Tiny Broken Red Capillaries (Veins) on Legs - PROVEN Treatment Options?

I had sclerotherapy legs.I have broken capillaries.They say to small for injection,try laser.Others say laser doesnt work try Electrocoagulation.had laser treatments(yag and diode),had Electrocoagulation.Think its *bs* because nothing seems to work.(Promising,paying,bad results)Veins are small red,like the ones on the side of nose(few light purple) Is there anything?,laser- or electro-treament,cream,light treatment,home treatment with good PROVEN results for tiny red broken capillaries on legs?

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Sclerotherapy versus lasers for spider veins - Buffalo Niagara Vein Clinic

In better than 95% of cases, sclerotherapy is very effective in treating all veins and telangiectasias unless there are 'feeding veins' locally that are not addressed or if there is truncal venous insufficiency. 

Venous insufficiency MUST be treated before spider veins, reticular veins and varicose veins are treated with sclerotherapy or toical laser.

Occasionally, very fine veins as you describe, may need a combination of sclerotherapy and lasers - 1064 nm Nd YAG or 532 nm KTP. 

We have 12 different lasers in our office and we use it selectively to treat venous disease. Experience is key ! 

Buffalo Phlebologist
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Vein Treatment

If your skin is very light, then a 532 laser in the right hands can be very effective or a 1064 yag at the proper settings can be effective.  I have treated many red leg veins successfully on the legs, but there can be no tan or darker skin color as the 532 light likes brown as much as it likes red.  See a Board Certified Dermatologist or Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who treats this problem and they should improve.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Spider veins

Facial capillaries, especially the red ones respond to Laser treatment. They require multiple sessions to see the results.Spider veins of te legs Respond better to sclerotherapy, they do need 3-6 sessions. very minute vessels that remain called BLUSHES are very difficult to treat. Lasr has the better chance.

Cautery leaves scars.

Leg veins need a full work up to make sure that the feeder veins are treated first, then the spider veins can be treated.


Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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