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Spider Vein-Free Legs Can Be Yours

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Wearing an Ace bandage for a few days after treatment and support hose for a few weeks can help minimize some of the side effects.

The potential side effects of laser treatment are more substantial and include:

  • burning
  • scarring
  • skin discoloration

Don't just jump into spider-vein treatment: Find a doctor who is board-certified in dermatology or cosmetic or vascular surgery and experienced in the procedures. If you have a personal or family history of clotting or bleeding disorders or large varicose veins, you may need to undergo additional evaluation. And be sure to talk with your doctor about your expectations, because treatment results will vary depending on your age and the size of the spider veins.

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