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When is it time to get treatment for varicose veins?

Varicose veins are very common – in fact, half of people 50-and-over, and 15-25% of all adults in North America, are affected. Some cases of varicose veins can be very mild, painless, and nearly invisible. Ultimately, the treatment of varicose veins is up to the patient.

iStock_000022429191Medium (1) Varicose veins are often misunderstood as a primarily cosmetic concern, but they can also cause swelling, aching, tenderness, and a tired or heavy feeling in the legs which increases as the day wears on. Chronic skin thickening, discoloration, and even ulceration can occur in cases where the veins are left untreated for extended periods.

If you do not feel that the varicose veins are reducing your quality of life in terms of appearance or pain, you may not need to seek treatment. However, there are minimally invasive options such as sclerotherapy which can be used to treat even mild cases of varicose veins and can treat even very small spider veins. If you have a case of varicose veins which has progressed far beyond preliminary stages, EVLT is also a minimally invasive procedure and an excellent alternative to surgery in the comfort of a clinic setting. Learn more about your options here.