Would sclerotheraphy or laser treatment be the best option for my spider veins behind knee and thighs? (Photo)
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Sclerotherapy for veins in the popliteal space (behind the knee)
I agree with Dr Raffy, who is a certified vein specialist in Santa Monica, CA.
Sclerotherapy is the best option for the veins that you are showing on the picture.
In addition, if you have symptoms, a venous insufficiency study should be done to determine if there is an insufficient (leaky) vein vale at the saphenopopliteal junction. If you do, this should be treated as well with endovenous laser.
Hratch L Karamanoukian MD FACS
certified vein specialist (ABVLM)
Williamsville, NY and Santa Monica, CA
Hide sclerotherapy options in Los Angeles
Selective Hidef sclerotherapy with laser can help resolve your spider veins in the legs. Make sure to address the root cause and wear Venasmart compression stockings after treatment.
Spider veins are treatable
Yes sclerotherapy is a great option to help clear these unsightly veins. I would recommend a ultrasound venous mapping to rule out and larger vein issues before any Sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy done on these veins before treating larger vein issues can lead to worse looking veins including "matting" over the next couple of years. I would also advise you to have this all done prior to getting pregnant.
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I believe sclerotherapy would be a better option to treat the veins you are demonstrating in the photo. Sclerotherapy works very well for veins of this size and is not painful. Remember to avoid high impact exercises such as running and heavy lifting for a week or so after the sclerotherapy. I also recommend wearing compression stockings for 5-7 days after sclerotherapy to get maximum results.
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