Usually injection therapy is best for these veins or ambulatory phlebectomy where the veins are surgically removed.
Dr. Crippen does not believe that stockings prevent veins from forming, but they might slow the progression.
Usually injections are not recommended for this area, rather laser therapy is the best option for this. Make sure you see a qualified physician for laser treatment in this area however.
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