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Can you tell me about the use of radiofrequency to rid the nose of a spider vein (no rosacea)? Any downtime?

Can you tell me about the use of radiofrequency to rid the nose of a spider vein (no rosacea)? Any downtime?

No downtime: Rf thermocoagulation is one of the many treatment modalities that uses energy, in the form of heat, to treat spider veins. There is only minor discomfort associated with the procedure and you don't have to stay out of the sun before or after. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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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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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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I am 16 and really sensitive to sun and have developed redness on my skin with blisters and red visible veins. It pains a lot.Do I have rosacea?

I am 16 and really sensitive to sun and have developed redness on my skin with blisters and red visible veins. It pains a lot.Do I have rosacea?

Derm: Many of us have sensitive skin and have to be extra vigilant in protecting our skin from the sun. Sight unseen, it's not possible to diagnose your skin issue. In many cases, a primary care physician (ie: your pediatrician), can make the diagnosis and prescribe treatment. However, if the condition is so severe, you might want to consult with a dermatologist. ...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 are the main causes of spider veins?

What are the main causes of spider veins?

UV or inherited: Some people hjave a tendency to develop spider veins. In addition, sun exposure may injure collagen and lead to spider veins. Occasionally spider vein may develop after trauma. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What are spider veins?

Need a simple explaination for this. What are spider veins?

Tiny veins: Spider veins get their name because they have the appearance of tiny spider legs. They tend to be most common on the legs especially around the inner or outer thighs. For more information, you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

Injections: Sclerotherapy is the injection of a medication into the spider vein to destroy it. Most vein doctors will use either polidocanol or sodium tetradecyl sulfate. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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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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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more