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Reduce the Appearance of Varicose and Spider Veins

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Vascular & Endovascular

Reduce the Appearance of Varicose and Spider Veins

Varicose and Spider Veins:
What’s the difference?

Though the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, varicose and spider veins are actually different. Varicose veins are bulging or twisted veins that are dark purple or blue in color most commonly found in the legs. Patients may experience an achy or heavy feeling in the leg or throbbing, cramping, swelling, itchiness or pain after long periods of sitting or standing. Spider veins are smaller and closer to the skin’s surface and also occur in the legs.

To request an appointment to treat spider or varicose veins, call (716) 837-2400 or complete the contact form on this page.

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Varicose and Spider Veins: What’s the difference?

Though the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, varicose and spider veins are actually different. Varicose veins are bulging or twisted veins that are dark purple or blue in color most commonly found in the legs. Patients may experience an achy or heavy feeling in the leg or throbbing, cramping, swelling, itchiness or pain after long periods of sitting or standing. Spider veins are smaller and closer to the skin’s surface and also occur in the legs.

To request an appointment to treat spider or varicose veins, call (716) 837-2400 or complete the contact form on this page.

Causes of Varicose and Spider Veins

Varicose and spider veins are more likely to affect women, especially those who have a family history or who are pregnant.

Minimally-Invasive Treatment Options

The good news is both can be visibly reduced with non-invasive treatment. Each treatment is customized to the patient, and we strive for minimally-invasive techniques whenever possible. Treatment options include:

  • Endovenous ablation – A thin catheter is inserted into the vein and is heated to seal the vein shut. This prevents blood from refluxing toward the lower leg.
  • Sclerotherapy – Injections into the veins to minimize their appearance.
  • Microphlebectomies – Veins that are too large for injections are removed through small incisions.

A Nationally Rated Practice

We’re proud to be rated in the top 3% of vascular surgery practices nationally and accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Our team of experts has years of experience diagnosing and treating conditions related to vein disorders.

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