How Do We Get Spider and Varicose Veins?
Spider or varicose veins are damaged veins that occur when the valves inside the veins weaken. When this happens, some blood flows backwards and collects in the vein. With the excess blood increasing the pressure on the walls of the vein, those walls can begin to bulge over the skin’s surface. They can be red, blue or flesh-colored. Typically spider veins look like webs.
Although men and women may be affected at any age, women of childbearing age and older are the most likely candidates for varicose veins.
Not only can spider or varicose veins have a detrimental effect on your appearance, but they can cause pain and may lead to more serious complications later on such as a blood clot or even open sores. The good news is that minimally invasive treatment can knock out these unsightly leg veins and even reduce pain and prevent future complications.
Not Just a Cosmetic Issue
Previously, most medical doctors regarded spider veins as merely a cosmetic problem. These days, however, venous disease experts like Dr. Philip Seaver recognize spider veins as early indicators of disease. For this reason, early treatment can not only improve one’s appearance, but it can also prevent the underlying disease from advancing.
Modern Spider Vein Treatment
Fortunately, our cutting-edge techniques for treating spider veins are minimally invasive and can be performed at our office near Madison, NJ. Our treatments focus on closing off spider veins, thereby reducing or getting rid of the veins without incision. In other words, surgical spider vein removal is no longer necessary.
Spider vein treatments offered at Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey include the following:
Varicose Vein Removal
As varicose veins grow larger, they cause discomfort, heaviness, and fatigue and require treatment. Fortunately, the past method of removing leg veins by stripping is rarely used anymore. As one of the best vein treatment centers in Morris County, Dr. Seaver and his knowledgeable team at the Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey offer both surgical and nonsurgical techniques to help you look and feel better. These include surface laser treatments, sclerotherapy, endovenous techniques and surgery.
- Sclerotherapy – the most common procedure which involves a vein injection which makes the walls of the vein swell, stick together and eventually seal shut.
- Surface laser treatments – a procedure which uses light therapy to make veins fade and disappear.
- Endovenous techniques –involves the use of a small probe that is inserted into the vein. Once the probe is removed, it is heated to cauterize the vein, causing it to seal shut.
- Surgery – only used to treat very large varicose veins.
If you’re looking for a vein doctor near you, Dr. Philip Seaver of the Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey provides expert service in the diagnosis and treatment of varicose and spider veins to patients in Madison, New Jersey and nearby areas. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, his team provides personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a consultation, call 973-408-8346 to speak with our friendly staff.