Varicose Veins Can Start in the Teens
Laser Treatments for Varicose Veins. Varicose veins can occur in the teenage years. At Palm Clinic the youngest person who has had Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA) is 15, the oldest 85 years old.
A fit, healthy 37 year old male first noticed his varicose veins aged 17, but they had become much worse over the preceding five years. His symptoms were of pain, aching and swelling of both lower legs at the end of the day. Examination revealed huge varicosities in both left and right lower legs and shins extending into his feet. One of the thigh veins had stretched and “blown out” to 24 mm (normal 4-5 mm). He underwent Endovenous Laser Ablation and Ultrasound Guided in mid 2011 and recently attended for a 12 month check. He is very delighted that all symptoms have resolved and the varicosities have disappeared as can be seen in these photographs.