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Spider Angiomas (Definition)

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 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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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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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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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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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 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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do compression hose cure spider veins, or do you need sclerotherapy?

Do compression hose cure spider veins, or do you need sclerotherapy?

Compression not cure: While compression stockings may reduce the discomfort associated with spider veins, it will not get rid of them. Sclerotherapy is quite successful in treating spiders but it usually requires several treatment sessions. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent or cure spider veins?

Is there any way to prevent or cure spider veins?

No and Yes: There is no good way to prevent spider veins, nor is there any way to cure them. Sclerotherapy which involves injecting them with a solution such as sotradecol or polidocanol is a good way to treat them, but needs to have maintenance in 1-2 years as they pop up in other sites. ...Read more

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Will compression hose work to cure spider veins?

Will  compression hose work to cure spider veins?

Nope....sorry : While compression hose may give one relief of venous insufficiency, including varicose veins and spider veins, they won't cure them. Spider veins can be successfully treated with sclerotherapy, laser, veinwave, etc. But you should realize thay it is very possible that you may develop more spider veins in the future and might need further treatment down the road. ...Read more

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