Can You Treat Varicose Veins with a Pills ?

The short answer is : there is no pill to cure Varicose Veins. While medications can be effective in treating many health conditions, varicose veins require more than just an oral medication to be cured. However, oral medications can be used to treat conditions that are often associated with Varicose Veins.

1) Edema

Edema is the medical term for “fluid retention”.  Medications that work on your veins to decrease swelling are called Venoactive drugs. Most venoactive drugs have been shown to increase venous tone by a mechanism related to the norepinephrine pathway, include reduction of capillary hyperpermeability, improved lymphatic drainage, anti-inflammatory effects and decreased blood viscosity. In the United States some medications are available over the counter. However, there are concerns over accuracy of labeling, lack of standardization, and potential presence of undisclosed supplement. A common component is Escin (horse chestnut seed extract). It can be used for patient who are unable to wear compression stocking due to a contraindication or intolerance. 

2) Blood Clots (Thrombosis)

Aspirin has been recommended as an inexpensive universally available therapy for healing of venous ulcers and reduction in healing time. Blood thinners such as Warfarin, Apixaban, Rivaroxaban are prescribed for patients with Deep Venous Thrombosis and for specific types of Superficial Venous Thrombosis. 

3) Venous Ulcers

Venous ulcers treatment is complicated and requires a coordinated approach. Your doctors may prescribe antibiotics if the ulcer is infected. Pentoxifylline may also be prescribed with or without adjunctive compression therapy to promote ulcer healing. 

4) Skin Discolorations

Venous Insufficiency often presents with skin dicoloration and hyperpigmentation. These changes are called Lipodermatosclerosis. Advanced cases may require an evaluation by a dermatologist. While oral medication can help , it is a must to treat the underlying Vein Disease.

How To Treat Varicose Veins Without a Pill ?

Graduated Compression Stockings

Work by providing pressure to your legs which helps your calf muscles to pump the blood against gravity back to the heart

Frequent Standing or Sitting Breaks

Keep the circulation flowing and prevent blood pooling in the legs (Venous Stasis)

Avoid Tight Clothing and High Heels

High heels can alter the natural walking motion which causes the calf muscle to remain contracted while walking

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol Use

Not only smoking affects your heart, it can also damage the walls of your arteries and veins, creating a suitable environment for poor circulation

Exercise and Healthy Diet

Daily exercise can significantly increase calf muscle strength and efficiency. Weight loss can significantly prevent recurrence of varicose veins.

Use An Anti-Fatigue Mat

The cushioned surface of anti-fatigue mat encourages the foot to move. These contraction work as a natural circulation pump

Trust Your Legs to a Vascular Specialist

You are in the right place.

Spider and Varicose veins are more than just an aesthetic problem. They may be a real health issue that restricts blood flow to your legs and may result in chronic venous insufficiency. It is far easier to address vein disease early in the process. Our Vein Specialist can identify the cause of the problem and reverse the progression of vein disease. Call us today to schedule a consultation with our Vein Specialist, Double-Board Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatics Medicine, the most prestigious board certificate for vein specialists. He is also a registered phlebology (venous) sonographer. Click here to learn how to treat vein disease

How Do Doctors Treat Varicose Veins ?

Graduated Compression Stockings

Work by providing pressure to your legs which helps your calf muscles to pump the blood against gravity back to the heart

Vein Ablation

Minimally invasive medical procedure that uses heat or laser to seal and close off varicose veins in the legs.


A procedure that involves injecting a solution directly into spider or varicose veins, causing them to collapse and eventually fade.


A small amount of medical adhesive (glue) is injected into the affected vein, causing it to seal shut and redirect blood flow to healthier veins.


A small device inserted inside the vein. When the device is activated, the rotating tip will injure the vein walls to close it.


Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove varicose veins from the legs through small incisions, typically done under local anesthesia.

Before & After

Personalized Treatment Plan

Our team of doctors are experts in getting the best results for your legs. We can evaluate your concerns and make a custom plan to treat your varicose and spider veins today.

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We treat people, NOT symptoms

Step 1 : Complimentary Verification:

Following the submission of your information, a member of our front desk will be in touch with you to ask if your insurance will cover the appointment. Then, we’ll schedule your first visit at one of our Pain Centers that are nearby.

Step 2 : Meet Your Vein Specialist:

When you arrive at our center, the front desk will register you into our system. Then one of our skilled vein doctors will see you right away. Please call us at (973) 363-2029 as a courtesy if you will be late.

Step 3 : Ultrasound Vein Mapping:

Your vein treatment specialist will evaluate your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan during your initial consultation. When we create your vein treatment plan, all your needs are taken into consideration.

Step 4 : The beauty you deserve:

you will appreciate the results within 6-8 weeks! We love walking the journey with you, answering every question you have. Are you ready? You can begin now!

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