EXPERT Q&A

Q: What is the treatment for spider veins? Does it hurt? How many treatments do I need?

What our experts say:

If the veins are smaller than a paper clip, then I like to inject them. If they are bigger, then I send the patient to someone for an ultrasound evaluation, and an endovenous intervention. Both of those should be done by someone who does a lot of it. Either a vascular surgeon, an interventional radiologist or a dermatologist with vascular skill. I don’t treat anything bigger than a paperclip. I don’t do anything I can’t do really well.

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Dr. Kenneth Beer

Dermatologist

West Palm Beach, Florida

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