When Is the Best Time to Treat Leg veins?

Now! It often takes several months to see the full results, and you don’t want to be dealing with the two weeks or so of bruising right when you want to be in shorts or a swimsuit.

Sclerotherapy is still the best option. In general, don’t waste your time and money treating leg veins with a laser. And if your leg veins are truly varicose or large (greater than 4 mm in diameter), you may need to see a vascular specialist who will use an ultrasound to look at the valves and deeper venous system before getting started with treatment. Your cosmetic dermatologist can treat your spider leg veins (those small blue veins).

See Dr. Irwin’s article on Leg Veins and How to Get Rid of Them for more information on sclerotherapy and treating spider veins.

See Dr. Irwin’s directory of excellent cosmetic dermatologists in the U.S.

See Dr. Irwin’s new article Common Acne Terms Explained.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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