Veins help blood flow throughout your body so cells can get oxygen and fuel to thrive. But when veins become damaged, things can quickly become unsightly and painful. If you’re considering vein treatment, you can turn to Cesar E. Ceballos, MD, FAAOS, for professional care. Dr. Ceballos’ office at OrthoMiami in Miami helps men and women alleviate the leg pain varicose veins, spider veins, and other veins can cause. Book your vein treatment online, or call the office to schedule an appointment. It’s common to start feeling better shortly after starting your treatment.
Technically, varicose veins and spider veins are essentially the same disorder, but varicose veins tend to be more unsightly. Varicose veins typically develop in the blood vessels in your legs, although any vein can bulge and become varicose. Once varicose veins surface and become twisted and clumpy, Dr. Ceballos can remove or destroy them without affecting blood flow to your legs.
Spider veins are a minor form of varicose veins, appearing as red or blue spider webs along the surface of your skin.
Yes, although you can’t always control your chances of having varicose or spider veins. Up to 60% of men and women have some sort of vein disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. While you’re more likely to have a vein disorder if you’re a woman, about a quarter of vein disorder patients are men.
You also have a higher risk of struggling with a vein disorder if you:
Yes. Dr. Ceballos recommends a treatment for your vein disorder based upon the severity of your condition. Your vein treatment might be as simple as wearing compression socks regularly to help redirect blood flow. It’s also possible that you might need an alternative treatment.
For example, having a sclerotherapy treatment for varicose veins requires the injection of a certain chemical directly into the vein, which forces it to close off. This treatment irritates your vein, causing scarring on the inside of the vein. Over time, your vein fades away.
If you have spider veins or very small varicose veins, you might only need microsclerotherapy. This treatment involves getting a smaller amount of the chemical injection to close off your problem vein.
In some cases, you might need a more invasive vein treatment to get rid of unsightly varicose veins. These treatments — which are generally a last resort — include: