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What to do about Spider Veins on Legs
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Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:00 pm      Reply with quote
What to do about them on my leg!? Is it best to just get the saline injections? I'll have to save up.

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Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:16 am      Reply with quote
Usually sclerotherapy is the best treatment but sometimes laser. Depends on the severity and how many you have. This actually is not that expensive (compare to facial treatments). I'd call around to get prices.
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When I asked my dermatologist about spider veins, he simply suggested self tanners. I've read about but not tried two natural citrus bioflavonoids, Diosmin and Hesperidin which you may want to research. I've posted on another thread about taking a product called Connectivar, which contains butcher's broom. I took it to strengthen my knees but noticed that my spider veins and dark undereye circles lightened. After being out for a couple of months I just began taking it again two nights ago.

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Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:19 am      Reply with quote
Both butcher's broom and horse chestnut are among the most widely used herbs taken to reduce the appearance of spider veins. I haven't tried them, though, so can't comment on their effectiveness, but I do know they are very popular for this reason.

And yes, tanning helps make them a little less visible, too.

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Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:37 pm      Reply with quote
I don't want to only reduce the appearance. I want them GONE! Also, I would never consider tanning to mask them, or even fake tan. I'm pale and I embrace the skin color I have been given.
Me thinks saline injection is what I will have to do...hopefully in July.

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Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:08 am      Reply with quote
Probably wouldn't hurt to try a horse chestnut cream between now and when you get them zapped. I recall reading about that over on truth in aging, and, as I recall, it worked reasonably well. You could totally diy it, get some horse chestnut from skinactives or similar and add it to a body lotion.
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tarapaca wrote:
Probably wouldn't hurt to try a horse chestnut cream between now and when you get them zapped. I recall reading about that over on truth in aging, and, as I recall, it worked reasonably well. You could totally diy it, get some horse chestnut from skinactives or similar and add it to a body lotion.


I've never heard of this at all - using horse chestnut to decrease spider veins. I just started noticing some of these in my knee area - and don't like it at all. I've always been delighted to not have stretch marks, cellulite or veins but I guess my time has come... ugggg.

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Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:41 am      Reply with quote
Sandra - you may also want to research a procedure called Vascutouch. My esthetician zapped some spider veins on my face several years ago & they've yet to return. I know she's had success on client's legs but I personnaly have not tried it on the legs.

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tarapaca wrote:
Probably wouldn't hurt to try a horse chestnut cream between now and when you get them zapped. I recall reading about that over on truth in aging, and, as I recall, it worked reasonably well. You could totally diy it, get some horse chestnut from skinactives or similar and add it to a body lotion.


If you wanted to buy a cream from the drugstore/healthfood store that contains Horsechestnut; you can try one from Derma e. I bought a 2 ounce jar from Shoppers Drug Mart for $29.99 cdn. (I had points and got it for free; maybe Walmart or health food store has better pricing.)

It contains 3% horsechestnut.

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Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:35 am      Reply with quote
I got some horse chestnut, it's been 2 weeks. So far nothing. Does anyone think dermarolling it in is a good idea?!

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