Varicose & Spider Veins

Think varicose veins are just a cosmetic problem?  Think again. 

If left untreated, varicose veins can progress to chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a much more serious form of vein disease. Over 30 million American suffer from varicose veins, but due to the common misconception that they are merely a cosmetic problem, only 1.9 million of these people seek treatment. 

      

We Can Help 
At Valley Health, we specialize in state-of-the-art technologies and techniques for the minimally invasive treatment of varicose and spider veins. We offer procedures including VNUS closure and sclerotherapy. 

For more information on any of our treatment options please call 540-536-6721

What are spider veins? 
Spider veins are commonly found on the face and legs. They are caused by the dilation of a small group of blood vessels near the skin's surface and often look like red or purple sunbursts or web patterns. Spider veins are more common in women than in men. 

What are varicose veins? 
Varicose veins are located deeper in the skin than spider veins. They are often blue (but may be red or flesh colored), look like twisted, bulging chords and may appear raised above the skin on the legs. Varicose veins are caused by enlarged or swollen blood vessels. The blood vessels are enlarged due to a weakening in the vein's wall or valves. Varicose veins can be serious because they may be associated with the development of one or more of the following conditions: 

• Phlebitis – Inflammation of the vein. 
• Thromboses – This occurs when blood clots form in the enlarged vein. 
• Venous stasis ulcers – An ulcer can form when there isn't proper drainage in the enlarged vein. 

Pregnancy, increased age, heredity, hormonal changes, prolonged standing and heavy lifting appear to be contributing factors to the development of spider veins and varicose veins. Click here for more information about varicose and spider Veins.

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Learn More About our Physicians:

Valley Health Vascular Surgeons 
1870 Amherst Street, Suite 2B 
Winchester, VA 22601 
540-536-6721