aka spider veins, varicose veins, thread veins.
Telangiectasias (aka spider veins, varicose veins, thread veins) are blood vessels typically less than 2mm in diameter and can be either blue (de-oxy) or red (oxy) in color. Since these veins are superficial and have no elastic membranes they are able to distend and double their volume when traumatized, thus we are able to destroy and achieve closure to the smallest of veins by using sclerotherapy injections. The following is a brief summary to these injections:
Remember, these injections are very superficial (<2mm in depth) and thin walled thus they are capable of distending to double their volume. These veins are above the fascial plane and are surrounded by loose connective tissue and it will be necessary to be trained on proper technique and post treatment care.
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