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Are there any products that can get rid of red thread veins?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
Yes, check national : Sclerotherapy using detergents such as polidocadol, sotradecol are used to treat spider veins. Telangiectatic matting which are fine, smaller veins can be treated with thermocoagulation such as with vein wave device. There are no good topical agents.
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: Any cosmetic that covers these veins ( spider veins) is effective in masking these problems but if you wish to get rid of them permanently an ultrsound study to rule out underlying causes and laser/injection therapy is the best way to proceed.
Dr. Ted King
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Yes: As dr. Bein said, if you want to do something temporary, you can use cover up make up. There are no salves, ointments, creams, gels, pills, vatamins, or supplements that have any effect whatsoever. If you want to do something more lasting then see a vein specialist and talk about the treatments mentioned by dr. Isobe.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to get rid of red thread veins on your face?

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Dr. Lawrence Presant
Phlebology 41 years experience
RF or sclerotherapy: Radiofrequency needle delivers heat through microcurrent to close the vein. Large mats of veins respond tho photofacial light due to the large footprint of the devices. Sclerotherapy injections also work for veins large enough to accept a 30 g or 31g needle.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of red thread veins?

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Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sclerotherapy: You need visual sclerotherapy. There are some laser treatments as well but only for the smallest "spider".
A 31-year-old member asked:

Thread veins how do you get rid of them in an inexpensive way?

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Dr. Albert Malvehy
Phlebology 21 years experience
Buyer beware: Make sure you see someone who does spider veins frequently like a vein specialist or phlebologist. They can get to the root cause of your spider veins - reticular veins in many cases - and treat those to reduce the risk of recurrence. If you go to someone who just does it on the side, you're less likely to get a durable result. You get what you pay for.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to get rid of thread veins?

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Dr. Gregory Spitz
Vascular Surgery 37 years experience
Sclerotherapy: In general sclerotherapy has been found to be the most effective treatment for spider (thread ) veins. Laser may be effective on the facial spider veins but on the legs sclerotherapy is better.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of thread veins?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Sclero or laser.: Spider veins get their name because they look like spider legs. The short answer is that topical laser or sclerotherapy usually works well. The longer answer is that if you have many spider veins and/or combinations of spiders, reticulars and varicose veins then you should first have a venous reflux exam. You should see a vein specialist.

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