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Spider veins -- what are good solutions?

11 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is usually the best choice.

In brief: Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is usually the best choice.
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Further evaluation

if persistent, worsening, becoming or associated with larger, unsightly or bulging veins, should see a specialist and have further evaluation for possible venous reflux or valve incompetence.
Restless legs, cramping and ankle swelling are more often associated with progressive problems. If just the spider veins, sclerotherapy is typically adequate. Walking is good and sometimes compression socks.

In brief: Further evaluation

if persistent, worsening, becoming or associated with larger, unsightly or bulging veins, should see a specialist and have further evaluation for possible venous reflux or valve incompetence.
Restless legs, cramping and ankle swelling are more often associated with progressive problems. If just the spider veins, sclerotherapy is typically adequate. Walking is good and sometimes compression socks.
Dr. William Forsythe
Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sclerotherapy

Spider veins on the legs are best treated by sclerotherapy either liquid or foam. I prefer polidocanol as my treatment of choice.
The limiting factor to treat spider veins is their size. If they are too small for the needle then a topical laser or micro needle radio frequency device may be used. On the face, i apply a similar approach or often a combination of both.

In brief: Sclerotherapy

Spider veins on the legs are best treated by sclerotherapy either liquid or foam. I prefer polidocanol as my treatment of choice.
The limiting factor to treat spider veins is their size. If they are too small for the needle then a topical laser or micro needle radio frequency device may be used. On the face, i apply a similar approach or often a combination of both.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cosmetic and Plastic

Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins, then superficial laser for the tiny red veins on the face and the red ones remaining after sclerotherapy.
The new medicines like Asclera and sts don't hurt with the injection sclerotherapy . Need compression stockings after injections 2-3 weeks to minimize side effects. See www.Phlebology.Org for specialist in your area.

In brief: Cosmetic and Plastic

Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins, then superficial laser for the tiny red veins on the face and the red ones remaining after sclerotherapy.
The new medicines like Asclera and sts don't hurt with the injection sclerotherapy . Need compression stockings after injections 2-3 weeks to minimize side effects. See www.Phlebology.Org for specialist in your area.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
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In brief: The best

And the gentlest solution is etoxycslerol/polidocanol.
Sclerovein/ asclera, all are the same. I also like glycerol too and dislike the most Hypertonic Saline which is the most painful if not diluted and also could cause local complications such as ulcerations and pigmentations.

In brief: The best

And the gentlest solution is etoxycslerol/polidocanol.
Sclerovein/ asclera, all are the same. I also like glycerol too and dislike the most Hypertonic Saline which is the most painful if not diluted and also could cause local complications such as ulcerations and pigmentations.
Dr. Gabriel Goren
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Dr. Lornell Hansen
Phlebology

In brief: Sclerotherapy

I assume you are talking about leg veins.
In the legs sclerotherapy is the best option but lasers can help. If in other places on the body a laser can work well.

In brief: Sclerotherapy

I assume you are talking about leg veins.
In the legs sclerotherapy is the best option but lasers can help. If in other places on the body a laser can work well.
Dr. Lornell Hansen
Dr. Lornell Hansen
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