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9/16/09

TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR SPIDER VEINS AND WHAT ABOUT CREAMS FOR SPIDER VEINS

TREATMENTS PROCEDURES AND EVEN CREAMS FOR SPIDER VEINS FACT OR FICTION


Public Enemy Number 1 (or at least 3 or 4) in the never ending battle of things that interfere with the perception of beauty (at least if you are a model or model wannabe) are the so called spider veins. In an ideal world you wouldn't be judged for how you look but for your inner beauty. Sorry Dorothy, you're not in Kansas anymore. It looks like we have a ways to go to that ideal since many people can't seem to get to the inner beauty because they can't quite push themselves beyond the outer beauty or lack thereof. Spider veins are a kissing cousin of varicose veins.

Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but they are smaller. They are often red or blue and are closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins. They can look like tree branches or spider webs with their short jagged lines. Spider veins can be found on the legs and face.



Cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists apparently are determined to develop an endless stream of cures for spider veins and varicose veins. The NY Times had an excellent article about methods and treatments for spider veins. They talk with a model who had the laser assisted sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins.

There is some debate about how important a medical problem spider veins are but in a previous post I wrote about how a doctor said that not treating spider vein's cousin,varicose veins, was a bad idea. The Times article discusses the pluses and minuses of creams and salves for spider veins as well as the medical procedures for spider veins.




  • Removing the Web of Spider Veins
  • Videos that Explain Sclerotherapy The Times discusses needle sclerotherapy as well as laser sclerotherapy. It also discusses the value( and whether there is any) of Ginko Bilboa, Marigold, Parsley and Horse Chestnut for the treatment of spider veins.