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Veins

An estimated 30% - 40% of the U.S. adult population is afflicted with some type of vein problem.

 

Varicose and Spider Veins

An estimated 20%-30%of the U.S. adult population is afflicted with varicose veins.  In a normal vein, valves work to move the blood back to the heart.  When valves malfunction, blood pools in the veins. This condition is known as venous insufficiency.

While venous insufficiency is not considered a serious health problem, it can cause varicose veins, leg pain and swelling, skin discoloration and ulcerations – for both women and men.

No more varicose veins.

Three months after sclerotherapy treatments.

Varicose Veins

“Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging, often twisted, purple or blue colored veins most commonly on legs or feet – and caused by poorly functioning valves. Typical symptoms of varicose veins include:
Ropey, cord-like veins, swollen above the surface of the skin
Pain, heaviness or tiredness in legs
Swelling of ankles or lower legs
Skin discoloration & dryness around ankles
Night cramps or restless legs

Depending on the severity of the varicose veins (& other factors), Dr. Golan determines the specific treatment for each patient. Treatment can range from “conservative management” like wearing compression stockings, elevating your legs and taking oral anti-inflammatory medication – to office based endovenous procedures:

No more spider veins.

Seven weeks after one sclero treatment.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are tiny purple or red blood vessels located in the skin of the leg near the surface.  They appear as tiny branching lines that, at times, can resemble a spider’s web; hence the name.  Spider veins are not varicose veins and one does not lead to the other. You’re especially prone to developing spider veins if you stand for many hours a day, if you have family members who have spider veins, or if you are a woman

who has been pregnant.  While spider veins don’t represent a significant health problem, they can be quite cosmetically disfiguring.  Spider veins usually don’t cause physical symptoms; however, some people experience an aching or burning sensation around the veins, especially with prolonged sitting or standing.

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