Do you know what actually causes varicose veins or the best ways to treat them? Our vascular surgeon clears up some common misconceptions.
Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic annoyance, they’re a vascular concern. Here’s when you should see a doctor and what you can do to protect yourself.
Find the answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Vascular surgeon George Anton, MD, explains the best way to get rid of spider veins.
Think your spider veins are unsightly? Spider veins can be removed through sclerotherapy. In this procedure, a doctor injects a solution directly into the spider veins, which causes them to instantly collapse and disappear.
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They may be ugly, but varicose veins and spider veins usually are only a cosmetic issue. However, sometimes, these bulging veins on the skin surface can signal a deeper problem. “Varicose veins and spider veins are a plumbing issue,” says dermatologist Jennifer Lucas, MD. “They’re almost like leaky valves that are not capable of pushing … Read More
Varicose veins aren’t just for women. Or for older women. Here’s what you need to know.
Many people with spider veins hesitate to wear shorts or skirts because of the cosmetic appearance of the condition. However, a 30- to 45-minute procedure called sclerotherapy is performed right in the vascular surgeon’s office and can vastly improve the appearance of spider veins, which are similar to varicose veins but smaller and not as … Read More