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How can I get rid of ugly varicose veins?

9 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Start with a consult

There are a variety of treatments available.
The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present. Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing.

In brief: Start with a consult

There are a variety of treatments available.
The exact treatment plan will depend on the pattern of disease present. Start with a consultation with a phlebologist, interventional radiologist, or vascular surgeon who is committed to treating vein disease. Evaluation will include a history and physical examination and an ultrasound examination, which should be done with the patient standing.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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Dr. Mark Nielsen
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Good options

I would recommend that you visit with a vein speicalist/phlebologist who can evaluate your varicose veins and make recommendations as to the treatment options.
Generally the treatment options may include laser or radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy or combinations of these treatments.

In brief: Good options

I would recommend that you visit with a vein speicalist/phlebologist who can evaluate your varicose veins and make recommendations as to the treatment options.
Generally the treatment options may include laser or radiofrequency ablation, phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy or combinations of these treatments.
Dr. Mark Nielsen
Dr. Mark Nielsen
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often a combination

As was mentioned, start with a vein specialist.
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.

In brief: Often a combination

As was mentioned, start with a vein specialist.
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.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Choices

Injecttions 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.

In brief: Choices

Injecttions 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.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Varicose vein

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In brief: Varicose vein

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
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