Tired of Trying Vein Creams That Don’t Work?

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could resolve complex medical issues by rubbing a little cream on our skin? That’s the promise of vein creams and gels, which claim to reduce the appearance of varicose veins and associated symptoms. Some vein cream users report astonishing results. But, it’s important to understand how these products work and their limitations. While they may temporarily relieve some symptoms, they will not cure venous disease, the underlying cause of varicose veins and spider veins.


What are Vein Creams Supposed To Do?

Vein cream companies make several claims about what their products can do:

  • Reduce the visibility of varicose veins.
  • Relieve the discomfort and pain associated with venous disease.
  • Prevent varicose veins.


First things first: the third claim – that creams or gels can prevent varicose veins – is not true. Varicose veins are caused by venous disease, a condition in which the valves that help regulate blood flow through the veins malfunction. Venous disease can have many causes: genetic predisposition, injury, other medical conditions, and lifestyle. Even if vein creams and gels could penetrate that deep into the body, they would not restore the dysfunctional valves. We recommend avoiding products that claim to prevent or cure venous disease.

Now, let’s examine the first and second claims in the list above. Varicose vein creams and gels vine leaf. These components reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and improve vein and capillary health. However, research on the effectiveness of these ingredients is not conclusive. Some users report great results, but others report no effect. It is possible that the creams have a placebo effect on some users.

May temporarily reduce the visibility of varicose veins and spider veins. These products contain moisturizers and skin firming agents that can hydrate and tighten the skin. These effects may make varicose veins less prominent. The moisturizing components may also relieve some of the dryness and itching caused by venous disease.

What about the claims that the ingredients in vein creams can relieve the symptoms of venous disease such as pain, heaviness and aching in the legs? Vein creams and gels include ingredients such as horse chestnut seed and red Even if someone does experience improvement in the appearance of their varicose veins, or a reduction in their symptoms, these effects will only be temporary.

And, if a person does not experience any improvement, then they may only be out the cost of the product. However, leaving venous disease untreated may result in further complications later on.


Why Do People Try Vein Creams?

It is hard for anyone to ignore promises of ease and convenience. In many cases, people may try topical vein treatments to avoid procedures. They may be concerned that treatment will be time consuming, expensive or painful. We want to give you a more accurate picture of what to expect from venous disease treatment:

  • Time: It is true that venous disease treatment is a multi-step process. It can involve appointments with the vein specialist, a 3-month compression stocking trial (this is sometimes required by insurance to see if a non-invasive approach corrects the problem), and the short treatment itself. 
  • Cost: Treatment costs are often covered partly or completely by insurance. If a patient has met their deductible, they may not have out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Experience: Modern venous disease treatment uses cutting-edge technology and is essentially painless. Recovery time is very short. 


The steps above are easier when you work with an excellent team like the one we have at Artemis Vein and Aesthetic Center. We guide patients through the treatment process and make it as pleasant as possible. 

Real venous disease treatment, including procedures like laser ablation and sclerotherapy, can eliminate varicose veins and relieve associated symptoms. We have seen treatment change patients’ lives when they no longer have the daily discomfort and inconvenience of venous disease. 


Get Your Veins Issues Examined by an Experienced Vein Specialist at Artemis Vein & Aesthetic Center in Westminster, Co.                               

We wish there was a “quick fix” for venous disease, but we can’t endorse topical vein creams or gels. Instead, Artemis offers you our experience, expertise and desire to give you lasting results. If you’d like to discuss your symptoms or schedule a free vein screening, we’d love to hear from you. Please give us a call at 303.955.8314, email info@artemis-colorado.com, or visit our website to fill out our contact form.