What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged and gnarled veins most commonly developed in the legs and feet. Varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort and can possibly represent venous inefficiency and perhaps early signs of chronic venous disease or additional circulatory issues.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are a mild variation of varicose veins and are usually a cosmetic issue. Spider veins, named for their web-like appearance, are smaller and not as serious as varicose veins, but treatment is still highly recommended.

Vein Anatomy

What cause Varicose and Spider Veins?

  • Standing for long periods of time, over time
  • Can be hereditary
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal changes during menopause or postmenopausal hormonal replacement
  • History of blood clots
  • Pregnancy
  • Increased pressure in the abdomen from external sources
  • Trauma or injury to the skin
  • Trauma from a previous vein surgery

Can Vericose and Spider Veins be treated?

Yes! Nanticoke Health Services offer sophisticated treatments and non-surgical procedures to help improve the conditions of your veins, free of pain and completely safe. After treatment, you will see a difference in the affected areas of your legs and/or feet.

In some cases, additional supplemental therapy may be recommended by your physician depending on the severity and post-treatment circumstances of your vein conditions.

Vericose Veins — Before & After