No two persons, or legs, are alike. Therefore it is important that I use the full range of methods to treat you effectively. A combination of factors would need to be taken into account, and the following chart attempts to explain the reasoning behind the choices which include removal of visible bulging veins:
|Procedure||Likelihood success of treatment in appropriately selected patients||Cosmetic outcome||Functional outcome||Return to full activities||Treatment of multiple sections of veins in one session|
|MOCA||>95%||XXX||XXX||Around 1-2 days||No|
|Laser||>95%||XXX||XXX||Around 2-4 days||Yes|
|Surgery||>95%||XX||XXX||Around 4-7 days||Yes|
Most of the veins seen at the time of the treatment can be dealt with effectively. However one cannot predict whether new varicose veins will develop over the course of time. When the main cause of the veins is identified and treated then the chances of developing further major varicose veins is less likely.
Varicose veins are neither life-threatening nor limb-threatening. If it has not given rise to any complications, or if you are not concerned about the cosmetic aspect of it, then of course, you can ignore it. I would be able to give you an idea of the likelihood of any complications, based on thorough examination, in the near future.