How can I treat the visible veins in my arms? Because I keep wearing a long-sleeve blouse during summer and it's uncomfortable. I am 45 and slim.

I just want the visible veins in my arms to go away.

Answers from doctors (10)


Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center

Published on Mar 17, 2015

The area of concern would need to be evaluated for the best treatment option. Occasionally selective veins can be treated with sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Elmore Medical Vein & Laser Treatment Center

The area of concern would need to be evaluated for the best treatment option. Occasionally selective veins can be treated with sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The Sheen Vein Institute

Published on Mar 16, 2015

These visible veins in your arms can be abnormal varicose veins or they can be normal functioning veins. Why they are visible can be due to many reasons (i.e. you are very thin, you have light skin, etc.). That said, I have treated veins in my patient's arms using sclerotherapy, but they are also usually causing them pain. I do not recommend treating normal veins as this can cause swelling and other complications.

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Answered by The Sheen Vein Institute

These visible veins in your arms can be abnormal varicose veins or they can be normal functioning veins. Why they are visible can be due to many reasons (i.e. you are very thin, you have light skin, etc.). That said, I have treated veins in my patient's arms using sclerotherapy, but they are also usually causing them pain. I do not recommend treating normal veins as this can cause swelling and other complications.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Published on Mar 16, 2015

Visable arm veins need to stay.

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Answered by Cosmetic Vein Centers of Texas

Visable arm veins need to stay.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor California Vein Surgeons

Published on Mar 16, 2015

Treatment of the visible veins on arms depend on the size and type of the veins and underlying problem. After diagnosis, it can be treated with laser, injection sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and ligation. The best type of the treatment should be defined after clinical examination and duplex venous ultrasound examination.

Answered by California Vein Surgeons (View Profile)

Treatment of the visible veins on arms depend on the size and type of the veins and underlying problem. After diagnosis, it can be treated with laser, injection sclerotherapy, microphlebectomy and ligation. The best type of the treatment should be defined after clinical examination and duplex venous ultrasound examination.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

Published on Mar 16, 2015

The veins you describe are normal. Although they can be eliminated, procedures will be considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. I advise against it as these veins are important if you ever need an I.V.

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Answered by Texas Vein And Cosmetic Specialists

The veins you describe are normal. Although they can be eliminated, procedures will be considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. I advise against it as these veins are important if you ever need an I.V.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Destin Vein Center

Published on Mar 16, 2015

These veins can easily be treated by injection or by making tiny puncture sites with removal of the ugly vein.

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Answered by Destin Vein Center

These veins can easily be treated by injection or by making tiny puncture sites with removal of the ugly vein.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


North Shore Vein Center

Published on Mar 16, 2015

These are normal veins and removing them would be purely cosmetic. If they are more prominent on one side, you need to investigate whether there is a cause for this disparity. That being said, they can be removed or treated with foam sclerotherapy.

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

These are normal veins and removing them would be purely cosmetic. If they are more prominent on one side, you need to investigate whether there is a cause for this disparity. That being said, they can be removed or treated with foam sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on Mar 16, 2015

We are able to remove these veins using microphlebectomy. This should only be done after evaluation by an experienced vascular trained surgeon. Results are very nice cosmetically.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

We are able to remove these veins using microphlebectomy. This should only be done after evaluation by an experienced vascular trained surgeon. Results are very nice cosmetically.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Mar 16, 2015

The treatment of arm veins is strictly cosmetic. There are three ways to treat them: sclerotherapy, laser ablation or removal through micro incisions. Often times a combination of techniques is used.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The treatment of arm veins is strictly cosmetic. There are three ways to treat them: sclerotherapy, laser ablation or removal through micro incisions. Often times a combination of techniques is used.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Veincare of Arizona

Published on Mar 16, 2015

Go see a vein specialist. It is possible all you need is an injection of sclerotherapy, but the doctor will be able to decide.

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Answered by Veincare of Arizona

Go see a vein specialist. It is possible all you need is an injection of sclerotherapy, but the doctor will be able to decide.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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