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Post-Pregnancy Varicose Vein Treatment

Are you dealing with unsightly and uncomfortable varicose veins after pregnancy?

Varicose veins are a common occurrence during pregnancy, affecting up to 40% of pregnant women. While these swollen, twisted veins often improve within 3-4 months after delivery, some women find that their varicose veins persist. At Colorado Skin and Vein, we understand the physical and emotional toll that post-pregnancy varicose veins can take. Our expert team is here to help you regain your confidence and comfort with effective, minimally invasive treatments.

Why do varicose veins occur during pregnancy?

Several factors contribute to the development of varicose veins during pregnancy:

  1. Increased blood volume: Blood volume increases by up to 20% during pregnancy, putting extra pressure on your veins.
  2. Hormonal changes: Pregnancy hormones like progesterone cause vein walls to relax and dilate.
  3. Uterine growth: As your uterus grows, it puts pressure on the large vein (inferior vena cava) that returns blood from your legs to your heart.
  4. Genetics: If your mother or grandmother had varicose veins during pregnancy, you’re more likely to develop them too.

When should I seek treatment for post-pregnancy varicose veins?

While many varicose veins improve on their own after delivery, you should consider treatment if:

  • Your varicose veins haven’t improved within 3-4 months after giving birth
  • You experience pain, aching, or heaviness in your legs
  • The appearance of the veins causes you distress or affects your self-confidence
  • You notice skin changes or discoloration around the veins
  • You develop sores or rashes near the affected veins

Our Comprehensive Treatment Options

At Colorado Skin and Vein, we offer a range of minimally invasive treatments to address your post-pregnancy varicose veins:

  1. Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation (EVRF): This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to seal damaged veins, redirecting blood flow to healthy veins.
  2. Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA): Similar to EVRF, this treatment uses laser energy to close off problematic veins.
  3. VenaSeal: This innovative treatment uses a medical-grade adhesive to seal damaged vessels.
  4. Sclerotherapy: A specialized medication is injected into smaller varicose veins, causing them to close and fade over time.
  5. Microphlebectomy: For larger, bulging veins, this procedure allows for their removal through tiny incisions.

Our experienced vascular specialists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Why Choose Colorado Skin and Vein for Your Post-Pregnancy Vein Treatment?

  • Expertise: Our dual board-certified physician has over 20 years of experience in vascular treatments.
  • Comprehensive care: We offer ultrasound diagnostics in-house for accurate assessment and treatment planning.
  • Minimally invasive options: Our treatments are designed to be effective with minimal downtime.
  • Guaranteed results: We’re so confident in our ability to improve both the cosmetic appearance and clinical symptoms that we guarantee our work.

Don’t let post-pregnancy varicose veins hold you back. Take the first step towards healthier, more beautiful legs by scheduling a consultation with Colorado Skin and Vein today. Our caring team is here to support you on your journey to recovery and renewed confidence.

Call us at 303 683 3235 or book your appointment online to learn more about our post-pregnancy varicose vein treatments.


Varicose veins are enlarged twisted veins close to the skin’s surface. Any vein that is superficial can become varicosed. Varicose veins most commonly affect the veins in the legs where pressure from gravity is the greatest. Repetitive and common activities like standing and sitting for long periods, along with a history of pregnancy or obesity, all can increase the pressure on the veins in the lower body.

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic concern, they are almost always a sign of a deeper vein issue. Varicose veins can lead to aching, discomfort, itching and bleeding. More seriously, varicose veins can lead to more serious problems such as blood clots and skin ulceration.

Genetics: There is a strong genetic component to vein disease. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle can keep these symptoms at bay but unfortunately the disease is progressive.


Age. Gravity causes natural wear and tear on the valves that help keep the blood moving one way back to your heart. Eventually that wear and tear causes the valves to not close correctly.


Gender: Men and women are equally likely to develop vascular disease, however women have additional risk factors. Hormonal changes like menstrual cycles can relax vein walls. Especially hormonal issues related to pregnancy and menopause can also be related to changes in your veins.


Pregnancy: During pregnancy a woman’s total blood volume increases with the growing baby. The growing baby also places a physical wight on veins returning the blood to the heart. This causes more pressure in the vein of the lower body.


Obesity. Being overweight can affect vascular return and place additional pressure on the vascular system as a whole making it more difficult to get the blood back to the heart.


Lack of physical activity. Long periods of immobility decrease calves assisting motion in getting the blood back to the heart. This causes increased wear and tear on the inside of the veins.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Verebelyi will consider an ultrasound report to learn more about your condition. At Colorado Skin and Vein, we do ultrasound in-house with a vein ultrasound expert. Based on your history and ultrasound report, Dr. Verebelyi will create a personalized varicose vein treatment plan. With your consent, this report and treatment plan will be submitted to your insurance carrier for pre-authorization for treatment. 
Does Colorado Skin and Vein accept your insurance? Call our office to find out. 

When left untreated, your enlarged veins affect circulation and will eventually lead to other medical issues. Restless leg syndrome (RLS), nighttime leg cramps, swelling, fatigue, leg pain, more spider veins and more serious complications like blood clots and skin ulceration. Without treatment these symptoms will continue to worsen.



Colorado Skin and vein has decades of experience treating all sorts of vein problems. Dr. Verebelyi’s extensive experience guarantees the best available treatments with a knowledgeable staff and warm environment. Your custom treatment plan is developed maximize comfort and effectiveness. Colorado Skin and Vein is so confident in our ability to get you the best cosmetic and clinical results that we always guarantee our work.

The experts at Colorado Skin and Vein determine the cause of your vein issues and create the best possible treatment plan after your consultation. You are likely a good candidate for vascular treatment if your varicose veins cause:

  • Visible bumpy and ropey veins (varicose veins)
  • Spider veins on the inner leg, around the knee or inside of the ankle
  • Swelling in one or both legs (visible sock line at the end of the day)
  • Your legs feel heavy, tired or achy at the end of the day
  • Leg tiredness, heaviness or discomfort after travel
  • Skin discoloration around the ankles, shins or lower leg
  • Nighttime leg cramping
  • Restless leg syndrome (RLS)
  • Itching or burning around over the lower limbs
  • Healed or active lower leg ulcers
  • Pain, numbness or tingling in the lower legs due to inflammation and swelling

The most effective treatments involve closing the damaged veins just below where they enter into the deep system veins. We offer procedures such as endovenous radio frequency ablation (EVRF) and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA). We have almost two decades of helping develop the most effective techniques available using these devices. These treatments allow for safe and localized treatment to damaged vessels without affecting any of the neighboring tissue.

VenaSeal is another groundbreaking option offered at Colorado Skin and Vein. For this treatment, the vascular team seals your damaged vessels using a specialized medical grade surgical adhesive.


The provider may also choose to treat diseased vessels with medication such as Polidocanol foams such as Varithena. This medication is very effective in closing smaller or more tortuous vessels. It is injected into the diseased vessel, denaturing the proteins in the cellular walls of the vein. Once these are closed, the blood is redirected into healthy vessels.


Microphlembectomy is a procedure that removes superficial veins through tiny 1-2mm incisions. This procedure is commonly done at the same time as the ablation of deep vein leading to the varicosity while the limb is anesthetized. Especially in cases of large, bulging vessels, physical removal of the vein provides the quickest and most beautiful results.

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