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Spider Veins and Stretch Marks

Laser Away Stretch Marks

It's easiest to get rid of the redness of stretch marks if you catch them early, says Yael Halaas, MD, a plastic surgeon based in New York City. But she's had great results with an in-office pulsed-dye laser that changes the look of damaged skin. A new mark can fade after just one $400 treatment; you'll need several sessions to make older marks blend in, she says. At home, try StriVectin-SD Intensive Concentrate for Existing Stretch Marks, which gradually makes marks less noticeable. For a temporary fix, apply bronzer or self-tanner. "Pale marks are less obvious when you have an all-over tan," says Cilmi.

Zap Spider Veins

For large, bulging veins, opt for a treatment called endovenous ablation, in which a laser is inserted into the vein, where it emits wavelengths to break down the vein walls, says Neil Sadick, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. It costs about $2,500, but is often covered by insurance. Smaller, spidery veins can benefit from foam schlerotherapy (about $300 to $800 per treatment). This procedure involves injecting a special toxin into the vein, which causes it to atrophy and eventually disintegrate, he says. Or cover up veins and blue marks with a heavy-duty concealer such as Dermablend Leg & Body Cover ($18, This long-wearing, transfer-resistant formula is better on large areas like your legs than the average concealer.

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JessicaBt wrote:

Hey Heather! Thanks for your great tips. I started to follow the steps and already see results. Can't wait to show my friends. Thanks so much! Jess

3/19/2013 04:19:48 AM Report Abuse
heather_j1 wrote:

Cellulite was a big problem for me, but I managed to get rid of it in 2 months with coffee grind body wraps, done daily and special foods. Creams had no effect on me. Read my full story on

3/2/2013 05:35:48 AM Report Abuse
swhatley1 wrote:

Jergens firming lotin...not $46 either I noticed a differnce in 2 days use it nightly before going to bed and in the morning before getting dressed...i should have stocks in this product i ran out of it for awhile and could tell. I won't be without it anymore!!

5/11/2010 12:03:34 PM Report Abuse

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