Spider Vein Treatment and Reticular Vein Treatment
Small veins, common problem.
Spider Veins or telangiectasias are the smallest veins nearest to the surface of the skin. These veins can sometimes have pain or itching associated with them, but for the most part, they are treated because they are cosmetically undesirable. They can sometimes be the first sign that there is more extensive underlying venous disease present in the affected leg. Therefore, a more thorough examination is sometimes needed to determine if the underlying disease is present which would need to be treated as well in order to get the desired long-term resolution of the spider veins.
Spider vein treatment is treated with sclerotherapy, which is the injection of minuscule amounts of a chemical irritant to the spider vein to disturb the innermost lining of the vein and promote its collapse and eventual resorption and disappearance. While there is no spider vein treatment available that will remove all traces of these tiny veins, sclerotherapy is an extremely effective method of greatly reducing their appearance.
Reticular Veins are very close to the surface of the skin and often bluish in appearance. They usually do not protrude or bulge out, and they are slightly larger than spider veins, usually about 1-3 mm in diameter. Reticular veins may indicate more serious venous disease and a complete examination could be needed to determine the health of the larger veins leading into the diseased reticular veins.
Reticular veins treatment is treated in a similar fashion to spider veins utilizing sclerotherapy to irritate the innermost lining of the vein which leads to its collapse, resorption, and disappearance.
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