Varicose veins are a common condition that occur when valves in the veins cease to function properly. They usually happen in the legs, but can develop elsewhere in the body.

To look at, these veins are normally enlarged, twisted and dark blue in appearance and almost always visible near the surface of the skin.

Some varicose veins can be palpable and bulging whereas others, known as ’spider veins’, can be seen on the skin’s surface. These are most commonly found in the thighs, ankles and feet but may also appear on the face.

Varicose veins can be hereditary, tend to become more prominent as you age and are connected to obesity, pregnancy as well as jobs that involve standing up a lot.

For most people varicose veins don't present a serious health problem, however on occasion can cause mild to moderate pain, blood clots, and occasionally skin ulcers.

You may consider varicose vein treatment:
  • For cosmetic reasons; i.e. veins are unsightly
  • To ease any symptoms of varicose veins
  • To relieve any pain or discomfort
  • To treat complications such as leg ulcers

It should be noted that varicose vein treatment is only symptomatic i.e. the underlying causes are not resolved but the varicose vein and any accompanying symptoms are eliminated.


There are a number of options available to relieve symptoms and improve appearance of varicose veins. These are as follows:


With this treatment a special foam material is injected into the vein which damages the vein wall and effectively seals it closed. Sclerotherapy is performed under local anaesthetic.

Laser Therapy

This involves a catheter being inserted into the vein and a tiny laser passed through which delivers energy that in turn heats up the vein and seals it shut. Endovenous laser treatment is carried out under local anaesthetic.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation involves heating the wall of the varicose vein using radiofrequency energy. The vein is accessed via a catheter and a probe is inserted which sends out radiofrequency energy. This heats up the vein until it is sealed.
Radiofrequency ablation is carried out under local anaesthetic.

Mechanochemical Method

This procedure combines two methods; sclerotherapy and mechanical ablation. In this method, a tube with a rotating hollow wire at its tip is inserted into the vein. As the tube is pulled back out of the vein, the wire is rotated, damaging the lining of the vein. At the same time a chemical is injected which causes the vein to become inflamed and close.
This method requires minimal local anaesthesia.


VenaSeal™ does not involve any type of injectable irritant but instead employs a medical adhesive inserted into the vein to close it. It does not require tumescent anaesthesia, so minimises patient discomfort and eliminates the risk of any nerve injury.

Fortunately, many treatments for varicose veins are quick and don't require a long period of recovery - if any. This means that in most cases you will be able to resume normal activity in a very short space of time.

Medi Tours Hungary offer all the treatments mentioned above at super affordable prices. You can find out more here


Be the first to hear about all our latest money saving offers and get extra special member discounts. Simply click here to subscribe to our FREE newsletter.