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What are the most common spider vein treatment options?

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My name is Norman Bein. I'm a board certified general vascular surgeon. I have been in practice for over 35 years. I have specialized in the treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency for the past 10 years with 100% successful results. My offices are in Creve Coeur on Olive Boulevard and in Washington, Missouri on Highway 8. What are the most common spider vein treatment options? When we talk spider veins, the surgical profession refers these as telangiectasias. There are several treatments for spider veins that have been perfected over the years. Number one is the injection of a solution that will seal the vein. The vein is sealed by a controlled inflammatory response. The two most common medications are Sotradecol and Polidocanol. These are both approved by the FDA. It is important to understand that saline injections are not approved by the FDA. They are painful; they can cause ulceration and should never be considered an option. Another treatment is glycerin injection, I do not recommend that either. The other treatment for the spider veins is laser and the specific laser that's used for spider vein treatments must be combine with injection of those feeding vessels under the skin. If your physician is not looking under the skin to see what is feeding your spider veins, I can guarantee you, you are not have gotten an effective treatment and you will be put into what is known as a maintenance program. If you do these procedures correctly and attack the underlying vessels, you do not need maintenance.

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