Can large, bulging veins be treated on feet?

I have many bulging veins on both feet. Duplex ultrasound showed no reflux or insufficiency and that veins are not varicose. It was recommended that I do nothing since there is no need. If want to fix them for cosmetic reasons, can they be treated? If so, what's the best procedure?

Answers from doctors (4)


Vein Treatment Clinic

Published on Oct 29, 2019

It depends; however, evaluation is needed beforehand. I recommend a board-certified specialist in venous and lymphatic medicine to prepare a treatment plan for cosmetic or medical concerns related to the venous circulation.

All the best!

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Answered by Vein Treatment Clinic

It depends; however, evaluation is needed beforehand. I recommend a board-certified specialist in venous and lymphatic medicine to prepare a treatment plan for cosmetic or medical concerns related to the venous circulation.

All the best!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Intermountain Vein Center

Published on Jun 30, 2014

Bulging veins are treated by removing them with a procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy. If they are injected using sclerotherapy there is a good chance that the vein will stain brown, which could be permanent. Phlebectomy is not recommended to do on the feet because all of the veins, arteries, and nerves, going down the leg, tend to merge much closer together, and the risk of permanent nerve damage is high when you are cutting and digging the foot. That type of nerve damage can effect the way you walk, with the loss of sensation in the foot. Honestly, it is not worth the risk. The potential complications far outweigh the benefits.

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Answered by Intermountain Vein Center

Bulging veins are treated by removing them with a procedure called ambulatory phlebectomy. If they are injected using sclerotherapy there is a good chance that the vein will stain brown, which could be permanent. Phlebectomy is not recommended to do on the feet because all of the veins, arteries, and nerves, going down the leg, tend to merge much closer together, and the risk of permanent nerve damage is high when you are cutting and digging the foot. That type of nerve damage can effect the way you walk, with the loss of sensation in the foot. Honestly, it is not worth the risk. The potential complications far outweigh the benefits.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Heart and Vein Center

Published on Jun 26, 2014

Those veins can be carefully treated with sclerotherapy.

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Answered by Heart and Vein Center

Those veins can be carefully treated with sclerotherapy.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Jun 26, 2014

These veins can be treated and they are cosmetic. The best procedure to treat them would be microphlebectomies.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

These veins can be treated and they are cosmetic. The best procedure to treat them would be microphlebectomies.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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