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

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Dr. James Isobe answered

Specializes in Phlebology

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.

Answered 10/13/2012

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Dr. Alan Kanter answered

Specializes in Phlebology

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.

Answered 7/6/2013

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Dr. Ted King answered

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Neither: As dr. Kanter said, don't waste your time or money with either.

Answered 3/3/2013

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Dr. Ted King answered

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Neither one: As dr. Kanter said, don't waste your time or money on either.

Answered 3/3/2013

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