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What is the best treatment for spider veins?

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What is the best treatment for spider veins? The best treatment for spider veins currently is called sclerotherapy. This involves in the injection of small amount of volumes of a sclerosant, which is a medical solution which is going to cause the spider veins to go ahead and shrink and eventually the body is going to absorb them. The sclerotherapy can be done for the spider veins, which are the skin level veins that we can see with a naked eye, or they can be for the ones located just below the skin which would require ultrasound for us to basically identify and find them and be able to insert the needle inside of them.

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