Varicose Vein Treatments
There are a multitude of treatments and techniques that can successfully eliminate varicose veins. If conservative, at-home therapies – such as the use of compression socks or stockings – no longer work for you, we have a host of other treatments you may be interested in. These range from convenient, in-office procedures to surgery that completely removes the troublesome vein from your leg.
Learn more about some of our most popular varicose vein treatments:
- Varicose Vein Surgery
- Vein stripping
- Endoscopic vein surgery
- Laser Treatment, aka endovenous laser therapy (EVLT)
- Vein Ablation
- Laser treatment
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
- Vein glue (VenaSeal)
- Varicose Vein Surgery Revision
- Varicose Vein Supplements
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Before & After Photos
Browse these photos of actual patients, both before and after their varicose vein treatment at Edward G. Mackay and Associates, LLC.
At-Home Therapy for Varicose Veins
Some common ways to treat varicose veins at home is with the use of compression stockings, leg elevation, proper footwear, a cold shower, and stretching or changing positions.
Because compression socks or stockings are tight, it is best to put them on first thing in the morning before your legs begin to swell. These specially designed garments can help squeeze the blood up out of the veins in your legs and toward your heart. It can also help reduce swelling in your legs.
Compression socks or stockings apply tapered pressure to your leg. These garments come in two lengths: knee-high and thigh-high, with specific degrees of pressure. The stockings with the highest pressure are prescribed and specially fitted, whereas there are plenty of options that can be purchased over-the-counter at your local pharmacy or through an online retailer. Ask your doctor what degree of pressure may be right for you.
Some people may need to use compression socks or stockings for life to manage their varicose vein symptoms.
Elevating your legs as often as possible throughout the day can alleviate the pressure on blood to accumulate and pool in your leg veins.
Avoiding heat – such as hot showers, hot tubs, and saunas – can slow blood flow to the veins, lessening the chance of a blood pooling in your legs.
Taking one or more breaks every hour to change your position – especially if you spend a good deal of time either sitting or standing – can engage your leg muscles and help keep your blood moving.
Regularly taking the time to stretch your legs can help keep you limber and encourage good blood circulation. Low-impact exercises can help move the blood out of the veins in your legs and toward the heart. Try to be active for at least 30 minutes every day. Walking, biking, and swimming are excellent low-impact choices.
Often, despite your best efforts, these self-care therapies fail. That’s when you should call us.
Medical Treatment for Varicose Veins in Tampa Bay
When it comes to getting rid of varicose veins, you have more treatment options than you may be aware of. Call Edward G. Mackay and Associates, LLC at (727) 781-5652 or request an appointment now. We have three convenient locations from which to serve you, in Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, and Largo, along the west coast of Florida.
Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Mackay is a renowned expert in the treatment and prevention of varicose veins. He has been treating patients with varicose veins in the Tampa Bay area since 1993.