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I'm curious what occurs during spider vein treatment?

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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Spider vein therapy

Spider vein therapy varies, but usually involves either injections of the veins with a micro-needle (sclerotherapy) or "zapping" the veins with heat energy using a laser or thermal probe.
Both therapies have some discomfort associated with them, with sclerotherapy generally being the least painful. Some short-term bruising or discoloration of the skin occurs & then the veins gradually fade away.

In brief: Spider vein therapy

Spider vein therapy varies, but usually involves either injections of the veins with a micro-needle (sclerotherapy) or "zapping" the veins with heat energy using a laser or thermal probe.
Both therapies have some discomfort associated with them, with sclerotherapy generally being the least painful. Some short-term bruising or discoloration of the skin occurs & then the veins gradually fade away.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: Injection of veins

Sclerotherapy for spider veins is the injection of a substance into a small vein(1-2mm) that looks like spider legs.
The substance injected can either be liquid or foam and is called a sclerosing solution because it either dissolves the vein or pushes the blood out of the vein so that the vein walls stick together and then dissolve. There are many solutions that can be used for sclerotherapy.

In brief: Injection of veins

Sclerotherapy for spider veins is the injection of a substance into a small vein(1-2mm) that looks like spider legs.
The substance injected can either be liquid or foam and is called a sclerosing solution because it either dissolves the vein or pushes the blood out of the vein so that the vein walls stick together and then dissolve. There are many solutions that can be used for sclerotherapy.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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