Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted, blue veins that are close to the surface of the skin. Because valves in them are damaged, they hold more blood at higher pressure than normal.
Varicose veins can be treated using the following treatments:
- Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), also known as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT)
- Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation, also known as Radiofrequency Closure
- Ambulatory Micro-Phlebectomy
- Compression Stockings
Dr. Prevosti discusses the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins.