Varicose Veins Treatment

Varicose veins treatment can either be non-surgical, surgical or natural. The varicose veins treatment is usually based on the assessment or the investigation of the deeper veins by a medical expert.

Microphlebectomy or Stab Phlebectomy

A surgical cure for varicose veins is microphlebectomy or stab phlebectomy. This method is performed to eliminate symptomatic and very large varicose veins. Incisions of about 1 to 2 mm wide are performed above the varicose veins after numbing the affected area. The veins are removed by hooking it out.


A non-surgical approach for varicose veins treatment is sclerotherapy which is considered a standard for eliminating varicose veins. A specialized solution known as a sclerosing agent is injected to irritate the affected vein and remove it from circulation. This kind of treatment is considered to best way for treating the leg veins. However, little veins cannot be treated through sclerotherapy.

Laser Abalation

The smallest and thinnest veins can only be treated with laser which may not work for all vessels. Laser ablation or endovenous vein laser therapy is a minimally invasive ultrasound guided method which makes use of a laser catheter to close the vein. The catheter is inserted to heat the walls of the target veins so as to seal and shut it. Another similar procedure is endovenous ablation which uses radiofrequency to heat and seal the affected deep veins and to also correct severe varicose veins.

Compression Stockings

High quality compression stockings may provide relief for people with varicose veins. The stockings should have an appropriate fit such that the use of a 30 to 40 mm HG compression stockings would be the right choice. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen which is an over the counter drug may also help in treating symptomatic varicose veins.

Herbal Extracts

Natural healing for varicose veins have been explored and many of these natural varicose veins treatments have proven to be effective. A herb horse chestnut is considered the most popular of the natural treatments for varicose veins as well as to a chronic venous inefficiency. The extract which is a compound called aescin is taken from the horse chestnut and is used to block the release of enzymes that destroy the capillary walls.

Other natural varicose veins treatment is the use of grape seed and pine bark extracts which both contain oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes which are known antioxidants that reinforce the connective tissue structure of the blood vessels and cut down inflammation. However these extracts may cause nausea and upset stomach, and should both be combined with medicines that suppress the immune system. A butcher’s broom which is a plant of the lily family contains ruscogenins that strengthen collagen in blood vessel walls to tighten the weak stretched vessels such as those associated with varicose veins.

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