Vascular, Legs

Spider veins, also called telangiectasia, are small, visible surface veins that can appear as blue, pink, purple, or red lines, or as starburst-shaped clusters, on the calves, ankles, thighs.

They are caused by a valve malfunction in the veins and are often associated with pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, family history, injury, or obesity.

 


Sclerotherapy For Spider Veins

Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure for treating spider veins. During sclerotherapy, the patient receives one or more injections of a sclerosing solution into the spider veins.

 


 

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