Varicose veins on the legs

The presence of superficial varicose veins (varicose veins) in the legs is a cosmetic problem that affects millions of people. Additionally, it can also produce aching, heavy legs, swollen feet and ankles, muscle cramps and dry and itchy skin.

It is very important to make a medical diagnosis of these varicose veins since the cause of the vascular injury can be given for various reasons and the most appropriate treatment to eliminate these varicose veins will depend on it.

Types of varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins that usually occur on the legs and feet. There are several types of varicose veins: trunk varicose veins, reticular varicose veins, telangiectasia varicose veins.

There are also other vascular conditions such as couperose, rosacea, angiomas…


Treatments to eliminate varicose veins in the legs

Depending on the size of the varicose vein, the treatment indicated to remove these varicose veins is:

  • Sclerotherapy (varicose veins of intermediate size).
  • Vascular laser (very small dilated veins or spider veins).
  • Surgery (operation of varicose veins) (larger varicose veins).

These 3 techniques to eliminate the varicose veins of the legs can be combined according to the case