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Varicose Veins Can Be Treated to Minimize Both Discomfort and Appearance

Varicose veins and spider veins are often seen together, and we can help treat them to improve both quality of life and appearance for our patients. To know whether a patient needs treatment, it's important to understand what causes varicose and spider veins, how to recognize them, and why they should be treated. We specialize in treating spider veins and work with patients in Saline, Milford and surrounding areas.

Spider veins are broken capillaries. They are often very small, and they can appear purple, red, or blue in color. They are just below the skin's surface, and most common on the face and legs. Women get them more than men, but we can treat both men and women who have spider veins. These often occur with varicose veins, based on the changes in venous pressure that are seen with that condition. If the vein changes are the result of pregnancy or other temporary conditions, they will often go away on their own. For those that do not disappear, treatment may be necessary.

We can provide treatments for spider veins and varicose veins that do not resolve after a temporary condition, and for those that are chronic in nature. If varicose veins are not treated, they can cause more serious problems, so it's not just a cosmetic issue.

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) can arise from untreated varicose veins, which can cause swelling, pain, ulcers, and skin damage. While it is not possible to cure varicose and spider veins, it is certainly possible for us to treat them and reduce the problems they can cause. That can lead to more confidence for the patient, and also help avoid leg pain.

We see more women than men, since women are more susceptible to varicose and spider vein issues. Men are less likely to seek out treatment. However, because of the possibility for varicose veins to cause other problems, it is important for both men and women to seek us out and get proper treatment for vein issues.

We can consult with the patient and make suggestions as to the proper treatment, how long it will take, and the cost of the procedure. Almost all insurance plans will cover treatment for varicose veins, and we'll be happy to work with a patient's insurance company to arrange payment and treatment options.