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Can someone be treated for spider veins if they are located on and around the feet?

Q:

What procedure would be used to treat spider veins located on and around the feet?  Will the treatment have a good outcome?

A:

I have have had good results using a LASER to treat spider veins. You should obtain a consultation so that your concerns can be evaluated and appropriate recommendations can be made.

For more information see  the LASER section on my www.MommyMakeoverSite.com

Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D.
New York, NY

A:

In general patients with spider veins (small red or blue veins) can be treated with sclerotherapy or laser.  Both methods require multiple sessions to achieve 60%-80% improvement.  At the ankle there is slightly more pain experienced.

Consult a BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON (AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY) for an examination, and discuss your options and expectations.

A:

Yes, you can treat veins on the feet but they don't respond as well as treatment for spider veins located in the upper thigh area. This is because pressure in the feet is much higher and tends to keep the veins open.

After treatment it is important to wear appropriate stockings. 

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