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Are there any creams that work, even in the slightest, to improve the appearance of spider veins?

Are there any creams that work, even in the slightest, to improve the appearance of spider veins?

Spider Veins: Spider veins are a vascular problem (blood vessel), so no cream will help--not even a little bit. Ipl treatments or sclerotherapy will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Spider Veins (Definition)

Spider veins is a clinical finding in which there are clusters of dilated blood vessels close ...Read more


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Will vitamin E cream help get rid of visible spider veins at all?

Unlikely: Need good exam and information. Vein solutions is one source. Google will give you a list for your area. ...Read more

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Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?

Would veinwave shut down a spider vein and not cause surrounding spiders to appear like schelotherapy has the tendency to produce?

Not necessarily: Veinwave and sclerotherapy can both be very effective when applied to the right circumstances. It is always advised to see a consultation from a board-certified vein specialist who can look at the veins & give expert opinion on what will give u the best results. Either treatment can results in other spiders to appear, but a little more likely with sclerotherapy "matting". Often resolves w/ time. ...Read more

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I have spider veins at 19. Is it becuz im preggers?

I have spider veins at 19. Is it becuz im preggers?

Pregnancy + genetics: Many people first notice spider veins during pregnancy. Usually there is also a family history of veins. Normally spider veins improve to some degree over the first few months after delivery. Veins generally get worse with subsequent pregnancies. Graduated compression stockings may help minimize worsening of the spider veins as well as symptoms (such as leg heaviness, aching, etc). ...Read more

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What do spider veins look like?

Thread-like veins: As dr. Schwartz said, "spider veins are the small, thread-like colored veins that are most often seen on the surface of the skin." in fact in some countries, they are called thread veins. They are often only 0.1-0.2 mm in diameter and, depending on where they sit on or in the skin, they might be bright red, maroon, purple, or blue. ...Read more

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Spider veins in my cheeks help!

Spider veins in my cheeks help!

Help is available: The usual place for spider veins is the legs. However, they can occur on the face. They can be removed either by laser, electric pencil or injections of a medication through a very small needle directly into the vein. All of these methods work but the least painful are the injections. Be sure it is done by a phlebologist (vein specialist) certified by the abvlm. ...Read more

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What can you do about spider veins?

Spider vein treatmen: Spider veins are best treated by injection sclerotherapy. A solution is injected into the veins which causes a fibrosis and closure of the veins. A vein specialist will also search for any underlying causes of these veins to better control their appearance. ...Read more

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How can I make spider veins go away?

How can I make spider veins go away?

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. ...Read more

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How do I get spider veins to go away?

How do I get spider veins to go away?

Cosmetic or medical: Sclerotherapy is the gold standard for leg veins. If patients have spider veins, but also have aching, cramping, swelling, restless legs, etc- they need to have internal veins called sahenous veins or tributaries treated inside first with minimally invasive, in office procedures done first and then their spider veins treated. If no symptoms, then sclerotherapy followed by laser for tiny red veins. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more