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Is there a way to treat spider veins at home?

Can spider veins be treated at home with an over-the-counter cream or with other medication? Thanks in advance.

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The short answer is 'No'. Homeopathic remedies abound both on shelves and the internet. None will fix the underlying problem of a stretched out vein. An active ingredient called 'horse chestnut seed extract' has been used for decades to help with swelling associated with large varicose veins, but doesn't do anything for spider veins. Vitamin K products will not do any good either. There is no deficiency of Vitamin K in varicose vein disease.

No , not really. Excellent question because we see a lot of over the counter products advertised to remove spider veins. Unfortunately, the over the counter creams and medications do not get rid of spider veins. The only effective treatment for spider veins are medical such as Sclerotherapy and they need to be done by a doctor, often the best option is with a veins specialist like a phlebologist.

There is no safe or effective way to treat spider veins at home. Some people do apply makeup to cover the spider veins, with mixed results, but they cannot be treated at home.

No, there is no over the counter cream, vitamins, or medication that can remove spider veins. Sclerotherapy is the best treatment for spider veins on the legs and laser treatments are the best for treating spider veins on the nose and face.

The best way to treat spider veins is with sclerotherapy injections. I am unaware of any over the counter creams that will yield results.

A number of topical OTC compounds have been sold for spider veins including Vitamin K, Arnica Montana, Horse Chestnut, Bark Extracts, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana), and other ingredients. We have never seen anything that has a significant effect on eliminating spider veins. Prevention however is possible by wearing compression hose if you have to stand frequently for long periods of time, such as with teachers and retail sales etc. and if you are pregnant. Walking is also very beneficial.for preventing problem veins.

No, although there are many creams that claim to eliminate spider veins, none have been scientifically proven.

There is no good way to successfully and permanently treat spider veins at home. While there are some creams and medication on the market, I have not seem one of them work long term. Some preparations have horse chestnut extract. Some have caffeine. You are better off spending the money on a good pair of compression stockings. Visit a vein center that offers sclerotherapy or surface laser therapy.

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