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Varicose veins are enlarged veins on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins have two different classifications: saphenous and non-saphenous. These classifications are based on their blood drainage systems and how the vein disorder influences the blood flow in the vein’s trunks and branches.
SPIDER AND RETICULAR VEINS
Reticular veins usually develop on the outer thighs, the back of the knees, and the face. They are commonly one to three millimeters in size and are usually green and blue in color. Spider veins are thin veins that, as their name suggests, look like spider webs. They are commonly smaller in size and flatter compared to varicose veins, and can be red, blue, or purple.
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VARICOSE VEINS FAQ
There are a numerous causes and contributors to the development of varicose veins, including:
- Excessive Standing / Sitting
Although women have a higher risk of varicose vein and spider vein development, men can still suffer from venous disorders.
During most varicose vein removal procedures, the treatment will only address the troublesome veins that are noticeable on the surface of the skin. Please note that even if you do undergo varicose vein treatment, it doesn’t prevent further varicose vein development.
Endovenous laser treatment (EVLT®) is the gold standard for the minimally invasive treatment of varicose veins. Unlike other procedures, EVLT® utilizes laser energy to close and seal venous disorder. EVLT® requires local anesthetics and, in most cases, patients can resume physical activity the same day.
Nearly 75% of the blood in your body is located in the legs. Although there is a possibility for every vein in the body to become varicose, the legs’ veins undergo the most pressure when circulating the blood back to the heart. Along with holding the weight of the body and weight, the veins in the legs are the likeliest place for varicose vein development.