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A 47-year-old member asked:

How can you reduce the appearance of spider veins!?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 48 years experience
Reduction of spiders: Spider veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including hereditary, aging, pregnancies and even sun exposure. Treatments may include compression stockings and horse chestnut but these are temporizing measures. For more definitive treatment, sclerotherapy would be a better choice. However, sclerotherapy is a process and may require multiple sessions.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Treatment is best: Once you have spider veins you can somewhat reduce their visibility with tanning or fake tanning your skin. [ the fake tan is healthier] however the best way to make them go away is treatment. Sclerotherapy is the most versatile and best treatment for spider veins, but surface lasers can be effective for the tiny red spider veins.
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy (injection of a medicine in the vein) is your best option. It works pretty well. Laser is good also. Treatments are simple and although it takes awhile to heal, the results are pretty good.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Simplest ways to reduce appearance of spider veins?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rian Maercks
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Sclerotherapy/laser: The best two modalities are injection with a sclerotherapeutic agent like hypertonic saline, or targeted laser treatment.
Dr. Nick (Donald) Morrison
Phlebology 31 years experience
There is a newer medicine, FDA approved about 2 years ago, called Asclera which is less painful than saline. It can be used for the purple or blue veins ( larger than the tiny red veins that are treated with superficial laser)
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Spider veins how to eliminate or reduce?

10 doctor answers24 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
NdYag laser: Ndyag laser is very effective in removal of spider veins. Will typically need 4-6 treatments.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How to improve the appearance of varicose and spider veins?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Many options: The best way to improve the appearance is to get them treated and removed by an experienced vein expert. The treatment depends how significant the vein problems are and whether it is related to underlying saphenous vein reflux. So evaluation starts with an ultrasound. Some people dont want treatment and only want hide the veins with makeup or a sun tan. This may work if you have a few small ones.
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