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Varicose Veins - Other Treatment

There are several nonsurgical, minimally invasive vein treatments for treating varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure in which a chemical is injected into the vein, causing the vein to close off.

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 don't have other health problems that make the treatment risky.

Varicose Veins: Should I Have a Surgical Procedure?

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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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 17, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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