Month: April 2013

Laser Therapy for Spider Veins

In most cases, laser therapy is considered the gold standard for spider vein treatment and elimination. Laser treatment’s focused beam of light is fast, non-invasive, efficient and requires no time-consuming hospital stays. It is performed in your vein specialist’s office, and with modern medical advances providing several different types of lasers with which to treat […]

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, dilated veins near the surface of the skin that can look like spider legs, spiderwebs, or stars, often with numerous tiny, fine lines radiating out from a center point, or may be fine, separate lines. Often red, blue, purplish or greenish in color, these little lines of about .3 to 1.5 […]

What Is Echo-Sclerotherapy?

If your spider veins or varicose veins cannot be seen on the skin’s surface or may be larger affected veins beneath the skin’s surface, your doctor may opt to solve your vein issues through ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, also called echo-sclerotherapy. During this treatment, which also is conducted in your doctor’s office without the use of anesthesia, […]