If you find your veins unsightly and have decided something must be done, we can help. You are not alone, nearly half of the adult population suffers from undesirable and sometimes painful vein conditions. Although the majority of vein problems are varicose veins in the legs, people can experience distressing spider veins on the face and reticular veins on the ankles, behind the knees, calves and thighs.
Facial spider veins (telangiectasia) are enlarged superficial blood vessels or broken blood vessels that appear as red, blue or purple clusters. They are mini varicose veins that look like spiderwebs or tree branches with short-jagged lines that may cover a small area to a very large area of the skin. They also commonly occur on legs and elsewhere on the body.
Reticular veins are visible dilated, blueish or greenish feeder ropy-looking blood vessels. Reticular veins are smaller than varicose veins and occur in the legs and mainly around the knee.
Varicose veins are enlarged, dilated, swollen, twisted, and bulging blood vessels and may be raised above the surface of the skin. They are found on the legs: calves, thighs, inside of legs, feet and more problematic with age. Veins carry blood from the legs back to the heart through one-way valve systems. Weakness in the vein wall or faulty valves cause valve stretching and improper closing. A backup of blood causes veins to varicose. Untreated varicose veins can worsen and cause redness, sores, and pain when standing or walking.
We understand that veins can be troubling for you in so many ways. Our doctor believes in providing you the best vein treatment options. Our doctor meets with you to assess your veins, talk with you about the outcome you want to achieve, and customize a treatment plan for you. All our vein services are non-OHIP (private pay) and non-surgical (cosmetic).