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Aesthetic treatment of leg veins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19083582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The author's preferred treatment for spider veins is sclerotherapy, a technique that uses irritants to obliterate the vessel lumen. She reserves laser treatment for vessels too small to sclerose, matting, and patients who refuse sclerotherapy. Treatment is initiated only after ruling out reflux in the larger superficial venous systems or through the perforators. For long lasting and satisfying results, the author recommends multiple treatments, using the lowest concentration of the most effective sclerosant to achieve vessel obliteration with minimal thrombus formation. She presents a guide to pretreatment evaluation, sclerosing solutions, injection technique, and posttreatment care.
Victoria A Vitale-Lewis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1527-330X     ISO Abbreviation:  Aesthet Surg J     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9707469     Medline TA:  Aesthet Surg J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  573-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Laser Therapy / methods*
Polyethylene Glycols / therapeutic use
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Sclerotherapy / methods*
Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate / therapeutic use
Telangiectasis / therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polyethylene Glycols; 1191-50-0/Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate; 9002-92-0/polidocanol

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