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Doctor insights on: Rosacea Spider Veins

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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 (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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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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What causes varicose and spider veins?

What causes varicose and spider veins?

Heredity: Far and away, the major cause of varicose and spider veins is heredity. Other factors can contribute to their development if you have inherited a tendency to get varicose veins in the first place. These include prolonged standing, age, pregnancy, hormones, and trauma. Surprisingly, obesity has not been shown to be a cause of varicose veins. It does increase the risk of complications though. ...Read more

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How can I fix spider veins on my thighs?

How can I fix spider veins on my thighs?

Vein evaluation.: If you have a few spider veins then sclerotherapy would be the treatment of choice. If you have many spider veins then you should consider having a venous evaluation with a venous reflux ultrasound to see if you have underlying reflux (leaking vein valves) which may be the cause of the spiders. A vein specialist would be able to evaluate you. ...Read more

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How are varicose or spider veins treated?

How are varicose or spider veins treated?

2 ways: Laser or injection with a sclerosing agent(chemical which destroys the vein). Often, patients will require multiple treatments. We offer both treatments here at TLC aesthetics in tampa, florida. High concentration saline(saltwater) is no longer the standard of care for treatment of this condition given it being less safe and effective than current technology. ...Read more

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What is worse - spider veins or cellulite?

What is worse - spider veins or cellulite?

Depends: I agree with dr. Fowler. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Both are benign conditions, both are unsightly. Spider veins are easier to treat. ...Read more

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How is sclerotherapy for spider veins done?

How is sclerotherapy for spider veins done?

Tiny needle!: Spider veins are injected with a very tiny needle. The chemical injected will remove the inner wall of the vein and cause it to close. Your body will then gradually absorb the treated spider vein over weeks/months. Sclerotherapy is well-tolerated. ...Read more

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How does sclerotherapy for spider veins work?

How does sclerotherapy for spider veins work?

Seals the vessels : The sclerosant irritates the tiny spider vessel where injected, causing it to clot and shut off flow. Spider vein clots do not break off and travel to cause pulmonary embolism or stroke (that occurs with the deep leg vessels that develop clots, not spider veins on the skin's surface). Most sclerosants are mild and nontoxic such as Hypertonic Saline or aethoxysclerol. Injector skill is critical! ...Read more

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What to do if I have spider veins in my face?

What to do if I have spider veins in my face?

Multiple options: I don't 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. You should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Are lasers effective on removing spider veins?

Only the tiniest : The "gold standard" still is sclerotherapy, but lasers are becoming more effective and with less side effects, if performed by an expert in laser therapy, but can be more costly. Sclerotherapy requires skill and precision as well, but has a very low side effect or risk profile, and can work on small to medium spider veins. Larger varicosities will require surgery or endovenous approaches. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spider veins as a teenager?

Yes very normal: Spider veins also , know as telangiectasias or thread veins commonly first appear in the teenage years. About 40% of female population are effected by some sort of vein issue from spider veins to varicose veins. Don't despair if they bother you they can be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins = (telangiectasia or venulectasias), very small purple ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more