Varicose veins can occur after any type of treatment. This is, in part, due to the fact that the underlying disease – basically a weakness of connective tissues – can not be cured.
The treatment of recurrent varicosities does not differ much from that of primary varicosities. However, repeat operations are more difficult to carry out and imply an increased risk of causing damage to surrounding tissues.
Therefore, an increasing number of specialists tend to treat recurrent varicose veins by minimally invasive treatment options, in particular foam sclerotherapy and thermal ablation.