Spider and thread veins are small, reddish to purple veins that run well visible under the skin surface. Spider veins can be treated well by laser or sclerotherapy.
Spider veins are small branches of small blood vessels under the surface of the skin. They can shimmer reddish to violet and are usually as thin as a sewing needle. This small circumference distinguishes them from varicose veins (varices), to which they belong medically. Spider veins are almost always harmless and only bother for cosmetic reasons. Nevertheless, a medical examination is advisable to rule out the possibility that a deeper-lying venous disease, such as varicose veins, is hidden underneath.
The treatment of spider veins in our dermatological practice depends on the individual level of suffering and the findings. In most cases, we use two methods to remove spider veins: sclerotherapy (foam) and laser therapy. Both therapies can be combined for an optimal treatment success.
Please arrange your appointment for the laser removal of spider or thread veins in our dermatologist practice here.
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