Varicose veins are the result of valve damage and loss of elasticity that allows blood to pool inside the vessel. This is especially evident when an individual is standing . When you stand for a long period of time the valve stops working.
There are many men and women who will not wear shorts in the summer/fall due to varicose veins. There are treatments that are available besides laser , saline injections and surgery
These other treatments are exercise, yoga, headstands and the obvious compression stockings
There are botanical treatments as horse chestnut as well as gingko biloba. There are even homeopathic remedies that can offer some good results. I have seen infrared saunas help alleviate the varicosities