Can someone have too many spider veins to be treated?

Sclerotherapy . 13 answers . 2 years ago

I have sooo many spider veins around my ankles that from a distance my ankles look purple. Would I not be a good canidate for this procedure?

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2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center

Sclerotherapy can be very effective for this.

2 years ago by Advanced Vein Center (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy can be very effective for this.


2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group

Not usually. It just takes more treatments to eradicate them. Sometimes the upper veins need to be addressed as well.

2 years ago by General Vascular Surgery Group (View Profile)

Not usually. It just takes more treatments to eradicate them. Sometimes the upper veins need to be addressed as well.


2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center

It would be a good idea for you to have an ultrasound before having spider vein treatment to make sure there are no big sources of those spider veins. If you have big veins feeding those little spider veins, the spider veins will come back.

2 years ago by Intermountain Vein Center (View Profile)

It would be a good idea for you to have an ultrasound before having spider vein treatment to make sure there are no big sources of those spider veins. If you have big veins feeding those little spider veins, the spider veins will come back.


2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center

Sclerotherapy could likely treat your spider veins - some in stages.

2 years ago by Bella MD Laser Vein and Aesthetic Center (View Profile)

Sclerotherapy could likely treat your spider veins - some in stages.


2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

In our clinic we treat many people with extensive ankle veins. These can be treated successfully over a course of several treatments. We use compression hose for 7 days after the treatments to enhance the effect. We use a combination of sclerotherapy and topical laser and both are well tolerated and produce nice results. I would recommend an evaluation with a vascular surgeon who specializes in venous care, which should include an ultrasound examination to rule out underlying venous insufficiency.

2 years ago by Vein Specialties of St. Louis (View Profile)

In our clinic we treat many people with extensive ankle veins. These can be treated successfully over a course of several treatments. We use compression hose for 7 days after the treatments to enhance the effect. We use a combination of sclerotherapy and topical laser and both are well tolerated and produce nice results. I would recommend an evaluation with a vascular surgeon who specializes in venous care, which should include an ultrasound examination to rule out underlying venous insufficiency.


2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute

Most individuals who have vein issues can be adequately treated provided that they are mobile and do not have anyother underlying problems with their deeper vessels usually resulting from a prior DVT. When people present with a lot of ankle veins, it often signifies that there may be some underlying saphenous vein disease that may need to be addressed first before the surface spider veins can be appropriately addressed.

2 years ago by The Sheen Vein Institute (View Profile)

Most individuals who have vein issues can be adequately treated provided that they are mobile and do not have anyother underlying problems with their deeper vessels usually resulting from a prior DVT. When people present with a lot of ankle veins, it often signifies that there may be some underlying saphenous vein disease that may need to be addressed first before the surface spider veins can be appropriately addressed.


2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD

Yes, you are a good candidate. You will likely need more sessions than others, but you are a candidate.

2 years ago by Angelo N. Makris MD (View Profile)

Yes, you are a good candidate. You will likely need more sessions than others, but you are a candidate.


2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee

You need to see a phlebologist who can evaluate you clinically, and with detailed venous duplex ultrasound, sort out the underlying reasons for the veins and skin color you describe.

2 years ago by VeinCare Centers of Tennessee (View Profile)

You need to see a phlebologist who can evaluate you clinically, and with detailed venous duplex ultrasound, sort out the underlying reasons for the veins and skin color you describe.


2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center

You will need several sessions and a lot of patience, but it can get better. It is important you have all the reflux treated first.

2 years ago by Heart and Vein Center (View Profile)

You will need several sessions and a lot of patience, but it can get better. It is important you have all the reflux treated first.


2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC

I haven't seen anyone yet who had too many spider veins to treat! Of course, you may need more sessions than others, but in the end they can all be treated. You should, however, be screened for saphenous vein reflux as it should be treated first, if present, prior to treating your spider veins. If you do not your sclerotherapy may not be successful.

2 years ago by Smith Vein Institute, LLC (View Profile)

I haven't seen anyone yet who had too many spider veins to treat! Of course, you may need more sessions than others, but in the end they can all be treated. You should, however, be screened for saphenous vein reflux as it should be treated first, if present, prior to treating your spider veins. If you do not your sclerotherapy may not be successful.


2 years ago by Vein Specialists

No, there is not a case where there are too many spider veins. If you have purple feet, you first need an ultrasound to establish whether you have underlying venous insufficiency causing these spider veins. Without this knowledge upfront (and possible definitive treatment), you may be spending your money in vain to treat your spider veins.

2 years ago by Vein Specialists (View Profile)

No, there is not a case where there are too many spider veins. If you have purple feet, you first need an ultrasound to establish whether you have underlying venous insufficiency causing these spider veins. Without this knowledge upfront (and possible definitive treatment), you may be spending your money in vain to treat your spider veins.


2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

You do not have too many spiders veins to treat. What you need to realize is that spider vein treatment is a process. You should also consider a pretreatment venous ultrasound for reflux since reflux can lead to extensive spider vein distribution.

2 years ago by Vanish Vein and Laser Center (View Profile)

You do not have too many spiders veins to treat. What you need to realize is that spider vein treatment is a process. You should also consider a pretreatment venous ultrasound for reflux since reflux can lead to extensive spider vein distribution.


2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center

There is no such thing as too many spider veins. We recommend that you visit a vein treatment facility for Sclerotherapy . After tests have been performed to rule out any main vein insufficiency, treatment with painless Sclerotherapy may be started.

2 years ago by The Vein Treatment Center (View Profile)

There is no such thing as too many spider veins. We recommend that you visit a vein treatment facility for Sclerotherapy . After tests have been performed to rule out any main vein insufficiency, treatment with painless Sclerotherapy may be started.


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