If you have twisted, painful blood vessels that you can see through your skin, you may be suffering from spider veins or varicose veins. To treat them, reach out to Chike Obianwu, MD, and the skilled team at Alliance OB/GYN today. Alliance OB/GYN, with offices in both Hainesport, New Jersey, and Delran, New Jersey, offer a variety of treatment options for spider veins and varicose veins. Learn more by reaching out over the phone or online today.
Spider veins are small, red, purple, or blue twisted blood vessels that you can see through the skin. Most often, you see spider veins on the legs and face. Similar to spider veins are varicose veins, which are swollen, raised, and twisted blood vessels that you can see through the skin. Most often, varicose veins appear on the legs.
Spider veins and varicose can appear as a result of a number of factors, including:
You’re also at a higher risk for spider veins and varicose veins if you:
In addition to being unsightly, spider veins and varicose veins can cause pain and other unpleasant symptoms. The most common symptoms you experience with these veins include:
Less often, with spider and varicose veins you may experience:
To treat spider veins and varicose veins, the team at Alliance OB/GYN offers different options, including vein ablation. Vein ablation is faster, safer, and less invasive than traditional vein surgery. It also doesn’t leave scars.
During vein ablation, Dr. Obianwu cauterizes the offending veins using ClosureFast™, a small catheter that, when he inserts it into the vein, delivers heat precisely. This heat causes the vein to shrink, collapse, and seal shut.
Other treatments for spider and varicose veins include:
If you have painful or unsightly spider veins or varicose veins, don’t let them hold you back anymore. Reach out to the team at Alliance OB/GYN over the phone or online today to schedule a consultation.