Are you a new mother experiencing varicose veins? Developing varicose veins post-pregnancy, mainly on the legs and feet, is very common.

Women may have varicose veins after pregnancy because the pressure from their uterus on their circulatory system causes blood to back up from their legs to their heart. This causes the veins to become enlarged and visible near the skin’s surface.

If it is left untreated, varicose veins can cause new mothers painful swelling, cramping, achy legs, restless legs, numb legs, weakness, and even swollen and discolored skin. Fortunately, there are varicose vein treatments in Atlanta, GA at the Atlanta Medical Clinic practice.

Curious to learn about the specific types of treatments women can have from a varicose vein doctor? Continue reading to learn what types of varicose vein treatments women can have post-pregnancy.

How do you Treat Varicose Veins After Pregnancy?

While some women’s varicose veins will disappear a few months after pregnancy, other women may need to take action to get rid of theirs. Varicose veins can be treated in Atlanta, GA with procedures that can range from at-home lifestyle adjustments, to various non-surgical treatments.

Because every woman is unique, the types of life-style adjustments and non-surgical procedures she is treated with will vary depending on her specific needs and wants. The safe and reliable lifestyle adjustments women can make to alleviate the discomfort and inconvenience of post-pregnancy varicose veins are:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Staying active with physical activities
  • Wearing compression stockings
  • Keeping legs elevated
  • Practicing good posture

If these lifestyle adjustments do not relieve women’s varicose veins, then minimally-invasive vein treatments at the skilled and trusted Atlanta Medical Clinic practice will allow them to get back to living their life normally as soon as possible. These are the types of vein treatments women can get treated with for their varicose veins:

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA):

An alternative to traditional vein stripping, radiofrequency ablation is used to treat varicose veins by inserting a very small tube (catheter) into the vein and delivering radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. This will cause the vein to shrink, collapse and seal shut.

After it has sealed, the healthy veins take over and redirect blood flow back towards the patient’s heart. Local anesthesia can be used to give patients a comfortable and anxiety-free RFA procedure experience. Once the procedure is complete, the patient can go back to performing their normal everyday activities.

Clarivein OC:

Clarivein OC is a slim, thin catheter that is used to deliver prescribed medication into the patient’s diseased vein through a pin-seized entry point. With a rotating tip, the medicine is delivered to cover the entire vein. The delivered medication closes the varicose vein, allowing blood to naturally take an alternative path through the patient’s healthy veins.

It will restore the patient’s blood flow, reduce their discomfort, and cosmetically improve the look of the patient’s skin. When the Clarivein OC procedure is complete, the patient can go back to doing their normal everyday activities.


With sclerotherapy, a very thin needle is used to inject a liquid into the patient’s veins. This injected liquid is used to irritate the lining of the vein, causing it to stick together and then disappear. Sclerotherapy works well on most patients, and is especially effective for those who have spider veins, which are more at the surface of the skin.

Through these types of lifestyle changes and non-invasive procedures, women can get relief from their varicose veins.

Take Action Now: Let Us Treat Your Varicose Veins in Atlanta, GA

If your varicose veins are causing you pain, restless legs, or numbness after childbirth, then you should come to our caring and advanced varicose vein doctors to get it expertly treated. Our exceptional team at Atlanta Medical Clinic will make sure your treatment plan is tailored to you for the most customized results.

Why wait to improve your quality of life? Get in contact with our team at our state-of-the-art Atlanta Medical Clinic practice to book an appointment today!