How can you get rid of bulging leg veins?

Depends on severity. If by bulging veins you mean varicosities you can help with support hose, elevating your legs when sitting and working on weight loss if overweight.
Next step. After the conservative measures, that dr. Hill mentioned, have been tried, if you aren't satisfied with the results, see a vein specialist (phlebologist). Treatment options for the bulging veins can be discussed. Nowadays there are a number of very successful treatments for varicose veins that safe, easily tolerated, performed in the office, and which have essentially no down time.
Close leaking valves. Varicose veins are a result of malfunctioning valves usually in the saphenous system. The first step in treatment would be to obtain a venous reflux ultrasound to make the diagnosis and help plan treatment which could be laser or radiofreqency closure of the valves usually with microphlebectomies and possible sclerotherapy or ultrasound directed sclerotherapy. You should see a vein specialist.

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I have a leg varicose veins but not yet bulging how could I get rid of them?

See a specialist. Varicose veins tend to be hereditary. They are best treated by a vascular surgeon. Compression hose and walking help to reduce their effect on people.
Ultrasound. First to determine cause and mapping of veins. Wear compression jose in mean time. Treatment would be either vnus closure, microphlebectomy or injection sclero. Www. Vein-cure. Com.
Physician Review. Varicose veins of the lower extremities can have various sources. The varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to close the varicose veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology.
Have an evaluation. The most important thing that needs to be done is to have a venous ultrasound as the others have said. With this information, a vein specialist can make a treatment recommendation for you. There are a number of options that are available and you will be able to discuss them all with the doctor that you see.

I have a bulging varicose vein on my leg, how do I get rid of it besides surgery?

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.
Various treatments. Treatment of varicose veins begins with a consultation with a vein specialist/phlebologist. A history, physical and duplex ultrasound are critical to understanding your particular pattern of vein problems. A treatment plan is devised based on this information, and could include endovenous ablation, phlebotomy &/or sclerotherapy. These are effective minimally-invasive alternatives to surgery.
No more surgery. As dr. Zimmett said, there are a number of good treatment options for bulging varicose veins that don't require surgery any more. The first thing to do is to see a vein specialist/phlebologist. You need to have a standing venous ultrasound exam. The results will then determine what treatment options are available to you.

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

Visibly. Visibly bulging veins in the legs are often the result of <a href="http://www. Nuvelaesthetica. Com/veins_new/vein-disease. Html">venous reflux</a>, a condition where the blood in the deep veins of the leg is misdirected to the surface veins in a reverse flow pattern, rather than to the heart, as intended. These veins are best treated by identifying the sources of venous reflux that feed them, and shutting them down. Traditionally, this was done surgically with the all too familiar vein stripping procedure. The standard of care these days for treating venous reflux is an <a href="http://www. Nuvelaesthetica. Com/veins_new/vnus_new. Htm">endovenous ablation</a> (ablation from inside the vein) technique, like the vnus procedure or evlt. Intense pulse light (ipl) is a great tool for <a href="http://www. Nuvelaesthetica. Com/veins_new/laser_vein_new. Htm">treating very fine vessels</a>, (1mm or less) or for venous matting (appearance of very fine mesh of red vessels in previously treated or traumatized areas). It will not work on larger vessels generally speaking, and definitely not for bulging leg veins.
No. Ipl is not a good treatment option for varicose veins. I do believe though that you are not talking about varicose veins. I believe you are talking about venulectasias which tend to be very superficial reddish purple veins that area about 1 to 2 mm in size. These tend to respond best to sclerotherapy. Lasers would be my second choice. If they are very small the ipl might work.
Probably not. I agree with drs. Hansen and d. Ipl might work for very fine spider veins but if your veins are bulging, you are liekly to be disappointed with the results you get from ipl. I would recommend seeing a vein specialist (phlebologist) who can evaluate your legs to make sure that there is no undersying vein trouble. If there isn't, then smaller veins can probably best be treated with sclerotherapy.
Varicose veins. If they are bulging it indicates that there is an underlying valve dysfunction Pulsed light or any local therapy many not be helpful.

Will intense pulsed light (ipl) technology get rid of my varicose veins? I have a few large reddish-purple varicose veins on the inside of my left leg just lower than my knee. They bulge out and are so ugly. I feel uncomfortable wearing shorts or skirts t

What. What you are describing sound like large telangectasias or spider veins, or may be true varicosities - it is hard to tell without looking at them. These are in a common location and can be due to reflux in the great saphenous vein or reflux from a perforating vein. In any case, you should probably have a full evaluation from a vascular surgeon or licensed phlebologist before having them treated. If they are a symptom of a larger problem (like the afore-mentioned reflux) they are unlikely to go away with pulsed light or even injection until the causitive problem is treated. In general, injection is probably more effective than pulsed light for larger veins.
Probably not. If you have veins that are bulging, it is likely that they are too big to be treated with ipl. They are other treatments that are liely to be more effective though. I would see a phlebololgist (vein specialist) for a treatment recommenation.
IPL. Probably not, except on the face. Better option is sclerotherapy once issues of possible vein reflux have been evaluated.
Vein closure is best. Ipl is not going to eliminate varicose veins but it may help with spider veins although sclerotherapy would be a much better choice. The gold standard for varicose veins would be a reflux venous ultrasound to identify any leaking valves in the saphenous system followed by closing them with either a laser or radio frequency catheter and, perhaps, microphlebectomies of the varicosities.