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Sclero and ????: While spider veins are best treated with sclerotherapy in combination with laser ablation. However underlying venous disease may be better approaches with the endovenous laser or ligation. Stretch marks are enigmatic and defy treatment but may be improved if dark or red with laser, ip or, retinoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Natural Remedy: Unfortunately, there is no natural way to get rid of spider veins. Options to get rid of spider veins include sclerotherapy and laser treatments. There are some nutritional supplements that can help with symptoms of veins but they dont get rid spider veins. The creams and pills that claim they get rid of spider veins or varicose veins are a waste of money or worse. i recommend a vein specialist. ...Read more
Laser versus cauterty of facila spider veins... Which is safer? Will cautery cause scarring of my face? Does one hurt more than the other?
Both are safe: Both laser and cautery work well to treat facial telangiectasias. When a large area of the face needs treatment, a laser is often easier and faster to do. When there are localized areas that need treatment, cautery is often more effective and is less likely to cause loss of pigment in the skin. It is helpful to use a topical numbing cream , so both treatments are more comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?
Not necessarily: Veinwave and sclerotherapy can both be very effective when applied to the right circumstances. It is always advised to see a consultation from a board-certified vein specialist who can look at the veins & give expert opinion on what will give u the best results. Either treatment can results in other spiders to appear, but a little more likely with sclerotherapy "matting". Often resolves w/ time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be treated: I disagree that a total vascular examination must be performed. In selected cases where there is suspicion of underying veins (significant symptoms, presence varicose veins or swelling, certain patterns of spider veins), then an ultrasound should be done. Otherwise, many patients with spider veins can simply be treated, generally with sclerotherapy. See a vein specialist/phlebologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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