Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment
Varicose veins appear as snarled, bluish-purple lines, usually forming on the legs. Varicose veins often cause a cosmetic concern, but can also lead to more serious conditions and complications, including leg pain and swelling, discoloration of the skin, inflammation of the veins, blood clots, bleeding, skin ulcers, or other circulatory system disorders. The condition results when the small valves in the vein lose the ability to push blood back up to the heart. As a result, the blood pools and the vein puffs up and becomes more visible under the skin. Spider veins are a mild variation of varicose veins which usually do not cause symptoms. They can result from pregnancy, use of oral contraception, hormone therapy, the aging process, or heredity.
Varicose and spider veins can be treated with many different approaches, including injection therapy, laser treatment, endovenous thermal ablation, and surgical vein stripping. Dr. Kaufman will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the severity of your condition, and the most appropriate and effective treatment.