In the legs and feet, varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, and swollen veins. They are brought on by veins with weak or broken valves, which can result in blood pooling in the veins, causing them to bulge and become apparent.
Varicose veins can be treated in a variety of ways, including:
- Changes in lifestyle, such as shedding pounds, working out, donning compression stockings, and avoiding prolonged sitting or standing.
- Sclerotherapy: In this procedure, the problematic veins are injected with a solution, causing them to collapse and finally disappear.
- Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT): This minimally invasive procedure heats and collapses the afflicted veins with the use of laser light.
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): This minimally invasive procedure heats and collapses the afflicted veins using radiofrequency energy.
- Vein stripping and ligation: This surgical method involves removing the problematic veins using minute incisions.
Depending on the type of therapy and the clinic's or hospital's location, the cost of treating varicose veins might vary significantly. In order to choose the best course of treatment and estimate expenditures, it is best to speak with a dermatologist or vascular surgeon.