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Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy

The most common spider vein treatment involves the injection of a solution into each affected vein, causing the vein to collapse and fade over time.

What words should I know about spider vein treatment?

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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