SPIDER VEINS VS VARICOSE VEINS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE

Spider and varicose veins are two conditions that are common throughout the world. These vein problems are mainly treated using radio frequency closure methods, laser techniques, and sclerotherapy solutions. This article seeks to discuss the differences between the two conditions.

Spider Veins

These veins can be seen through a person’s skin surface. The following are some of the basic characteristics of spider veins:

Varicose Veins

These bulging veins are unsightly and are extremely painful and far more serious than spider veins. These veins become larger overtime, and if left untreated, varicose veins can cause serious health complications like leg ulcers, blood clots, and phlebitis.

The following are some basic characteristics of varicose veins:

What Causes Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?

Treatment of Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

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If you have been looking for a solution to your spider or varicose veins, treatment is possible. Contact The Vein Center today to schedule your consultation. We will be able to provide an evaluation and develop a treatment plan suitable for your needs.

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When Varicose Veins Requires Medical Intervention

Varicose veins are not just a cosmetic condition, showing a blue and purple blood vessels bulging from under the skin of your legs. For some people they can be painful, making the necessity for treatment urgent.

HOW SCLEROTHERAPY ADDRESSES SPIDER VEINS

You may long for smooth, beautiful skin across your body, but your visible veins may be keeping you from looking your best. These veins often begin quite small and most often show up initially on your legs.

SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS FOR VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

Before diagnosing any type of venous insufficiency, our doctor at The Vein Center will make sure to take your medical history and give you an exam. You may also have an imaging test done that looks at blood flow and the structure of your leg veins.

FAQS – SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL

As we age, our bodies change. It’s inevitable. Still, most of us do whatever we can to maintain a youthful appearance. We exercise, eat healthy and stay mentally active. Despite your best efforts, you may still develop spider veins.

WHAT CAUSES WEAK CAPILLARIES?

Are there tiny, thread-like veins on your skin? If so, these veins may be weak capillaries, and The Vein Center in Mount Pleasant, SC has multiple treatment options to help remove them.