Spider Vein Removal Atlanta
Varicose / Spider Veins Treatment
Varicose veins are swollen and twisted veins that look blue and are close to the surface of the skin. They are unsightly and uncomfortable. Veins bulge, throb, and feel heavy. The legs and feet can swell. Varicose veins may occur in almost any part of the body. They are most often seen in the back of the calf or on the inside of the leg between the groin and the ankle.
Some of the causes of varicose veins:
- Hormonal changes at menopause.
- Activities or hobbies that require standing for a long time.
- A family history of varicose veins.
- Past vein diseases such as thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein before a blood clot forms).
Medical treatment is not required for most varicose veins unless problems result, such as a deep-vein blood clot or severe bleeding which can be caused by injury to the vein.
Your doctor can take an X-ray of the vein (venogram) and/or a special ultrasound to tell if there are any problems. Surgery can be done to remove enlarged veins.
Sclerotherapy can also be done on smaller veins. This procedure uses a chemical injection into the vein that causes it to close up. Other veins then take over its work. Both of these treatments, however, may bring only temporary success, and more varicose veins can develop. We can also use the clearscan sciton laser to remove smaller veins on the legs.