Why did most of my spider vein refill in a month?

My spider veins were completely gone for about 2 weeks after treatment. But eventually, in about a month, the very same veins refilled. Will another session help or will it not grant permanent results as well?

Answers from doctors (4)


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on May 27, 2019

There are no permanent results for the treatment of spider veins. Spider veins can recur and many times several sessions are necessary to treat these veins. You should continue with more treatments.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

There are no permanent results for the treatment of spider veins. Spider veins can recur and many times several sessions are necessary to treat these veins. You should continue with more treatments.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Modern Vein & Laser Center

Published on Feb 19, 2017

Need to evaluate the underlying large venous system with ultrasound. If those veins have weak valves, that may explain the problem with the spider veins.

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Answered by Modern Vein & Laser Center

Need to evaluate the underlying large venous system with ultrasound. If those veins have weak valves, that may explain the problem with the spider veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Feb 14, 2017

A typical area of veins can take three to five treatments if treated correctly. The underlying reticular "feeder" veins should also be injected to prevent reopening as you describe. These can be seen clearly with transillumination in a darkened room and are treated with a slightly stronger solution. The surface veins can be injected immediately after. We also recommend compression hose, medical grade, to be worn for about seven days. This can vary also. We inform our patients that treatment one and two should be about 4 weeks apart and are equally important - otherwise you are wasting you money. Injections are still the gold standard in treating spider and reticular veins. Find a clinic with experience and treating appropriately for you veins.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

A typical area of veins can take three to five treatments if treated correctly. The underlying reticular "feeder" veins should also be injected to prevent reopening as you describe. These can be seen clearly with transillumination in a darkened room and are treated with a slightly stronger solution. The surface veins can be injected immediately after. We also recommend compression hose, medical grade, to be worn for about seven days. This can vary also. We inform our patients that treatment one and two should be about 4 weeks apart and are equally important - otherwise you are wasting you money. Injections are still the gold standard in treating spider and reticular veins. Find a clinic with experience and treating appropriately for you veins.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


General Vascular Surgery Group

Published on Jan 10, 2012

Generally the same ones do not recur immediately. See your provider and another treatment session may be in order.

Michael D. Ingegno

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Answered by General Vascular Surgery Group

Generally the same ones do not recur immediately. See your provider and another treatment session may be in order.

Michael D. Ingegno

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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