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    Hi ladies

    Just wondering if anyone has had successful treatment of varicose veins??
    I've got one down the inside of my knee/calf which I want to treat before summer 😁
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    I had laser treatment on some that were cosmetically bothering me (but not bad enough to do anything 'medically' about I guess you'd say). Worked quite well and not painful.

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    Following. I have some after pregnancy that I would like to delete also.

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    I have shocking leg ones I'm planning on getting stripped in a few years once I don't have such young kids.

    The surgical procedure requires you to have elevated legs for 3 days or something crazy.

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    Is it very expensive to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazzyj View Post
    Hi ladies

    Just wondering if anyone has had successful treatment of varicose veins??
    I've got one down the inside of my knee/calf which I want to treat before summer ������
    Thanks!
    I have 2 revoltingly knotty purple looking varicose veins in my legs. They dont cause me any pain, they just look awful. I saw a specialist last year about them and he straight out told me that he would not operate if it was purely for cosmetic reasons, only if it was because they were causing pain. So now I have to find a new specialist and mention that they cause pain or find a specialist that will operate for cosmetic reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLips View Post
    I have shocking leg ones I'm planning on getting stripped in a few years once I don't have such young kids.

    The surgical procedure requires you to have elevated legs for 3 days or something crazy.
    Seek a second opinion for non surgical procedures. I've had my veins treated through non surgical procedures (lasered and injected). They were sore the day I got them done, but I went back to work the next day. At no point did I need to have my legs elevated, and they were done on a bed with me awake. Procedure took about 20 minutes, and then I had to go for a walk for 30 minutes afterwards...walk twice a day for 30 minutes for the next week and wear compression stockings. It was easy, and the results are fantastic.
    ETA - Mine was done purely for cosmetic reasons, they gave me no grief, and the Dr. was more than happy to do it...her train of thought is that it's better to get on top of them before they are bad, and causing grief. I did see a surgeon, who refused to do anything because he said that my pelvis was full of varicose veins and they'd come back straight away. My pelvis IS full of them, but it's been 5 years and I've had two separate lots of treatments on one leg, one treatment on the other leg. My vein Dr. informed me that I will need to have tidy ups every few years until I hit menopause, and then the blood flow will reduce to the area, and it will stop. I am happy with this...it's FAR better than having my legs how they were, and my leg before my second treatment was nothing compared to what it looked like before my first treatment.
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    Thanks ladies!

    Looking at non surgical as they aren't 'that' bad but just look bad so it's purely cosmetic.

    Did anyone have Sclerotherapy? From what I've seen its either that or laser? And can anyone give an indication of cost?

    Thanks!


 

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