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These are fine blue or occasionally red blood vessels that are unsightly on the legs, and occasionally the body, limbs and face. Largely cosmetic, they can be removed with injection sclerotherapy or vascular laser depending on their size and location. It is important to eradicate the large blue feeding vessels below them for success. A dilute sclerosant fluid irritates the vein lining to induce scarring. Several sessions are often required, with excellent cosmetic results. Compression hose are worn for 3-5 days.