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What is the Best Treatment for a Large Blue Periorbital Vein? (photo)

I have a large bluish vein near right eye. My dernatologist told me there was no laser that would treat it. Would appreciate any suggestions especially in the Long Island area

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Sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy.


This vein can be treated by microphlebectomy or sclerotherapy.  Sclerotherapy is controversial among many physicians but there are accepted techniques to perform this and there is a lot of published information in the vein literature about sclerotherapy for periorbital veins.  I would treat this vein with sclerotherapy.  I have been doing periorbital sclerotherapy for many years with excellent cosmetic results and no complications.  I would refer you to vein experts for more information concerning periorbital sclerotherapy.

Naples General Surgeon
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Peri-orbital vein, around the eyes


This is a difficult area to treat, due to the location and the proximity to the eye. In my opinion, surgical removal with micro-incisions is the only possible option.  I would try to locate a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in facial procedures to discuss it with you further.

Joel Gotvald, MD, FACS
Austin General Surgeon
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Treatment of large eye veins


Thank you for your question about the large blue vein near your eye.

  • an office procedure by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can ligate (tie off) this vein.
  • Ask your dermatologist for a referral. Hope this helps. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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