For many, varicose veins especially can point to underlying venous insufficiency that can cause serious medical problems for an individual.
But for others, both varicose veins and spider veins can be an embarrassing cosmetic issue that even stops some from donning swim suits.
Varicose veins are the large, blue bulging veins, while spider veins are the web-like clusters of smaller veins that are black and blue.
Neither spider veins or varicose veins look good. But one is certainly worse for you than the other.
While any vein issues point to some sort of venous insufficiency, spider veins usually don’t imply the discomfort, pain, and general lack of circulation that varicose veins sometimes can.
They’re usually asymptomatic.
What causes both these conditions is damaged valves in the veins that stop blood from making it all the way to the heart–and sometimes lead to the blood flowing back and pooling.
That pooling is what causes the bulging appearances of vein issues, as well as the medical problems that sometimes accompany varicose veins.
For many of us, however, varicose veins just don’t look good. And that’s just as legitimate of a reason to want to treat them.
If that’s the case for you, then sclerotherapy might just be the treatment option you need. With sclerotherapy, a solution is injected into the vein that causes it to collapse. Immediately, your circulation improves because the blood takes a more efficient route.
For your legs, that means the bulging vein appearance lessens as your circulation generally improves. Even individuals who get sclerotherapy for largely medical reasons see dramatic improvements in the appearance of their legs.
If you want to know more, call the Vein Center of Maryland to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in Westminster, Eldersburg, Baltimore, Hunt Valley and Bel Air.
We also service Ellicott City and Columbia in Howard County.