Spider Veins

What are spider veins of the legs?

Spider veins of the legs may be associated with “feeder veins” or larger underlying (reticular or varicose) veins. It is most important to identify and treat these feeder veins to prevent reoccurrence and provide long lasting results.

How are spider veins of the legs treated?

There are two main types of treatment for spider veins: sclerotherapy and skin laser/light-based treatment. Sclerotherapy is the most effective treatment for the majority of patients; however, some patients may benefit from a combination of treatments.

Sclerotherapy
Sclerotherapy is a treatment that uses FDA-approved solutions such as Sotradecol and Polidocanol. A microneedle is used to inject the solution into the spider vein, causing the vein to seal shut. Blood is then diverted through normal veins. The treated vein is absorbed over time and eventually becomes nearly invisible or disappears altogether. These solutions give superior results and are better tolerated than the traditional hypertonic saline injections. The “feeder” veins are best treated by this technique.

Laser Vein Therapy
Laser treatment of spider veins is accomplished using a state-of-the-art 1064 Nd: YAG laser. This laser is superior to others because it allows for the precise treatment of visible vessels, broken capillaries, spider veins and vascular lesions with minimal discomfort.

For some patients, the laser may also be used to treat the larger blue “reticular” veins; however, Dr. Normand Miller may suggest other treatment options for those veins, such as sclerotherapy. Knotty or bulging varicose veins should not be treated with skin laser.

What are spider veins of the face and trunk?

You may have noticed fine, little red veins appearing on your nose, chin, cheeks, or trunk. Unfortunately, spider veins of the face and trunk are a normal part of aging and affect both men and women.

How are facial spider veins treated?

The recommended treatment is based on your medical history, the depth and length of time you have had the facial veins, and a variety of other factors that will be evaluated during your consultation. The exact type of laser treatment and number of treatments will be discussed with you.

Learn more about spider vein treatment. Visit www.newhampshireveins.com to discover why Dr. Normand Miller is the answer for your leg vein problems.

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