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What are some treatments for spider veins?

What are some treatments for spider veins?

Sclerotherapy : Spider veins on the legs are best treated by sclerotherapy either liquid or foam. I prefer polidocanol as my treatment of choice. The limiting factor to treat spider veins is their size. If they are too small for the needle then a topical laser or micro needle radio frequency device may be used. On the face, i apply a similar approach or often a combination of both. ...Read more

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Spider angiomas (Spider nevus, spider veins, nevus aranius, & vascular spider.) = dilated blood vessels close to the skin surface. It can take the shape ...Read more


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What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins?

What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins?

Sclerotherapy: Spider veins are best handled with one of two procedures, including sclerotherapy and laser treatment. Both can reduce the appearance of spider veins by closing up the troublesome vein and redirecting the blood flow. In most cases, sclerotherapy is a more comfortable and cost effective choice. ...Read more

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What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins? I have noticeable spider veins on my legs and would feel more comfortable wearing summer clothes if i could get rid of them. Do rejuvenation skin care treatments like microdermabrasion

What are the best rejuvenation skin care treatments for spider veins? I have noticeable spider veins on my legs and would feel more comfortable wearing summer clothes if i could get rid of them. Do rejuvenation skin care treatments like microdermabrasion

Spider : Spider veins are visible veins in the skin, most often occuring on the legs. What are termed "spider veins" are usually flat red or blue fine lines. However, these can bulge above the skin and can cause pain, itching or bleeding, but most are cosmetic concerns. Skin treatments alone are usually not effective for spider vein removal and potentially could make them slightly worse if the skin is injured or traumatized. Depending on the size of the spider veins these can be very effectively treated with injections (medium and small veins) or with laser (small veins). Once veins are treated they go away, but new ones can form over time. Bruising and discoloration are common after any vein treatment, and are worse for larger veins. I would suggest that any procedures done for spider veins be done several months before you want to wear summer clothes! ...Read more

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What are my treatment options for spider veins?

What are my treatment options for spider veins?

Several options.: There are several options to treat spider veins. The gold standard is sclerotherapy where a solution in injected into the veins to dissolve them. Other options are topical laser, ipl(infrared pulsed light), and fine needle radio frequency such as ellman, veinwave and veingogh. All spider vein treatments usually require several cycles and are well tolerated. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for facial spider veins?

What are some treatments for facial spider veins?

Multiple options.: Facial spider veins are very common and there are many alternatives to treatment. What is used usually depends on the experience and training of the treating physician. Options include sclerotherapy, infrared pulsed light, laser, veinwave, veingogh and microneedle radio frequency. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for spider veins? Isit permanent?]

What is best treatment for spider veins? Isit permanent?]

There is no cure: I completely agree with dr. Rosen. It is important to remember, though, treatment makes veins go away. However, there is no guarantee that you won't get more veins in the future. Varicose veins and spider veins occur primarily because of genetics and no one can change that. That means that you have a tendency toward developing bad veins and you will always have that tendency. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of treatment is best for facial spider veins?

Can you tell me what kind of treatment is best for facial spider veins?

Multiple options.: Facial spider veins are very common and there are many alternatives to treatment. What is used usually depends on the experience and training of the treating physician. Options include sclerotherapy, infrared pulsed light, laser, veinwave, veingogh and microneedle radio frequency. ...Read more

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What number of sclerotherapy treatments are needed to heal spider veins?

What number of sclerotherapy treatments are needed to heal spider veins?

Multiple treatments: Spider veins are treated by sclerotherapy and you must remember that sclerotherapy is a process. In my practice most patients require about 3 cycles of treatments with one treatment given every 6 weeks. Some may require more and some less. If patients have many spider veins then i recommend a venous reflux exam before starting sclera to look for malfunctioning valves. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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How many different sclerotherapy treatments are needed to heal spider veins?

Depends: Difficult question to answer without examining your legs. I would advise that you meet with a vein specialist to examine your legs to determine that. Some people may only need 1 session while others with extensive veins may needle multiple session done on each leg. The larger the veins (all spider veins not created equal), the darker, & the more numerous the veins are the more therapy is needed. ...Read more

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Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Spider veins can cause aching pain and discomfort. What are my options for treatment?

Good evaluation: First you should have a good evaluation by a vein specialist. If your problem is just spider veins, they can succesfully be treated with sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens during spider vein treatment?

Spider Vein Therapy: Spider vein therapy varies, but usually involves either injections of the veins with a micro-needle (sclerotherapy) or "zapping" the veins with heat energy using a laser or thermal probe. Both therapies have some discomfort associated with them, with sclerotherapy generally being the least painful. Some short-term bruising or discoloration of the skin occurs & then the veins gradually fade away. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during spider vein treatment?

Spider vein therapy: Spider vein therapy varies, but usually involves either injections of the veins with a micro-needle (sclerotherapy) or "zapping" the veins with heat energy using a laser or thermal probe. Both therapies have some discomfort associated with them, with sclerotherapy generally being the least painful. Some short-term bruising or discoloration of the skin occurs & then the veins gradually fade away. ...Read more

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Spider vein treatment and possible connection to foot pain(?

Spider vein treatment and possible connection to foot pain(?

