Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can have a blue, red, or flesh-colored hue and appear to be bulging or twisted on the surface of a person’s body. Often swollen and raised up from the surface of the skin, these veins are typically found on the thighs, calves, and the inside of the legs. Spider veins are a similar condition, but much smaller and closer to the surface, usually appearing red or blue in color and lacking the bulging, raised surface. Found on the legs and face, spider veins can appear to look like tree branches or spider webs, giving them this informal name.
Varicose and spider veins do not often require treatment from a medical perspective, but medical care may be called for whenever the patient seeks to relieve current symptoms, prevent possible future complications, or simply improve their physical appearance. Treatments are many and varied, including all of the following options:
The right treatment for you will depend on the specifics of your situation. In order to determine the best treatment plan for you, it is best to consult with a doctor who has experience handling these kinds of treatments.
The highly skilled team at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery possesses extensive experience in all forms of cosmetic and plastic surgery, and can help you find the perfect solution to treat varicose and spider veins, making your goals for your appearance a reality. For a consultation to evaluate your condition and discuss potential treatment, call today.