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Laser Vein Treatment FAQ - Williamsville NY - What is the incidence and prevalence of telangiectasias (spider veins) ? Buffalo Niagara Vein Treatment Center
Sunday, September 8, 2013



It has been determined that the prevalence of telangiectasias in the general population in the United States varies between 50 to 70%, depending on patient age.  Patients older than 40 years have an incidence near 60 %.  Telangiectasias affect woman more often than men.In the CEAP classification of venous disease, telangiectasias are classified as C1 disease.


It has been estimated that venous insufficiency occurs in as many as 45% of patients with telangiectasias according to a study done by CA Engelhorn and colleagues.  This was published in Dermatologic Surgery in 2007; volume 33, pages 282 to 288.  There is considerable debate in regards to the occurrence of symptoms in patients with telangiectasias.  Patients with telangiectasias or CEAP C1 disease often have accompanying symptoms of leg swelling, cramping in the legs, and restless legs more than patients who don’t’ have obvious venous disease (CEAP C0).


For the evaluation and treatment of telangiectasias in patient with or without symptoms, contact Hratch Karamanoukian, MD FACS at the Vein Treatment Center with offices in Williamsville, New York and Clarence, New York or call 716-839-3638.


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD FACS is triple board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery (cardiovascular surgery), and phlebology (diseases of the venous system and lymphatic system). and are partners with



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