How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

Do you remember how you looked at your older relatives as a small child? Grandparents, older aunts and uncles, even close family friends–they were all an important part of your life in one way or another, and the way you looked at them said everything. Did you glance up with eagerness, waiting to be hugged? Did you look at the wise, sparkling eyes in delighted curiosity, waiting for the next story? Did you grin and whip out your favorite toy or game? No matter how you looked at older people in your life, you probably noticed that, on the inside, they were as young and bright as you–but on the outside, they looked a lot different. This was especially true when you noticed the varicose veins. Although you may not have known what they were back then, today we all know a lot more about this–and about how to get rid of varicose veins.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are blood vessels in the leg that, like the other blood vessels throughout the body, work to circulate blood back and forth between extremities and the heart. However, unlike other blood vessels, varicose veins work exclusively close to the surface of the skin–meaning that the deeper and more vital circulation is done by veins deeper within the body. Now that we know what will affect circulation and what won’t, we’re free to treat varicose veins with all the power of modern medicine. Since varicose veins and spider veins, smaller forms of varicose veins, are the result of failed valves meant to keep blood from moving incorrectly, opens in a new windowvaricose vein treatment experts can easily identify where the problem is and what must be done.


So, how do you get rid of varicose veins? Here’s a quick look at some modern treatments!

  • Radio waves. Some varicose vein treatment includes the use of radio waves. A thin catheter is placed into the vein itself and, once placed, it works with heat created by radio waves to “zap” the vessel wall–like a shrink ray in a sci-fi movie. The vein begins to reabsorb quickly, and will be gone with only minor scarring or bruising within eight weeks.
  • Lasers. Lasers can do just about anything in today’s world, and getting rid of varicose veins is no exception. The lasers are sent directly into the vein from the surface, once again forcing the vein to reabsorb. Most patients experience slight discomfort, but this passes quickly.
  • Ambulatory phlebectomy. This treatment is a little more unconventional, but it doesn’t come with a wait time like the other procedures. Ambulatory phlebectomy involves removal of a vein with a “hook” device, and the appearance of the vein is instantly eliminated.

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