The main goal of vein treatment is to treat venous problems and alleviate the symptoms of venous disease. Traditional treatment for conditions such as varicose veins and chronic leg ulcers has been non-surgical. Varicose veins and spider veins are always abnormal and will not disappear without treatment.

About 64% of human blood volume is carried in veins. We can say that veins are blood vessels that carry blood from the body back to the heart. Vein disease occurs when veins, have trouble carrying blood from legs back to your heart.

It is estimated that more than 80 million Americans suffer from some form of venous disorder. Some researches estimated that almost 50% of women and around 45% of men in America have some type of vein problem. Vein problems affect both men and women and are more likely to occur the older we are. One of the the main cause of vein disease is heredity which is also the primary factor contributing to the development of varicose and spider veins. Both type of veins are sometimes painful and always cosmetically unpleasant. Among a number of factors that can increase the likelihood of developing leg vein problem is the genetic predisposition to weak vein walls.


For the treatment of varicose and spider vein visit of the many treatment and aesthetic centers around the world. You can find many Vein Treatment Centers which use the Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) as a option to remove the Long Saphenous vein. Its good to know that new technology in laser treatments can effectively treat varicose veins in the legs. There are also many veinspecialists who offer reliable, safe, and effective vein removal and cosmetic enhancements.

Most known vein removal procedures are:

  • Sclerotherapy. This process closes the veins, forcing your blood to reroute to healthier veins. In a few weeks, treated varicose veins should fade)
  • EVLT (endovenous laser treatment)
  • Radio-frequency occlusion, or closure
  • Transilluminated Powered Phlebectomy
  • Phlebectomy. Smaller varicose veins are removed through a series of tiny skin punctures)
  • Surgical vein stripping. This procedure involves removing a long vein through small incisions and is an outpatient treatment for most people.
  • Vein ligation
  • Catheter-assisted procedures are usually used for larger varicose veins.

How to find the right Doctor for vein treatment?
Here are some questions to ask when choosing a doctor to treat your varicose veins (source:emaxhealth.com):

  • How long have you been treating vein disease?
  • Is vein disease treatment the primary focus of your practice?
  • Do you use ultrasound to evaluate the extent of my vein disease beyond those problem veins that are visible?
  • Do you utilize ultrasound imaging during treatment?
  • Will you treat all of my problem veins or just a portion of them (including those below the knee and those that are not visible, but still problematic)?
  • What is the likelihood that my legs will need to be treated again? How often?
  • What is your plan for long-term management of my vein disease?

This site (www.vein-treatment.net) provides helpful information on recognizing and treating varicose veins, spider vein, thread veins, heavy leg syndrome and other vein diseases.