We’re often asked, ‘Am I too old to treat my varicose veins?’ The answer is no. Since modern varicose vein treatments are largely non-surgical, there are appropriate treatment options for those of any age. While varicose veins are more common with each decade of life, they can appear on young teenagers or at any time in older adults. For active older adults, addressing varicose vein conditions is even more important to maintain healthy legs. Otherwise, symptoms of leg heaviness, fatigue, swelling and pain can slow you down. There are other complications of untreated varicose veins such as superficial thrombophlebitis, varicose vein rupture and leg ulceration, in severe cases. There are a variety of minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins, and depending on the individual preference, severity of the condition and the veins affected will help you and your doctor determine the best treatment course.