The treatment of varicose veins goes back to at least 400 B.C., the time of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. The pain, discomfort, and unsightly appearance have all been factors in pursuing treatment of the vascular disease which commonly occurs near the surface of the skin in legs.
There are numerous reasons why varicose veins occur, some of which you can modify while others cannot be changed. Here we discuss some of the most common risk factors for varicose veins and spider veins.
When looking back at medical history, it becomes clear that we are living in the Golden Age of varicose vein treatment. Only in very recent years have the primary treatment methods evolved from major invasive surgery to what is classified as minimally invasive. This is a significant advantage for the health, safety, and recovery of vascular patients.