Question: WHAT CAN I DO TO GET RID OF MY VARICOSE VEINS?
Answer: There are numerous options to treat varicose veins. Some are considered medically necessary, while others are strictly cosmetic. Larger veins are treated in a myriad of ways depending on the provider you consult with and their proficiency in a given intervention.
The list includes, vein stripping (phlebectomy), ligation, thermal ablation, mechanochemical closure, cyanoacrylate adhesive closure, and sclerotherapy. Each treatment comes with its own set of risks and benefits, and sometimes the treatment type is predicated on the size, length, and location of the vein.
There has not been an effective preventative method of keeping veins from becoming abnormal, so when you visit a provider to have your veins evaluated, the conversation typically includes one or more of the treatment options above to address the veins which bother you.