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What type of doctors are qualified to treat spider veins?

During my last visit my dermatologist mentioned that I should have the spider veins on my face treated soon. I said I would think about it. The thing is, I've never heard of dermatologists treating problems with veins. Are they qualified to do so? How can I tell whether my doctor is qualified to treat my spider veins?

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Facial spider veins are best treated with the right laser, one that specifically targets the blood in the vessel. A dermatologist with a lot of experience and the right laser can treat these. Ask those questions and ask for before and after pictures. If you are unsure seek a vein treatment practice and ask the same questions. Some lasers provide multiple functions but do not do veins very well. Perhaps ask for a test spot with a before and after photo.

A dermatologist can absolutely treat veins, especially spider veins on the face.

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