Vascular Blemishes Mobile
Spider veins (sunburst varicosities or telangiectasia) are tiny vessels that proliferate from a central vessel, causing the spider pattern. Forms of treatment include electrodesiccation (electrical coagulation), sclerotherapy (injection with hypertonic saline, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, or polidocanol), and lasers (Nd:YAG 1064 nm for deeper vessels, alexandrite 755 nm or diode 800nm for reticular vessels, and PDL 585 nm for superficial vessels). Dr. Park offers each of these services but the best treatment for you must be determined after evaluation. These treatments are only mildly uncomfortable.
Varicose veins are larger, darker, and deeper bulging vessels due to incompetence of venous valves. Isolated varicosities may be amenable to sclerotherapy. Large or extensive true varicosities are best treated surgically by direct excision or with intraluminal radiofrequency ablation through venous interventional procedures.