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I have a lot if small thin purple veins, not varicose, around the top of my legs how can I get rid if them and what are they?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Telamgiectasia

= mini varicose veins.
If associated with larger vein disease get that treated first o/w they will quickly recur. Trtmnt is with injection of various chemicals &or laser or, best both. Expect about 33% improvent per treatment.

In brief: Telamgiectasia

= mini varicose veins.
If associated with larger vein disease get that treated first o/w they will quickly recur. Trtmnt is with injection of various chemicals &or laser or, best both. Expect about 33% improvent per treatment.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Otto Placik
Laser and/or sclertotherapy
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Likely spider veins

The color of superificial veins depends on where they are located.
The most superficial veins are red and sit on top of the skin. As veins go deeper, they become maroon, purple, blue and blue green. The blue-green veins are just under the skin's surface and they are called reticular veins. Purple spider veins can probably be treated best with sclerotherapy, as others mentioned.

In brief: Likely spider veins

The color of superificial veins depends on where they are located.
The most superficial veins are red and sit on top of the skin. As veins go deeper, they become maroon, purple, blue and blue green. The blue-green veins are just under the skin's surface and they are called reticular veins. Purple spider veins can probably be treated best with sclerotherapy, as others mentioned.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Spider veins

Spider veins are generally treated with a laser or injections.
Usually several treatments are needed.

In brief: Spider veins

Spider veins are generally treated with a laser or injections.
Usually several treatments are needed.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Spider veins

These are called spider angiomata or spider veins.
The purple color is the blood in the small superficial vein. They can be easily treated with a virtually painless office procedure called sclerotherapy, which involves injection of a solution into the vein to irritate the inner lining of the vein and cause it to collapse. The collapsed vein doesn't have blood in it and so it disappears.

In brief: Spider veins

These are called spider angiomata or spider veins.
The purple color is the blood in the small superficial vein. They can be easily treated with a virtually painless office procedure called sclerotherapy, which involves injection of a solution into the vein to irritate the inner lining of the vein and cause it to collapse. The collapsed vein doesn't have blood in it and so it disappears.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reticular veins

These are typically reticular veins that can be easily treated with sclerotherapy.

In brief: Reticular veins

These are typically reticular veins that can be easily treated with sclerotherapy.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. James Zasuly
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Laser or injection

These type of veins respond well to lasers or injections.
See a specialist.

In brief: Laser or injection

These type of veins respond well to lasers or injections.
See a specialist.
Dr. James Zasuly
Dr. James Zasuly
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Seek in person evaluation.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Spider veins

These veins may be treated with sclerotherapy which is injection of specific medications.
For evaluation and treatment see a vein specialist.

In brief: Spider veins

These veins may be treated with sclerotherapy which is injection of specific medications.
For evaluation and treatment see a vein specialist.
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Dr. Phillip Hertzman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Combo laser & sclero

This may require a combination of laser therapy and sclerotherapy to achieve an optimal result.
Be prepared for recurrences and multiple treatment sessions.

In brief: Combo laser & sclero

This may require a combination of laser therapy and sclerotherapy to achieve an optimal result.
Be prepared for recurrences and multiple treatment sessions.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Veins

These are spider veins most likely hormonal ,and more frequent if using oral contraceptives Sclerotherapy or laser will work to treat what you have but not prevent new ones Often bioflavonoids may be of benefit to strengthen the wall of the blood vessels

In brief: Veins

These are spider veins most likely hormonal ,and more frequent if using oral contraceptives Sclerotherapy or laser will work to treat what you have but not prevent new ones Often bioflavonoids may be of benefit to strengthen the wall of the blood vessels
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: ?spider veins

See your dermatologist for treatment options.

In brief: ?spider veins

See your dermatologist for treatment options.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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