Varicose Veins (cont.)
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There are several nonsurgical, minimally invasive vein treatments for treating varicose veins.
Other Treatment Choices
Minimally invasive procedures
What To Think About
People who have laser or radiofrequency treatment generally feel less pain and heal faster than people who have ligation and stripping.
Some people may want to have vein treatment to improve how their legs look, even though their varicose veins are not causing other problems. Vein treatments may be appropriate in some cases as long as you do not have other health problems that make the treatment risky. For more information on making this decision, see:
Keep in mind that vein treatments done only for cosmetic reasons are not likely to be covered by insurance.
Complications of varicose veins may require further treatment, especially if you have developed severe varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency.
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