Varicose veins are treated with lifestyle changes and medical
procedures. The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms, prevent
complications, and improve appearance.
If varicose veins cause few symptoms, your doctor may simply suggest
making lifestyle changes. If your symptoms are more severe, your doctor
may recommend one or more medical procedures. For example, you may need a
medical procedure if you have a lot of pain, blood clots, or skin
disorders caused by your varicose veins.
Some people who have varicose veins choose to have procedures to improve how their veins look.