Comparing the Best Varicose Vein Treatments: Pros, Cons, and Success Rates

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Varicose veins can be more than a cosmetic concern; they can cause discomfort and lead to potential health issues if left untreated. Understanding the available treatment options is essential for making informed decisions about your vein health.

Home Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

Taking proactive steps at home can be an effective way to manage varicose veins. Compression is the first approach in varicose vein treatment. Wearing thigh or knee high compression socks will help prevent the blood from pooling in the vein.  People often share how their legs feel better when wearing compression socks or stockings.  Elevating legs can also help alleviate symptoms. 

Minimally Invasive Varicose Veins Treatment

Minimally invasive procedures have revolutionized the treatment of varicose veins. We’ll delve into various techniques that offer effective results with minimal discomfort and downtime.


Sclerotherapy is a widely used procedure that involves injecting a solution directly into the affected vein, causing it to collapse and eventually fade away. This can be a great option for veins that are tortuous or smaller. 

Thermal Saphenous Vein Ablation

This minimally invasive technique involves using heat or laser energy to seal off the affected saphenous vein. Endovenous laser treatment utilizes laser energy to seal off problematic veins. Radiofrequency ablation uses heat to close down the vein.  Both of these options have high success rates and patient satisfaction. 

Additional Varicose Veins Treatment Options

In addition to the minimally invasive procedures mentioned above, there are other advanced treatment options available. We’ll explore these techniques, providing insights into their benefits and potential outcomes.

Microphlebectomy Treatment

Microphlebectomy involves the removal of varicose veins through tiny incisions. This is often done either in conjunction with another treatment type or after a period of time to assess how much vein removal is necessary.  

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Occlusion

This innovative technique uses a special adhesive to seal problematic veins. This type of treatment does not require the use of compression and is ideal for patients who cannot tolerate compression.  

Book an Appointment for Professional Varicose Vein Treatment Today

If you’re ready to take the next step towards healthier veins, our team of experienced professionals at Legacy Vein Clinic is here to help. Schedule an appointment today and let us guide you towards the best treatment option for your unique situation.

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Certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Specializing in the Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency
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