How are varicose veins and spider veins (telangiectasia) treated?

Updated: Feb 28, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The following are the modern techniques used to ablate varicosities:

  • Sclerotherapy – The most widely used medical procedure for varicose veins and spider veins [1]

  • Laser and intense-pulsed-light therapy

  • Radiofrequency (RF) or laser ablation

  • Ambulatory phlebectomy


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