spider veins

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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered:

Can lupus cause spider veins ?

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spider veins can be caused by other conditions, but telangiectasias can be seen with lupus
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Dr. Ted King answered:

What do spider veins look like?

Thread-like veins

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As Dr. Schwartz said, "spider veins are the small, thread-like colored veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin." In fact in some countries, they are called thread veins. They are often only 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter and, depending on where they sit on or in the skin, they might be bright red, maroon, purple, or blue.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren answered:

Can spider veins occur on arms?

Theoretically yes!

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I hope you are talking about thread like veins. I said theoretically as in 30 years of od vein practice I have not seen them on the arms. Legs, face, upper chest yes. Arms not yet. Go see a vein specialist who can treat them too.
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Dr. Norman Baron answered:

Spider veins in my cheeks help!

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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.
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Dr. John Landi answered:

How can I get rid of spider veins?

Several options.

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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.
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What is spider veins sclerotherapy?

Injections

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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.
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What are ways to treat spider veins?

Sclerotherapy

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I feel that spider veins on the legs should be treated with sclerotherapy. Laser would be my second choice. If you have significant spider veins or symptoms such as swelling, heaviness, fatigue, ulcerations and even restless leg syndrome you should have a duplex ultrasound prior to treatmentwhich can show venous insufficiency. If you have venous insufficiency, treat it first.
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Dr. John Landi answered:

How can you get rid of spider veins?

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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.
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How do I get spider veins to go away?

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Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins. If patients have spider veins, but also have aching, cramping, swelling, restless legs, etc- they need to have internal veins called sahenous veins or tributaries treated inside first with minimally invasive, in office procedures done first and then their spider veins treated. if no symptoms, then Sclerotherapy followed by laser for tiny red veins
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Dr. James E. White answered:

What can be used against spider veins?

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Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the American Venous Forum or American College of Phlebology.
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