Varicose & Spider Veins
Varicose and spider veins are very common in both men and women affecting more than 30 million Americans.
Whereas spider veins are extremely small, red to purple veins found at the surface of your skin, varicose veins are considerably larger, protruding and twisted veins that are more of a blue color.
Spider veins and varicose veins are both heavily influenced by genetics, but not exercising, having excess weight, and standing or sitting for long lengths of time are all contributing factors to higher risks of developing varicose veins.
While varicose veins may not show symptoms at first, they may worsen and cause one or more of the following symptoms:
Phlebitis – inflammation in the vein
Thromboses – blood clots that form in the vein
Venous Stasis Ulcers – ulcers that form when the vein cannot drain properly.
Treatment methods for spider and varicose veins are unique to the patient as each case is unique to the individual. While many men and women who have varicose veins fail to get treatment, varicose veins that are left untreated often progress in gravity, leading to painful ulcers, bleeding, and more severe medical conditions.
The good news is that varicosities can be successfully treated in the comfort of our office with beneficial, effective and largely painless and minimally invasive procedures.
Call us today and be on your way to healthier legs.