Varicose veins are a common disease

Here you will find answers to your questions on varicose veins

Frequently asked questions

How can I get rid of varicose veins?

Unfortunately, varicose veins will not go away without treatment from your doctor. Vein tablets and compression therapy may relieve the symptoms but do not eliminate the varicose veins themselves.

The good news is that there are safe and effective methods of treatment, including sclerotherapy and surgery, to eliminate the varicose veins and prevent complications. During the operation, which may be done under general or partial anaesthesia, the diseased veins are exposed through surgical incisions and removed with a wire or hooks. Sclerotherapy consists of sticking the walls of the dilated veins together by injecting a medicinal product; with time the body itself breaks down the remains of the vein. Ambulatory sclerotherapy is carried out without any anaesthetic as no incisions are necessary.

Regardless of the method used and despite the treatment being carried out correctly, no doctor can guarantee that you will never have varicose veins again. This is not related to the doctor or the specific treatment, but rather to the underlying connective tissue weakness, which cannot be cured and leads to new varicose veins being able to develop at any time.