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How to cure unsightly varicose veins?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
11 doctors agree

In brief: No cure

There are many very effective treatments for existing varicose veins, as dr. Nielsen said.
Unfortunately, there is no cure. No treatment will guarantee that you will never get another varicose vein as long as you live. When it comes to treating varicose veins, control is the name of the game. Periodic check ups and maintenance treatment when necessary, will give you the best long term results.

In brief: No cure

There are many very effective treatments for existing varicose veins, as dr. Nielsen said.
Unfortunately, there is no cure. No treatment will guarantee that you will never get another varicose vein as long as you live. When it comes to treating varicose veins, control is the name of the game. Periodic check ups and maintenance treatment when necessary, will give you the best long term results.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See vein specialist

A vein specialist would examine your legs to see if you have significant vein issues to warrant an ultrasound of your legs veins.
Depending on location of the varicose veins and cause, treatment may include one or more of the following: 1) radiofrequency or laser closure of veins causing the varicose veins to form 2) phlebectomy or removal with tiny incisions 3) sclerotherapy of varicose veins.

In brief: See vein specialist

A vein specialist would examine your legs to see if you have significant vein issues to warrant an ultrasound of your legs veins.
Depending on location of the varicose veins and cause, treatment may include one or more of the following: 1) radiofrequency or laser closure of veins causing the varicose veins to form 2) phlebectomy or removal with tiny incisions 3) sclerotherapy of varicose veins.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varicose veins

Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit).
Other common treatments include phlebectomy surgery and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Stripping of veins has traditionally been used in the past but is not common today. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you.

In brief: Varicose veins

Most common treatment for varicose veins is endovenous ablation with laser (EVLT) or radiofrequency heat (Venfit).
Other common treatments include phlebectomy surgery and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy. Stripping of veins has traditionally been used in the past but is not common today. Seek opinion from board-certified vascular surgeon as they are vein experts that can offer all options to you.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine

In brief: Options

Depending on the size of the varicose veins, you could try butchers broom or horse chestnut supplements, or may need to see a vascular surgeon for treatment.
There are some laser treatments, but not sure you'd be a candidate without evaluation. Best bet is to see vascular surgeon.

In brief: Options

Depending on the size of the varicose veins, you could try butchers broom or horse chestnut supplements, or may need to see a vascular surgeon for treatment.
There are some laser treatments, but not sure you'd be a candidate without evaluation. Best bet is to see vascular surgeon.
Dr. Mila McManus
Dr. Mila McManus
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