Alternate Names : Spider Vein, Spider Nevi
What are the treatments for the condition?
Since spider angiomas are harmless, treatment is usually done only for cosmetic purposes. The angioma may be removed by:
electrocautery, a procedure in which an electrical current is applied with a needle to seal off the blood vessels
laser surgery, which uses a directed laser beam to seal off the vessels
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Removal of a spider angioma may cause bruising or tenderness.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Spider angiomas may reappear, but repeat treatment is usually successful.
How is the condition monitored?
Spider angiomas of childhood and pregnancy will often go away without treatment. No specific monitoring of angiomas is needed.