What is the Best Treatment for Bulging Veins on Top of Feet

Because of them I hide my feet all the time and would love to wear those pretty sandals but avoid them. What is your opinion of Endovenous Laser Ablation? Thank you for your help.

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Bulging veins on the feet - Buffalo Niagara, NY

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We specialize in the treatment of varicose veins everywhere in the body except on the male genitalia.

Treatment of veins on the feet can be treated with microphlebectomy (if large) or sclerotherapy commonly and sometimes using a combination of both. 

Some surgeons utilize expensive endovenous lasers for these veins but this practice is not practical or technically useful in most cases. 

Watch the video clip provided on the link below. 

Vein Treatment

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Endovenous surgery can be very successful in the right hands or a vascular surgeon. Thank you for your question and good luck with everything.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on the size and extent of your veins - endovenous lasr, phlebectomy or sclerotherapy

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Most bulging veins on the top of your feet are necessary to carry blood from your feet back to your heart. The best treatment depends on the size and extent of your veins.

  1. Endovenous laser can be performed but is expensive, painful and probably overkill.
  2. Ambulatory phlebectomy is probably the best way to treat these veins. This procedure removes the veins under local anesthesia with the fewest side effects.
  3. In some cases, sclerotherapy may also be effective.

The major side effect of all treatments is prolonged swelling of the feet that can last a month or two. To determine what treatment, if any is best, see your dermatologic surgeon.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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What is the Best Treatment for Bulging Veins on Top of Feet

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The endovenous laser  treatment works very well and most of the time, treat the entire leg if done correctly. For more localize problem, sclerotherapy or phlebectomy ( removal of the veins ) is a better choice.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

Varicosed Vein on Foot, how to treat?

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Endovenous Laser Ablation or Therapy is a great option for the GSV or SSV vein but not really necessary to treat a superficial vein on your foot.  It's expensive and unnecessary for that location.

An ambulatory phlebectomy is the best choice for treating that vein.  This procedure will remove the vein with no scarring and great cosmetic results.

See an experienced vein surgeon for this as it is a time consuming and more challenging procedure to perform.


Craig Crippen, MD
Kelowna Physician

Prominent veins of the foot

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If the prominent veins of the foot is a sign of major varicose veins then you need to work up for varicose veins and treat accordingly first.

If these are normal veins, I may consider fat transfer to the dorsum of the foot. LONG DIFFICULT RECOVERY.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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