EXPERT Q&A

Q: Are spider veins on the leg best treated with a laser or sclerotherapy injections?

What our experts say:

Most dermatologists feel that sclerotherapy (injections) is the best method for treating spider veins. Typically, lasers are utilized for residual or difficult to treat veins. In my experience, injections overall tend to work better, require fewer sessions, and are far less extensive than laser. Also with laser, there is a higher risk of having irregular pigmentation, which may persist for a prolonged time.

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Dr. Bernard Raskin

Dermatologist

Valencia, California

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