If you’re dealing with unsightly varicose veins (spider veins) or a more serious condition such as leg ulcers or thrombosis, you’re not alone. Vein abnormalities are seen in over 25 million men and women in the U.S., and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that at least half of all women are bothered by varicose or spider veins.
Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic concern. They may cause health complications if left untreated. The veins in your legs have one-way valves to keep blood flowing from your legs up toward your heart. When these valves don’t work properly, the blood collects in your legs and pressure builds. The veins become weaker, larger and twisted. We call these varicose veins.
There are many causes of varicose veins, including:
While varicose veins usually aren’t serious, they can lead to complications or they may be a reflection of more severe vein-related disease that can result in unsightly and painful leg sores.
Treatment for varicose veins is designed to reduce your symptoms and prevent complications. We can also help improve the appearance of your legs.
When you come in, we check your legs for tender areas, swelling, skin color changes, sores and other signs of skin breakdown. And we may recommend one of these common treatments:
Your doctor will thoroughly explain any treatment options we recommend.
Call 585.723.7060 to schedule an appointment.