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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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Can varicose and spider veins return after treatment?

Yes: Varicose veins can return following recanalization of treated incompetent great saphenous or small saphenous veins. Incompetent perforators can result in recurrent vv. Sclerotherapy of spider veins will clear the existing ones, and new ones can form within a year or two, thus advising maintenance sclerotherapy in all. Neovascularization can be seen after surgical treatment of venous problems. ...Read more

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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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Sclerotherapy: Is it true that after treatment of spider veins that the patient should not go in direct sunlight or exercise for 3 weeks afterwards?

Sclerotherapy: Is it true that after treatment of spider veins that the patient should not go in direct sunlight or exercise for 3 weeks afterwards?

Maybe: While you do want to limit exposure after the procedure three weeks is a long time. one week is what I shoot for in terms of exposure. exercise should be limited for about 72 hours. unlikely to have any bad effect after sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Is evlt or sclerotherapy better for the treatment ofvaricose/spider veins?

Usually both: Spider veins are typically treated with sclerotherapy. If there are varicose veins, an ultrasound should be done to determine if poorly functioning underlying veins are present. If so, often evlt (endogenous laser) is used to treat them. In some cases ultrsound-guided sclerotherapy is done to the underlying veins. Surface varicose veins are treated with ambulatory phlebecomty and/or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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How long does sclerotherapy or laser therapy effects last following spider vein treatment? When do the spider veins usually return?

How long does sclerotherapy or laser therapy effects last following spider vein treatment? When do the spider veins usually return?

Nothing is permanent: If you don't have untreated underlying vein disease causing the spiders, they should go away for good. However, your tendency to get spider veins is inherited, so you will always run the risk of developing new spider veins with time (1-10 years). The ones that are treated will go away permanently but nothing can guarantee that you won't get other spider veins in the future. It's in your dna. ...Read more

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Sclerotherapy for varicose veins good? What about treatment options for spider veins?

It works for both: Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment of varicose veins. It is best used on the surface veins after any underlying saphenous vein insufficiency[ reflux] has been treated. Saphenous reflux is best treated with thermal or laser ablation. Sclerotherapy is also an effective and versatile treatment for spider veins. Laser can also be used on the smallest veins. ...Read more

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