When To Know It’s Time To Get Rid Of Varicose Veins

Time To Get Rid Of Varicose VeinsFrom itching varicose veins to skin complications, here is how to know when it’s time to get rid of varicose veins by having varicose vein removal treatment. 

There are many signs that you have varicose veins. Many of them are aesthetic – i.e. how the veins look. Varicose veins are often noticeable due to their swollen and lumpy appearance. They can look twisted or distorted and are often a blue or purple colour too.

However, it is equally important to think about how they feel. These are the symptoms to be aware of in working out whether it’s time to seek treatment for your varicose veins.


Should the area where your varicose veins exist become inflamed, this could be a sign that they need to be removed.

If varicose veins become inflamed and discoloured, it could even be a sign of a leg ulcer. This is a serious condition and a sign that the varicose veins are quite advanced. If this is the case, then you need to get the veins checked and treated as soon as possible.


If your varicose pains ever cause discomfort, then the first steps are to manage your lifestyle to ease the feeling.

For instance, wearing compression socks and exercising regularly can increase blood flow and reduce discomfort. You can also  get some relief when you elevate your legs, as this allows the blood to flow more easily back towards the heart and the rest of the body.

However, if the discomfort persists, then that’s a sign to seek medical assistance. See a GP or a vein specialists to get the varicose veins checked and, if appropriate, treated.


Alongside inflammation and discomfort, varicose veins can also cause pain. Again, pain can be managed by following the guidelines – more exercise, the right shoes/socks, and elevating the area.

You can take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to relieve the pain. However, if the pain persists then your varicose veins could be causing an underlying issue and therefore, needs to be removed. Get painful veins seen as soon as possible to avoid health complications.

Some standard signs or symptoms may come and go – but should they be persistent, make sure to see a healthcare professional and get them treated before they cause medical complications.

When is it time to get rid of varicose veins?

Some standard signs or symptoms may come and go – but ultimately, varicose veins is not a condition that gets better on its own. Once the veins have become damaged, they don’t repair and the symptoms only get worse. When they become persistent, make sure to see a healthcare professional and get them treated before they cause medical complications.

London Vein Treatment Centre

Established in 2003, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer treatment for varicose veins, thread veins and other vascular conditions using the latest techniques. All consultations and treatments are carried out with GMC-registered doctors and surgeons. Advanced ‘day case’ varicose vein treatment is available at specially equipped London Vein Treatment Centre locations:

  • 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, London, SW15 2DS
  • 41 Harley Street, London, W1G 8QH

Thread vein treatment is additionally available at:

  • The Smart Clinics, 30 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 2JE
  • City Walk in Clinic, Ground floor, Renown House, 33–34 Bury Street, London, EC3A 5AR

For more information, please complete the form to the right hand side or call 020 7386 0464.

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