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Treatment for spider and reticular veins is done by Sclerotherapy. This technique involves injecting the veins with a chemical that causes the blood vessel to close up and eventually disappear. Compression stockings are worn for a few days after treatments.

There are 3 types of Sclerotherapy:

  • Visually Guided Sclerotherapy - Injecting the very superficial veins that can be seen easily with the naked eye.
  • Translumination Sclerotherapy - With the help of a special light, deeper reticular veins can be seen and injected.
  • Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy - For deeper veins not seen except with the use of an ultrasound machine or veins that are too curvy to treat with EVLT.
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