“These ugly veins, they simply have to go!”
If you’re starting to talk to yourself – or to your legs – about how much you don’t like those bulgy purple lines and tangles, it might be time to find out what can be done to rid yourself of varicose and spider veins. If it’s any comfort, you’re not alone in your condition – or your frustration. Millions of people in the U.S. have them. And even though most of these veins cause us no medical concern, they still can cause plenty of mental distress.
What are varicose/spider veins?
Varicose veins are defined as veins that are dilated, elongated or gnarled, and they can be of varying size. They most commonly affect our legs and feet because standing and walking puts a lot of pressure on the veins in our lower bodies.
Spider veins are really just a milder variation of varicose veins.
Varicose veins are considered different from spider veins mostly due to their smaller size and sometimes location, but both are caused by valve insufficiency.
In most cases, varicose and spider veins are just a cosmetic concern.
But for some, varicose veins cause pain and discomfort. They also can lead to more serious problems and can signal a higher risk of other circulatory problems. And both varieties can cause our legs to appear older, bruised and unattractive. So how do you get rid of them? At Dr. Serebrakain’s, we use one of the most proven and effective methods for treating varicose veins:
This is a non-surgical procedure that is practically painless and calls for little down time. In 15-20 minute treatment sessions, we inject a solution into the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear. You may need several treatments, but sclerotherapy may also eliminate the need for an invasive surgical procedure.
But before you self-diagnose your vein problem or choose a treatment, you should meet with Dr. Serebrakian. He can determine if your issues are cosmetic or may be superficial venous reflux and may call for more serious treatment.
Call for your appointment today at (510) 724-8282 in Pinole or (415) 461-5755 in Larkspur.