Are varicose veins and spider veins dangerous?
Spider veins aren’t directly harmful, but they cause severe social anxiety, which adversely affects your mental health. Varicose veins are a lot more dangerous because they have weak vein walls due to excessive vascular dilation. If you bump or scratch your varicose veins, they may burst and lead to profuse and unstoppable bleeding.
Besides the direct consequences of varicose veins and spider veins, they’re also dangerous because they’re caused by underlying venous disease, a dangerous circulatory disorder. If left untreated, venous disease leads to severe complications, including skin discoloration, skin disease, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis. Over time, the accumulated blood in your leg veins may harden into blood clots that travel to the lungs, leading to a potentially fatal medical condition called pulmonary embolism.
How can you identify and diagnose venous disease?
Our board-certified vein doctor administers an effective vascular imaging test called Duplex Ultrasound. During this ultrasound test, the vein doctor visualizes the blood flow in your leg veins on a computer screen. This is the most effective method of diagnosing venous disease.
What are the best minimally invasive treatments for venous disease?
Radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, and VenaSeal are the best minimally invasive treatments for venous disease. During these minimally invasive procedures, the vein doctor uses a catheter or an ultrafine injection to deliver thermal energy, laser energy, or medical adhesives into the diseased vein’s walls. The diseased saphenous vein collapses or shuts down, and the accumulated blood flows to healthier veins. Over time, the diseased vein hardens into scar tissue and eventually gets absorbed by the body.
How can you remove the visible varicose veins and spider veins from my skin’s surface?
Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments address the underlying venous disease, but they don’t necessarily remove the ugly varicose veins and spider veins from the skin’s surface. That’s why our board-certified vein specialists combine those procedures with ambulatory phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. These are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that remove the superficial varicose veins and spider veins, restoring your legs’ cosmetic beauty.
Are minimally invasive varicose vein treatments dangerous or painful?
Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments have a 97% success rate, they cause minimal pain and discomfort, and they’re completely safe. Our vein clinic has a perfect track record, and our board-certified vein doctor ensures you don’t encounter any complications. At most, you’ll feel a little discomfort and bruising after the procedure, but these side effects will dissipate quickly, and you can resume most daily activities immediately.