Spider vein words to know

  • Arborizing veins: Veins that resemble tiny, branch-like shapes in a cartwheel pattern, often seen on the outer thigh.
  • Hyfrecation: Spider vein treatment in which the vessels are cauterized.
  • Laser therapy: An intense beam of light passed over the leg to eliminate spider veins.
  • Laser treatment: An intense beam of light directed at the spider vein, which obliterates it through the skin.
  • Reticular veins: Larger, darker leg veins that tend to bulge slightly, but are not severe enough to require surgical treatment.
  • Sclerotherapy: Sclerosing solution injected into a vein, causing it to collapse and fade from view.
  • Simple linear veins: Veins which appear as thin, separate lines, and are commonly seen on the inner knee or on the face.
  • Spider-shaped veins: A group of veins radiating outward from a dark central point.
  • Spider veins: Small clusters of red, blue or purple veins that appear in the skin on the thighs, calves and ankles.
  • Support hose: Special stockings that compress your legs, typically used for varicose veins and post-surgical conditions.
  • Ultrasound: A device that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body.
  • Varicose veins: Abnormally swollen or dilated veins.
  • Venous system: Veins.

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