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Telangiectasia - Spider Veins treatment in New York


What is a talangiectasia?

A telangiectasia is a confluence of dilated intradermal venules of less than 1 mm in caliber. Telangiectasia are more commonly known as spider veins and thread veins. They can be pink, red and have different hues in the red to purple blue range. Spider veins occur in 15 % of men and 25 % of women in the general population.In the classification of veins, telangiectasias are classified as type I veins. Spider veins are amenable to laser therapy and sclerotherapy. We utilize both traditional sclerotherapy and dynamic foam sclerotherapy to treat the feeder veins underlying telangiectasias - as well, we use topical lasers to obliterate telangiectasias. The Vein Treatment Center, Orchard Park has several topical lasers to treat telangiectasias and spider veins and has expertise in traditional sclerotherapy and foam sclerotherapy. We utilize Polidochanol (Asclera) and STS as well as hypertonic saline - the decision to use one or the other is based on our vast experience in treating thousands of patients with telangiectasisas, reticular veins and varicose veins.


Watch a video clip of sclerotherapy for telangiectasias and spider veins by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.

Watch a video clip of foam sclerotherapy for spider and reticular veins by Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian