What’s the Difference?

spider veins vs varicsoe veins

Varicose Veins are typically veins that have become engorged and ropey. Most commonly occurring within the leg area, varicose veins can be simply an aesthetic issue – or a serious medical condition. Often a result of venous reflux disease, these veins can form as a result of blood in the veins flowing in the inverse direction. If left untreated, they can lead to more serious symptoms such as venous ulcers, restless leg syndrome, and intensified leg pain.

Spider veins are, more often than not, an aesthetic problem. These are actually dilated blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. These types of vein problems are usually found on the upper thighs, the nose, and various facial areas.

How should I Treat my Veins?

Vein treatment is a complex decision that normally should be decided with the help of a vascular surgeon. Advances in technology has drastically changed the vein treatment landscape. Procedures that previously required weeks of down-time – now can be performed in under 45 minutes.

Spider Veins

There are a variety of treatments available to treat Spider Veins, all available at our South Jersey Vein Clinic.

Varicose Veins

Like Spider Veins, Varicose veins can also be treated a number of different ways. The most effective treatments include:

  • VNUS Closure (Venefit).
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Laser Ablation