Spider vein Rx.: There is no connection between spider veins as a cause of foot pain. However, treating spider veins of the foot with sclerotherapy can potentially cause foot pain if the solution injected irritates a nerve in the foot or escapes from the injected vein and irritates the surrounding skin. Because the foot has only skin and bone, sclerotherapy of the foot is usually more uncomfortable than elsewhere ...Read more

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How effective are spider vein treatments? What is the average cost? I have had vsd and coarctation of aorta repair as a baby as well.

How effective are spider vein treatments? What  is the average cost? I have had vsd and coarctation of aorta repair as a baby  as well.

Spider vein therapy: Are the spider veins on you face or legs? Average cost depends on are and modality of treatment, i.e. Sclerotherapy or laser treatment. I recommend that you have a consult with a few providers to discuss your best options. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a few broken capillaries/spider vein areas on my nose. Not rosacea. What specific treatments are out there that most dermatologists know?

I have a few broken capillaries/spider vein areas on my nose. Not rosacea. What specific treatments are out there that most dermatologists know?

Multiple options: I don' think that there is a single best way but there are mutiple options including sclerotherapy, ipl, laser, veinwave, veingogh and micro needle radio frequency. The size of the veins and the training and experience of the treating physician usually influence what treatment is recommended. My usual treatment is sclerotherapy or laser for very small veins. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Is spider vein therapy with injections safe? I am fair skinned and have some on my legs. Is laser better? What should I expect should I wait till fall

Is spider vein therapy with injections safe? I am fair skinned and have some on my legs. Is laser better? What should I expect should I wait till fall

Generally: Of course with your medical history, you would want a good vein doctor, phlebologist to examine you and evaluate your medical history.... But generally injection sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins and can be a safe and effective way to eliminate unsightly veins. Laser is for the tiny red, hairlike vessels left after e other veins are removed. Sometimes patients need medical rx first. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for spider veins?

Is there a home remedy for spider veins?

No: Unfortunately, there are no home remedies that are effective. The gold standard for treating spider veins of the legs is sclerotherapy. This involves the injection of a medication into the veins in order to cause the vein to shrink and disintegrate. Laser treatment is typically done for facial spider veins. ...Read more

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Do you know of any home remedies to get rid of spider veins on my legs?

Do you know of any home remedies to get rid of spider veins on my legs?

There aren't any: There are no home remedies for treatment of spider veins.
Only injectable medications or laser can help you get rid of them.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Is there a natural at home remedy to get rid of small spider veins on the face such as under the nose?

Laser ablation: Probably the best and most efficient way to ablate the small spider veins is with a Laser or an electric needle aka a hyphercator. ...Read more

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What can be used against spider veins?

What can be used against spider veins?

Work up: Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read more

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Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

Can be treated: I disagree that a total vascular examination must be performed. In selected cases where there is suspicion of underying veins (significant symptoms, presence varicose veins or swelling, certain patterns of spider veins), then an ultrasound should be done. Otherwise, many patients with spider veins can simply be treated, generally with sclerotherapy. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read more

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Are spider veins signs of a health problem?

Usually not: Spider veins are typically an inherited condition that only affects the skin. They are most commonly a cosmetic issue only & are usually not an indication of an underlying vascular condition or health problem. If you have very aggressive or severe spider veins or have pain & swelling in the legs in association with the veins, then it is possible that you might have venous reflux. Seek vein MD. ...Read more

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How can I non surgically remove spider veins?

Sclerotherapy: Cosmetic spider veins, without underlying medical vein disease or after venous insufficiency is treated, can be eliminated with injection sclerotherapy. The new fda medications used for that are Asclera (polidocanol) and sts. They do not hurt like the old saline solutions. Look up a phlebology doctor, vein specialist online. American college of phlebology ( www.Phlebology.Org) or veindirectory.Org. ...Read more

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How can you non-surgically remove spider veins?

Sclerotherapy best: Surgery is not an option for spider veins. For leg spider veins the best option is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves the injection of medications, sclerosants, into the unwanted veins. It works by causing these veins to seal shut. The vein gradually disintegrates. Generally a few treatment sessions are needed. Other options include laser treatment and newer versions of cautery. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have your spider veins removed?

Mildly: The best choice in the legs is sclerotherapy which uses a needle and injections. The medication burns some when injected but goes away quickly. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about spider veins?

Spider eradication: If spider vein appearance bothers you or if symptomatic with pain or itching, these are valid reasons to seek treatment. Be advised that there is no insurance coverage as it is deemed cosmetic. ...Read more

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Simplest ways to reduce appearance of spider veins?

Simplest ways to reduce appearance of spider veins?

Reduction of spiders: Spider veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatment may include compression stockings but this is a temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy o topical laser or micro needle rf would be a better choice. However, this is a process and may require multiple sessions. ...Read more

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Spider veins and pain suddenly appearing out of nowhere. What is going on?

Spider veins and pain suddenly appearing out of nowhere. What is going on?

Need vein evaluation: Spider veins have many causes including hereditary, pregnancies, aging, trauma and hormonal. If you have new spider veins forming or many veins forming then you should be evaluated by a vein specialist for an underlying cause. A venous reflux ultrasound would be helpful to evaluate the valves in the venous system as well as look for a reason to explain your pain. ...Read more

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What is worse - spider veins or cellulite?

What is worse - spider veins or cellulite?

Depends: I agree with dr. Fowler. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Both are benign conditions, both are unsightly. Spider veins are easier to treat. ...Read more

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