Varicose veins are visible and bulging veins often associated with symptoms such as tired, heavy, or aching legs. In severe cases, Varicose Veins can rupture, or cause ulcers. Varicose veins are most common in the legs and thighs but can sometimes be found in the groin.
The decision about which treatment option for varicose veins is preferable depends on several factors. These include the person's age, symptoms and general health.
The recurrence of varicose veins is no different following endovenous therapy or surgery.
But laser and radiofrequency techniques have been reported to have a lower risk of post-operative complications than open surgery, including less pain and a faster return to normal activities.
Varicose vein surgery is no longer the first-line treatment option and early intervention with endovenous therapies can help prevent serious complications of varicose veins such as leg ulcers, thrombosis and extensive damage to the leg veins.