Varicose veins are the result of veins with weakened valves that cannot pump the blood efficiently. The blood will pool and cause pressure and swelling. The exact cause is unknown, but in addition to being predisposed to the condition, it is believed that age, pregnancy and spending prolonged amount of time on the feet contribute to the problem. Very mild varicose veins usually don’t need any type of special treatment. But if the look of them causes great distress or they are causing medical issues, such as pain, swelling or bleeding, there are a few different surgical procedures that are most commonly used that can eradicate the veins and offer relief from the discomfort. A newer type of treatment doctors initially believed was showing a lot of promise is Endovenous Laser Treatment.