What are the Best Treatment Options for Varicose Veins?

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Although varicose veins can appear on any part of the body, they are majorly found in the lower legs. These unsightly, bulging veins can cause you to cover up and worry about the pain in your legs.

Did you know?

Varicose veins are quite common, affecting approximately 20-30% of the general adult population and even more so in the elderly.

Varicose veins

While many cases are merely cosmetic, some varicose veins can be painful and cause leg swelling, bleeding, blood clots, acute skin changes, and chronic wounds if not treated. Nonetheless, pain relief is now possible thanks to modern technology, FDA-approved vein treatments, and our board-certified vein specialists.

In this article, we’ll guide you about the cutting-edge and best varicose vein treatment options available to relieve you of the discomfort.


What causes varicose veins?

The main function of the veins in your legs is to transport blood from your feet to your heart in a one-way direction. This is dependent on very well-coordinated muscle contractions and vein valve function. During ambulation, muscle contractions propel blood against gravity, while tissue valves inside your veins open and close sequentially to prevent blood from flowing in the opposite direction. These valves remain closed when at rest. Backward blood flow or reflux can be caused by any condition that disrupts the coordinated effort of muscle contraction and valve closure.

The primary cause of varicose veins is venous reflux within the superficial veins. The most common conditions associated with venous reflux and varicose veins are family history, genetic factors, old age, female sex, obesity, and occupation. In patients with the conditions mentioned above, vein walls and valves weaken over time, resulting in vein enlargement and reflux. Varicose veins are veins that are enlarged, twisted, and raised beneath the skin’s surface.


How is the problem of varicose veins diagnosed?

Our doctors at Karishma Veins perform a physical exam on you, including a look at your legs while you’re standing to check for any sort of swelling. Your provider may also ask you to describe any leg pain or aching.


To diagnose varicose veins, you might be recommended a test known as venous Doppler ultrasound of the leg. Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive examination that uses sound waves to examine blood flow through vein valves. A leg ultrasound can aid in the detection of a blood clot.

Our team of specialists performs this test by moving a small hand-held device (transducer) about the size of a soap bar against the skin over the body area being examined. The transducer sends images of the legs’ veins to a monitor, which displays the results.

Doppler ultrasound


Do varicose veins disappear on their own?

Unfortunately, no matter what you eat or how much you exercise, varicose veins do not simply disappear. Though you can sometimes conceal them, varicose veins usually necessitate treatment to make your life safer and less painful. Fortunately, modern treatment options are minimally invasive and have short recovery times.


What are the best varicose vein treatment options available?

After a detailed diagnosis, our vein specialist or podiatrist first recommends conservative treatment options. This includes compression wraps or stockings and tips to improve your overall circulation, such as exercise, leg elevation, and avoiding prolonged standing or sitting. If your varicose veins do not improve, you may need a procedure to correct the venous reflux.

Most varicose veins connect directly or via branches (tributaries) to a straighter, longer, larger, and deeper vein known as the saphenous vein in a manner similar to how numerous smaller channels feed the main river’s waters. Treating varicose veins without addressing the reflux within the saphenous vein and its tributaries is analogous to trimming only the tips of tree branches with the intent of felling the entire tree. All refluxing veins, including saphenous, tributary, and varicose, must be treated simultaneously or in separate sessions.

Here are some treatment methods:

Laser treatment

The Laser system employs a proprietary heating and cooling laser procedure to rapidly zap problem veins on your legs and other parts of the body. This technique delivers powerful bursts of light to the vein, causing it to fade and disappear over time. There are no cuts or needles used.

laser treatment- Varicose veins

High Ligation method

This procedure entails tying off a vein before it connects to a deep vein and then removing it through small cuts. For the most part, this is an outpatient procedure. Removing the vein will not stop blood flow since veins deeper in the leg handle larger volumes of blood.

high ligation method for varicose veins treatment

Ambulatory Phlebectomy

Smaller varicose veins are removed through a series of tiny skin punctures. In this outpatient procedure, only the pricked areas of the leg are numbed. Scarring is usually minor.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy method for varicose veins treatment

Surgical treatment

Surgery may be required in severe cases or cases that do not respond to conservative treatments. However, with the advent of Endovenous ablation, surgery for varicose veins is no longer required. Vein stripping and SEPS are two common types of varicose vein surgery (Subfascial Endoscopic Perforator Surgery). Your vein specialist can advise you on the best treatment for your specific situation.


Seek effectual varicose veins treatment at Karishma Veins Clinic

Varicose veins- before- after

Don’t put up with the pain, embarrassment, and potential long-term problems associated with varicose veins any longer. Get in touch with our team of experts at Karishma Vein Clinic. We specialize in treating damaged veins and use cutting-edge technology to get you back to living an active lifestyle. We are equipped with highly advanced treatment methods like Endovenous Laser and Diode Laser machines which are minimally invasive yet very effective.

Contact us today for more info!