A Professional Vein Screening Is The First Step!
Some Basic Differences …
About 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men in the United States suffer from some type of vein problem. So what IS the difference between varicose and spider veins?Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or flesh-colored. They often look ropey, twisted or bulging. They can also be swollen and raised above the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are often found on the backs of the calves, inside of the leg, or on the thighs. During pregnancy, varicose veins can also form around the vagina and buttocks.
Spider veins are smaller and often look like tree branches or spider webs with short, jagged lines. They lie closer to the surface of the skin than varicose veins and can cover either a very small or very large area of skin. However, some spider veins are a sign of a deeper issue – venous insufficiency – an underlying issue causing the spider veins to appear. That is why you need a professional who can help determine if your spider veins are simply that… or something more.
Your 45 minute vein screening will include:
- Health history, photos and initial assessment
- Time with Dr. Manjoney to discuss vein concerns
- A tour of our facility and explanation of treatments
- A treatment plan which may include scheduling an ultrasound or wearing compression hose (Some insurance companies require compression hose to be worn for a specified amount of time before proceeding with treatment.)