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Are your leg veins ready for summer?

Updated: February 01, 2006

Treating enlarged leg veins can improve their appearance and reduce the risk of aching, swelling, and more serious problems.

Beach weather may be months away, but if bulging and discolored leg veins make you dread wearing a bathing suit or shorts, winter may be a good time to seek medical help. It's not just a cosmetic consideration: Treating enlarged leg veins can also relieve discomfort and prevent medical complications. A range of nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments is now available, but to see the full benefits usually takes several weeks or months.

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