A 16-year-old female asked:
do you know of any home remedies to get rid of spider veins on my legs?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
There aren't any: There are no home remedies for treatment of spider veins.
Only injectable medications or laser can help you get rid of them.
Good luck from nyc.
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Sclerotherapy or las: I'm not aware of any home remedies to rid spider veins. Injection of a chemical to destroy the vein lining (sclerotherapy) and laser treatment are two methods that work well. You can try to prevent their getting worse by wearing compression stockings and avoiding long periods of standing. Walking is good though - helps pump the blood back to the heart.
A Verified Doctor answered
None at all: There are no home remedies that work, although there are lots of products out there that claim they do. Stockings or cover up makeup can be used to cover spider veins up. Since spider veins result mostly from heredity and hormones, stockings don't even keep them from getting worse. See a doctor who treats spider veins. Generally, the treatments that do work involve sclerotherapy and/or laser.
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