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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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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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Treating Varicose Veins (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Wear support stockings
Daily
Get a venous ultrasound for reflux
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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 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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Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis (Checklist)

Stay as active as you can
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Follow your doctor's anticoagulation recommendations
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Elevate your leg, if possible
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Ask your doctor if you have a genetic predisposition
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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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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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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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Which is better to get rid of spider veins: sclerotherapy or laser treatment?

Sclerotherapy Best: Spider veins on the leg are best treated by sclerotherapy. Most vein specialists will treat leg spider veins with sclerotherapy because it not only treats the tiny spider veins but the slightly larger and slightly deeper veins that feed the spider veins. Lasers cannot treat the feeder veins and so cannot completely treat the problem. ...Read more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

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