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A 46-year-old member asked:

Which is better to help reduce appearance of spider veins - witch hazel or vinegar?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 56 years experience
Neither: The agents you mentioned are not commonly used in vein centers/dermatologists' office. Sclerotherapy using detergents such as polidocanol, sotradecol, and glycerin is the preferred treatment. Some lasers, ipl are used in sv which are very small, telangiectacic matting.
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Dr. Alan Kanter
Phlebology 48 years experience
Neither: Despite the promise of such treatments, there is no topical substance that removes or reduces veins aside from camouflage techniques. All veins appear more noticeable when exposed to heat, exercise, or around menstrual cycles.
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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Neither: As dr. Kanter said, don't waste your time or money with either.
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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Neither one: As dr. Kanter said, don't waste your time or money on either.
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