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Treatments For Spider Angioma
Spider veins/angioma: Spider angiomas are caused by dilated veins beneath the skin. The two main treatment options are sclerotherapy (substance injected in vein to clot it) and vascular laser treatments. Ipl is another option that uses light to improve the appearance of these veins. You may requires several sessions of either to make them go away. http://www.smacboca.com/vein_removal.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which procedure is better getting rid of a spider angioma on my face. Scraping it off or lazer treatment by a dermogist. Which will not leave scar?
Am "angioma": Literally is a mass of disordered blood vessels. They can be watched, resected, or infarcted angiographically with metalic coils. If causing symptoms, mass or seizures, treatment is indicated. ...Read more
Blood Vessels: Spider angiomas are abnormal collection of blood vessels of the skin with a red dot in the center and radiating smaller vessels that resemble a spider. They are commonly found on the face, neck, and hands and can occur at any age. Since they are benign, no treatment is necessary. Many resolve spontaneously. ...Read more
Benign blood vessel: A spider angioma, or a spider nevus or telangiectasia, is a tiny dilated bllod vessel that is found just under the skin surface. They often have a central red spot and reddish extensions which spread out like a spider's legs or a web. They are common and are always benign. They can appear in women during pregnancy. If you have more than five spider angiomas, it can be a sign of liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not uncommon: It is thought that one of the things that increases the development of spider angiomas is hormones, especially estrogen. The levels of many hormones sky rocket with pregnancy and a number of women see a marked increase in the occurrence of spider angiomas. There are several ways to treat them and many doctors do that. ...Read more
Nobody knows.: Another way of saying that could be: because you don't have one on your elbow. These lesions strike randomly, there's no way to say why they appear in one place and not another. If it bothers you, there are treatments. ...Read more
I lwent to a proffesional dermolgist I have a spider angioma he want to scape it off will it leave scar should I go to get laser instead.
Maybe: Spider angiomas across the upper chest and shoulders can be an indication of liver trouble, but their presence might also indicated nothing. If you have see a sudden appearance of several angiomas and have never had them before, if you have a a sudden increase in the number of angiomas you have, or if you are covered with them, you might want to get you liver checked. ...Read more
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necessarily mean that there is liver damage but coupled with other findings they could be seconadry to this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer