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What is a spider vein or telangiectasia?
Monday, January 23, 2012

A telangiectasia is a confluence of dilated intradermal venules of less than 1 mm in caliber. Telangiectasia are more commonly known as spider veins and thread veins. They can be pink, red and have different hues in the red to purple blue range. Spider veins occur in 15 % of men and 25 % of women in the general population.In the classification of veins, telangiectasias are classified as type I veins. Spider veins are amenable to laser therapy and sclerotherapy. We utilize both traditional sclerotherapy and dynamic foam sclerotherapy to treat the feeder veins underlying telangiectasias - as well, we use topical lasers to obliterate telangiectasias.

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