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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?

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?

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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What do spider veins look like?

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 countries, they are called thread veins. They are often only 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter and, depending on where they sit on or in the skin, they might be bright red, maroon, purple, or blue. ...Read more

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Spider veins in my cheeks help!

Spider veins in my cheeks help!

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 injections of a medication through a very small needle directly into the vein. All of these methods work but the least painful are the injections. Be sure it is done by a phlebologist (vein specialist) certified by the abvlm. ...Read more

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What can you do about spider veins?

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 vein specialist will also search for any underlying causes of these veins to better control their appearance. ...Read more

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How can I make spider veins go away?

How can I make spider veins go away?

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 include compression stockings and horse chestnut but these are temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy would be a better choice. However, sclerotherapy is a process and may require multiple sessions. ...Read more

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How do I get spider veins to go away?

How do I get spider veins to go away?

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 need to have internal veins called sahenous veins or tributaries treated inside first with minimally invasive, in office procedures done first and then their spider veins treated. If no symptoms, then sclerotherapy followed by laser for tiny red veins. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more