Do any new varicose vein treatments exist?

Tags:woman age 45-54 varicose veins pain legs calf

I am beginning to develop varicose veins on my calves. They aren't terrible yet but I'd like to prevent them from getting worse. My mother and older sister both got them so though I wasn't surprised when I started seeing signs, I was still really depressed--especially because I remember the procedure that my mother and sister went through to get rid of them at the time! The varicose veins had to be stripped from their legs! I remember it taking a long time and being really painful. But this was in the 70s and 90s--there has to be a better treatment by now! And maybe there are several new ones so I'd actually have a choice! Can you please let me know if I'm right and, if so, what my options are? I never thought I'd be so excited about varicose veins!! (You know what I mean!)

nattyd70

F, 53, New York