The answer is no! Unfortunately, this used to be true. The older treatment methods, which involved the cutting and dividing of veins, could increase the probability of future vein problems. Consequently, it was not usual to hear patients say, “I had vein treatments, but my veins came back!” Modern vein procedures attack the root of the problem. They seal off the abnormal veins so they cease to function. To use a gardening analogy, the old methods were like cutting weeds off above ground, and the new methods destroy them at the roots.