Getting Rid of Varicose Veins – Your Options

xrayWhat are you options for getting rid of varicose veins? Here we’ll try and list all of the options open to you with a brief explanation of how they work. But remember, just because a treatment method sounds good to you, doesn’t mean it will be the most effective.

Laser Surgery

Treatments with lasers are becoming increasingly popular. The term laser surgery can actually include several different sorts of treatment like the following:


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This is the least invasive laser treatment. It uses heat to treat varicose & spider veins which are close to the surface of the skin. However it won’t work as well on large veins. Lasers are good at targeting the different dark pigments (melanin) in our body which is how laser hair removal works. But laser for this treatment work in a similar way. They target the dark pigments in the blood which then heats it up and, because of the thermal energy, destroys it. The vein should then fade after several weeks, however several treatments may be needed.

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The Best Treatments for Spider Veins

thread-veinAlthough they’re usually not dangerous or associated with any symptoms, spider veins are a real eye sore. They can really dent your self-confidence and make you want to cover your body up at all times. So naturally as soon as you spot them, your thoughts will drift towards one question – how do I get rid of them?

What’s the Difference Between Treating Spider Veins & Varicose Veins?

Because varicose veins are usually much bigger, and potentially much more dangerous than spider veins, more invasive treatments are usually needed. Because spider veins only cause cosmetic visual issues, surgery should rarely be required. However when it comes to the actual treatment methods, there aren’t always that many differences.

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The Cost of Varicose Vein Treatment

dollarUnlike many of the other conditions we look at on this site, varicose veins are a problem which occur under our skin. But unfortunately for us this problem is also very visible on the surface of our skin too, and can even cause other medical complications.

Because of the problem exists under the skin, treatments are more complicated and consequently more expensive.

Variations in Price

Naturally there will be substantial differences in prices between the treatments. Within a certain treatment there will be further differences in price. For example a person receiving sclerotherapy for several different areas would need to pay more than an individual receiving the treatment for a single area. The quality and reputation of the clinic / doctor performing the treatment is also reflected in the price. Please take the below prices as rough estimates only.

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Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

horse chestnutUnfortunately a complete cure or fix for varicose veins, using only natural methods you can apply in the home, is virtually impossible. Varicose veins are usually caused by a technical fault with the vein, so nothing you do is going to be able to fix them. Even invasive procedures like surgery can’t “fix” the veins – they just remove them.

However there are a few things you can do to slightly reduce the appearance of the veins, and some of the negative side effects associated with them (like throbbing and pain).

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How To Hide Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

sprayWe all know how hard it is to get rid of varicose veins and spider veins. Sometimes we just need to accept that there isn’t much we can do get rid of them without surgery or other forms of treatment. Yes there are natural methods, but they don’t work fast enough do they? Let’s look at some ways you can quickly reduce the appearance of the veins or hide them completely.

Here are some of your options for a quick cover up!

Wear Jeans!

This one is the most obvious option for varicose veins. Simply wearing long jeans or a skirt can do something very important – make you feel much better about yourself! Constantly seeing the veins will undoubtedly harm your self-confidence.

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Spider & Varicose Veins Overview & FAQ


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Our veins can cause a number of problems. Both in relation to our appearance and, more importantly, our health and well-being. There are essentially two types of vein which may cause issues at some time during our adult life.

As you probably know, veins return blood from your body to your heart. But this means they need to work one way only & against gravity. If the valves in our veins get weakened then the blood begins to pool and not flow properly. This is where the problems start to occur.

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