Creams for Spider Veins

Creams for Spider Veins

If you have spider veins, you may have considered treating them with a cream or potion.

These “easy treatments in a jar” have been heavily advertised for a long time and with good reason. They are very profitable for the companies that make them. They romance you with promises and claims of being all natural and most cost about $30 per jar. Many contain vitamin K which has no effect at all on spider veins. Some have a make-up type of camouflage to help hide the veins.

These modern-day snake oils promise to strengthen the vessels, prevent breaking and help fade the veins. Many claim they also help healing of bruises, burns and skin irritations. There are always money back guarantees and that’s where they get you because you figure if it doesn’t work then you can always send it back. But most people don’t because it’s too much trouble. And that’s how they win. Although there should be, there is no government agency that protects you from this kind of swindle.

The bottom line is that there are multitudes of vein creams out there that profess to help varicose and spider veins and all of them are scams. Don’t fall victim to these false promises and rip offs. If your veins are painful or just unsightly, see your doctor to discuss treatment options.

About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999. Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic.