatment options for thread veins. Injection sclerotherapy probably is the best available treatment.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Sclero or laser.: Spider veins get their name because they look like spider legs. The short answer is that topical laser or sclerotherapy usually works well. The longer answer is that if you have many spider veins and/or combinations of spiders, reticulars and varicose veins then you should first have a venous reflux exam. You should see a vein specialist.
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