A 37-year-old member asked:
What is the best way to get rid of varicose veins on legs?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Idan Sharonanswered
Neurology 30 years experience
Varicose veins: Sclerotherapy. Uses a highly concentrated saline (salt) solution or a specially made detergent that is injected directly into the vein, causing the vein to disappear gradually over three to six weeks. The procedure is simple, relatively inexpensive, and can be performed in an outpatient setting. Endovenous laser treatment, radiofrequency occlusion, lasers and intense pulsed light are other possible.
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Dr. John Orenanswered
General Surgery 43 years experience
Thermal energy: The best way to get rid of varicose veins is to first treat the diseased vein causing the varicosities with thermal energy- either laser or radio frequency. The varicose veins can then be removed through small incisions( microphlebectomy) or sclerotherapy( injections). Best to see a vein specialist for specific recommendations.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Often a combination: I would see a vein specialist/phlebologist. A venous ultrasound of your leg veins should be done to find the cause of your varicose veins and make a treatment recommendation. A treatment option that helps symptoms but doesn't make the veins go away is compression stockings. Other more definitive options include laser or radiofrequency ablation, ambulatory phlebectomy, and/or sclerotherapy. I woul.
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Dr. Joel Gotvaldanswered
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
See vascular surgeon: See a vascular surgeon for a consultation. The treatment will depend on your individual anatomy. A ultrasound of the leg veins needs to be done first to document for underlying venous reflux disaese that leads to the surface varicose veins. Common treatments include endovenous laser ablation, radiofrequency vein ablation, sclerotherapy, or phlebectomy. A surgeon will determine the best route.
3.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
How to get rid of varicose veins on legs? I want to wear shorts in summer.
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. George T Tsaianswered
General Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: There are many treatments available and most are done in your doctors office. Depends on your symptoms and severity, simple injection (sclerotherapy), stab phlebectomy, endovascular ablation (radiofrequency or laser) are all helpful - under the right settings. There is not a cure all for all, and more will come (like wrinkles) unless you follow your doctors recommendations.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 40-year-old member asked:
How to get rid of varicose veins on your legs?
11 doctor answers • 20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Covilleanswered
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Choices: Injections are an option, surgery and laser treatments are other options. Your choices will depend on the reasons you have these veins. See a vascular surgeon or plastic surgeon to discuss your options.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 36-year-old female asked:
I have leg varicose veins.. What shall I do to get rid of them..?
6 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prabhat Sinhaanswered
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Vascular surgeon or: Get injected with saline by a vascular surgeon or you can try a plastic surgeon.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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