What is the effect of Retin-A on spider veins?
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Spider veins and retin-A
It is unlikely that spider veins can be treated with retin-A. Retin-A increases cell turn-over and decreases epidermal thickness while increasing dermal thickness and takes several months to have maximum. It does not directly affect the endothelial cells which form veins. You may be better treated with laser treatments to coagulate and remove the veins. Hope this helps!!
Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery
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