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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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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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How to remove spider veins on your lower back?

How to remove spider veins on your lower back?

Laser or RF: We use laser ablation with excellent results. Radiofrequency also works well. ...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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Would spider veins be from circulation problems?

Would spider veins be from circulation problems?

Not really: Usually when people talk about circulation problems they are talking about arterial flow. Problems here wouldn't have any impact on causing spider veins. On the other hand, spider veins can result from having larger veins that aren't working properly below the surface of the skin. So technically, there is a venous circulation problem, but it is usually so minimal that you never in any real danger. ...Read more

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Is there any way to prevent or cure spider veins?

Is there any way to prevent or cure spider veins?

No and Yes: There is no good way to prevent spider veins, nor is there any way to cure them. Sclerotherapy which involves injecting them with a solution such as sotradecol or polidocanol is a good way to treat them, but needs to have maintenance in 1-2 years as they pop up in other sites. ...Read more

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I have spider veins at 19. Is it becuz im preggers?

I have spider veins at 19. Is it becuz im preggers?

Pregnancy + genetics: Many people first notice spider veins during pregnancy. Usually there is also a family history of veins. Normally spider veins improve to some degree over the first few months after delivery. Veins generally get worse with subsequent pregnancies. Graduated compression stockings may help minimize worsening of the spider veins as well as symptoms (such as leg heaviness, aching, etc). ...Read more

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Will running daily have any effect on spider veins?

Will running daily have any effect on spider veins?

No: In general, exercise is good for people with vein problems, however it will not improve appearance of spider veins. If concerned, you should see a vein specialist. ...Read more

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How can sclerotherapy work with small spider veins?

How can sclerotherapy work with small spider veins?

Sclerotherapy veins: Sclerotherapy is common therapy used to remove spider or varicose veins of the legs, whether for cosmetic or medical reasons. Small needles are inserted into the vein clusters & a drug is injected into them which closes the veins. FDA approved sclerosant drugs are polidocanol & sotradecol. Non FDA approved drugs used worldwide include glycerine & hypertonic saline. Can work for all size veins ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to fix spider veins on my thighs?

Can you tell me how to 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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Can a 21-year fit person get varicose or spider veins?

Can a 21-year fit person get varicose or spider veins?

YES: Varicose vein & spider veins are a typically a gentically acquired problem (weakened valves within the leg veins) & can appear very early in life. I have treated many patients in the teens and twenties. They get worse the longer you live with them (due to the gravity effect the faulty valves). Use compression stockings & seek opinion from a board-certified vascular surgeon who treats veins. ...Read more

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What factors increase my risk of varicose and spider veins?

What factors increase my risk of varicose and spider veins?

Many factors.: Varicose veins are usually due to leaking(refluxing) vein valves. Spider veins could be due to this as well but hereditary plays a key role. Factors that would increase your risk of developing either type of vein would be pregnancies in females and the greater the number, the greater the risk, hereditary, increasing age, hormones, standing or sitting in place and sometimes localized trauma. ...Read more

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How to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins?

Many options: The best way to improve the appearance is to get them treated and removed by an experienced vein expert. The treatment depends on how significant the vein problems are and whether it is related to underlying saphenous vein reflux. So evaluation starts with an ultrasound. Some people don't want treatment and only want hide the veins with makeup or a sun tan. This may work if you have a few small ones. ...Read more

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How can middle-aged women reduce spider veins on their face?

How can middle-aged women reduce spider veins on their 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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Is it normal for an 18-year-old to have spider veins already?

Is it normal for an 18-year-old to have spider veins already?

Vein doctor: Yes, 18 year olds can have spider veins. Heredity is a factor, as well as prolonged sitting, standing, heavy lifting, pregnancies, hormones. Please look up a vein specialist: american college of phlebology: www.Phlebology. Org and put in your zip code. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to prevent spider veins?

Please let me know if there is a way to prevent spider veins?

Reduction of spiders: Spider veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatment may include compression stockings but this is a temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy o topical laser or micro needle rf would be a better choice. However, this is a process and may require multiple sessions. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat spider veins and stretch marks?

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 more

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Spider Veins (Definition)

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


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more