Refers to the venous system on the lateral aspect of the leg that is the most common site for spider veins.
A procedure where very small incisions are made in treating spider veins.
Ohmic Thermolysis - VeinGogh
A device using a small needle that transmits heat to cauterize small red spider veins. -- VeinGogh
Asclera (polidocanol injection) is a sclerosant used to treat spider veins.
Posterior Tibial Perforator (Cockett's)
Communication between the posterior tibial vein and the posterior saphenous. It may be related to venous ulcers or spider veins around the ankle.
The area under the squamous layer of skin where most spider veins are located 0.3 mm to 0.8 mm below the skin level.
The bluish/greenish veins are close to the skin surface. They are usually visible and everyone has them. When there is increased transmitted venous pressure, reticular veins sometimes will dilate or be associated with spider veins.
A term used for the solution used to do sclerotherapy for spider veins. FDA approved solutions are Sotradecol & Polidocanol. Other solutions doctors might use are glycerin and solutions that contain dextrose. Saline is rarely used since the effectiveness is low and it causes pain.
Sotradecol (sodium tetradecyl sulfate) Injection is a sclerosing agent used by vein specialists to treat spider veins.