Varicose, Spider and now Reticular veins. How are you supposed to know what’s what? Or, more importantly, how to get rid of them?
If you or anyone you know has high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or heart disease, or if they smoke cigarettes or have a family history of cardiac disease or stroke, then chances are that Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) already has or will touch your life.
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.
Microphlebectomy, the medical term for the removal of large or medium-sized protruding varicose veins is a procedure that can work for you. But, it requires a trained physician to evaluate if this is the right treatment to undertake.
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.
Varicose veins can be unsightly and, in some cases, cause health problems, including aches and pains in the affected area. But with treatments, including laser ablation and advanced forms of sclerotherapy, varicose vein removal is a safe and easy procedure. These are some of the most popular procedures that our[…]