What Are Varicose And Spider Veins?

Spider veins and varicose veins are enlarged, congested veins that appear near or below the surface of the skin. While varicose veins are similar in appearance to spider veins, they are usually larger and distended. Although individuals with varicose and spider veins may be troubled by their conspicuous blue, purple, or red color, vein disorders are not just cosmetic problems. Varicose veins can cause the following sensations:

  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Cramping
  • Inflammation

In some cases they can also cause eczema, ulceration, or blood clots. For individuals who are troubled by varicose or spider veins, Dr. Monica Brar offers comprehensive evaluations and provides a number of options for vein removal treatment at the East Bay Vein Center in Danville. In many cases, Dr. Brar can help patients obtain reimbursement from their insurance companies for the services she performs.

Vein Removal Treatment

When seeking treatment for varicose and spider veins, it is important to see an experienced doctor that will thoroughly evaluate the condition to determine the most suitable course of vein removal treatment. At East Bay Vein Center, Dr. Brar or her trained staff will conduct an initial complimentary evaluation to review the patient’s reasons for seeking treatment, symptoms, and medical history. They will explain how leg veins work, how they can malfunction to cause the problems that the patient is experiencing, and the importance of a pre-treatment ultrasound evaluation of the legs.

During the second (non-complimentary) visit, Dr. Brar will perform an ultrasound on the affected area in order to identify any hidden causes of the vein disorder. After completing the ultrasound, Dr. Brar will explain the treatment options that will be most effective and answer any questions. Dr. Brar can often achieve great results with patients who have not had success elsewhere.

How To Keep Your Veins Healthy

  • Exercise at least 5 days per week for 30 minutes. Any exercise in which you are moving your legs, such as walking, swimming, and elliptical, helps promote healthy circulation.
  • Elevate your legs above the level of your heart for 10 minutes or more each day to help relieve leg vein-related discomfort and swelling.
  • If overweight, consider a weight-loss program.
  • Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes.
  • Wear compression stockings, which promote the flow of blood back towards the heart.

Vein Treatment Options

In the past, vein removal treatment was performed under general anesthesia. Since these methods involved large incisions, scars were inevitable and healing time was lengthy. Modern medical innovations, however, have provided a number of less-invasive alternatives designed to reduce the symptoms of spider and varicose veins.

Varicose Veins Treatment Patient Testimonial

“Had leg surgery. Everyone in the office is so pleasant, kind, considerate. My procedure was well explained. Dr. Brar and Katy are always so welcoming and know who I am. I feel like they are personally interested in me andmy situation. It’s nice to go to a doctor’s office where you are greeted by name and you are actually known by the doctor and staff. It is a very peaceful office in the middle of this crazy world we live in. My legs are the same size now!” -July 25th, 2017

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