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I have unsightly veins on my legs and I am embarrassed to show my legs in the summer. What can be done for them?

There are a few options for leg veins depending on the severity of the problem. If the veins are varicose (big and ropey), Sclerotherapy or injections can be of benefit. This procedure is done in the doctor’s office and is rather painless. It is advisable to wear compression stockings after the treatment to get the most out of the session. Repeat sessions may be required to get the desired results. Because common side effects can include bruising and some discolouration, it is best to start the treatments during the winter months. Spiders or small veins can also be injected and at times lasered. While compression stockings are not mandatory to wear, they will help make the treatment more effective. The legs will look slightly worse before the veins disappear. Unfortunately leg veins are something that can be managed but never truly eradicated. Our body can grow new blood vessels in new places. Prevention and maintenance treatments can keep legs looking and feeling good. For more information about the treatment of leg veins visit us at www.monarchwellness.ca or call us for more information.



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