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The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program not only have the expertise to help improve the health and appearance of your skin, they are leading the development of new technologies and techniques not yet available at other centers.
Spider veins usually don't need to be treated. But if you don't like how they look, there are cosmetic treatments that can help. The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program provide a complete range of these treatments, including:
Sclerotherapy (injecting a solution that causes the vein to close)
There are also steps you can take to make spider veins less visible. For example, you can wear clothing that cover them or use a special makeup, such as Dermablend, to hide them.
What Are Spider Veins?
Diagnosing Spider Veins
To diagnose spider veins, your doctor will examine your legs while you are seated, standing, or both to check for swelling. Your doctor may ask about any pain or other symptoms you are feeling in your legs.
Your doctor also may perform an ultrasound examination of your legs to check blood flow.
Stanford Health Care has one of the most experienced dermatologic surgery programs in the world. Our expert specialists deliver safe, effective treatments to help treat conditions ranging from acne to cancer.
The Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery Clinic at Stanford is a nationally recognized leader in skin cancer management, Mohs micrographic surgery and other dermatologic procedures.
Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology
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