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Prepare For Shorts Weather By Getting Rid Of Those Varicose Veins

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If you're self-conscious about how you look in shorts because of bulging, bluish veins in your legs, it's time to have them removed. A visit to an outpatient clinic that specializes in varicose vein removal can get rid of those veins, often without a trace. If the veins are small, now is the time to have them removed, before they become larger and harder to remove. Here are some of the common treatments used to remove those varicose veins so you can confidently get back into your favorite shorts.


This uses a chemical to shrink the blood vessels. The medication is injected directly into the varicose vein and irritates the wall of the blood vessel. The blood clots in the vein and the vein slowly collapses. Your body absorbs the tissue of the blood vessel back into your body. When done on small varicose veins, you may have no sign of the vein after it has shrunk and been absorbed.

Laser Vein Treatment

The doctor makes a small incision over the vein and feeds a small tube with a laser attached into the varicose vein. The laser is then used to create scars in the walls of the blood vessel. This also makes the vessel shrink and the blood to clot. The body absorbs the vein leaving no trace. This procedure is most effect on smaller varicose veins.

Radiofrequency Ablation

This treatment is similar to the laser treatment, but uses radio waves to irritate the blood vessel wall. It is also most effective on small varicose veins.

Once a varicose vein becomes much larger, the body can't absorb the blood vessel without leaving scar tissue. This shows up as dark bumps or bruises under the skin. Surgery must be done on the large varicose veins to remove all of the old tissue.  

Vein Stripping

This treatment is done to remove long varicose veins that extend down your leg. An incision is made in the skin over the vein and the vein is severed at one end. A rod is inserted into the vein and down along its full length. Small incisions are made at intervals above the vein. The vein is then tied to the rod at these incision points. The rod is slowly pulled out of your leg with the vein attached. You will likely have some bruising where the vein was removed and scarring at the incisions. 


Very long and convoluted varicose veins must be removed in sections. The surgeon makes several incisions over the blood vessel. It is then cut up into smaller pieces that can be removed easily. Once healed, you'll have bruising and scars along the incision points where  the vein was removed.

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Alaska Vein Care.