Varicose Veins, commonly called varicosities, have lost their primary function of bringing back the blood properly to the lung and heart. They can appear on the surface of the skin as slightly, moderately or severely dilated veins. We have several kinds of varicose veins according to size: spider veins which appear as small lines on the surface of the skin as reddish or bluish in color. They occur more frequently in women than men and can cause symptoms, as well as, be cosmetically unpleasing.
Damaged veins also can be small sub-surface veins to large grape-like clusters. No matter what size or shape, these veins are signs of vein disease and may be caused by faulty valves. And left untreated, they can lead to more serious complications.
Multiple factors contribute to Varicose Veins, and they include pathologic and environmental influences. Some of the more common causes of superficial venous insufficiency are:
- occupations that require prolonged standing or sitting
Physical symptoms may include:
- skin change
Varicose veins, if not treated, are often associated with increasing pain or restless leg symptoms. As vein disease progresses leg swelling, skin color changes and non-healing ulcers can develop. The risk of blood clots is increased with varicose veins.
We offer state-of-the-art and the most effective treatments to eliminate unhealthy veins. After a thorough evaluation, we will provide all treatment options for your varicose veins, which often includes phlebectomy or Endovenous Laser treatments.
Fortunately, once the damaged veins are treated, your body will re-route blood flow into stronger, healthier veins, reducing vein problems and improving your circulation.