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Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?

Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?

Both are safe: Both laser and cautery work well to treat facial telangiectasias. When a large area of the face needs treatment, a laser is often easier and faster to do. When there are localized areas that need treatment, cautery is often more effective and is less likely to cause loss of pigment in the skin. It is helpful to use a topical numbing cream , so both treatments are more comfortable. ...Read more

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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

Spider angiomas are a blood vessel condition where there is a red spot with "spider-like" protrusions extending around it, just below the skin. They may be asymptomatic or found at birth, but may ...Read more


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Is it safe to wax legs on an area with spider veins?

Many RLS causes: There are many causes of restless leg syndrome is often related to other medical problems such : iron deficiency, peripheral neuropathies, kidney problems, certain medications, chronic pain especially sciatica and varicose veins which is can be a completely treatable cause. However most commonly it occurs by itself and there is no cure only treatments for the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wax legs with red spider veins?

Yes: Waxing wont effect spider veins because they are beneath the skin. Certainly if your skin surface is broken down and weeping you shouldnt be waxing with or without spider veins. ...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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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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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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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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Spider Veins (Definition)

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Veins (Definition)

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