Is there any permanent effective treatment for spider veins on lower leg area? My parents both have these.
Permanent Spider Vein Removal?
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Permanent Spider Vein Removal
Sclerotherapy is still the gold standard for spider veins. If the blood vessels are large enough to inject (sclerotherapy) with a sclerosing agent, that would be my choice. Some people, understandably, simply do not like the idea of injections so laser is also an option. The Nd:YAG 1064 long pulse laser is one of the better laser treatments for spider veins.
Spider veins of legs
This can be a very time consuming treatment with a laser, requiring multiple sessions. Some vessels will go away completely but you may continue to make new vessels (telangiectasias). Overall you should see some improvement with a dye laser or a YAG laser. Injection with a sclerosing agent can also help
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