We’ve all heard of varicose veins. We’ve all heard of spider veins. But, when we tell a patient here at the Vein Institute of New Jersey that the unsightly blue line on their leg or thigh is a reticular vein, we get more than a few quizzical looks.
Sclerotherapy is just one of a number of ways to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. The long history of this therapy in the medical community, however, is a testament to its success as a treatment for spider veins.
At the Vein Institute of New Jersey we receive many questions about vein removal treatments for spider veins and varicose veins. But, we also hear a lot of common myths and misunderstandings about vein treatments from patients who are simply misinformed about these procedures. So, let’s set the record straight[…]
PAD — short for Peripheral Arterial Disease — occurs when the arteries in your body become clogged with plaque. This tends to occur over time — usually as we age — and is best thought of as the “opposite” of a tree growing in your backyard.
We are often asked by our patients about advertisements for varicose vein creams or lotions for spider veins that promise to remove these unsightly vein conditions. The patients want to know if these vein treatments are effective. While we would love to see a lotion that eradicates spider veins, varicose veins, or[…]
“Wait!,” the patient said as we were about to painlessly zap and eradicate the spider veins on her thigh that had kept her from wearing shorts the past two summers. “Don’t I need that vein?” A great question, even if not the ideal time to pose it; but the answer is “No!” Depending on the type of procedure performed[…]