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Vein Health: Ablating Varicose Veins
Medical advancement moves fast in this day and age. With so many new techniques and technologies, procedures that once were not possible have, in many ways, become routine.
Perhaps no treatment serves as a better example of this than the management of venous disease such as varicose veins and spider veins.
“Varicose veins develop as a result of faulty valves in your veins and weakened vein walls,” explains Dr. Halow. “Genetics can play a part, as can individual health, lifestyle, and the normal aging process.”
Spider veins appear in a small spider, branch or linear shape. Varicose veins differ from spider veins in that they are larger, generally darker in color, and tend to bulge. Varicose veins are also more likely to cause discomfort and be related to more serious vein disorders.
Dr. Halow cites several major forms of treatment that are now available to patients, including support stockings, laser treatment, ultrasound, surgery, or simple changes to your hygiene, diet and activities.
“With so many options today, it makes treating varicose and spider veins much more effective for the patient,” says Dr. Halow. “We are able to determine the best course of action for a patient’s specific needs, so treatment is truly specialized to each individual.”
If you are concerned about varicose veins or spider veins, you can contact Dr. Halow to schedule an appointment or request additional information.
Dr. Kevin D. Halow, FACS, FCCP
Carson Surgical Group
1375 Vista Ln.
Carson City, NV 89703