Varicose Veins and Vein Health
Patients suffering from varicose veins may experience painful and uncomfortable symptoms, and may even feel self-conscious about their appearance. Our veins (also called blood vessels) transport blood back to the heart so it can receive fresh oxygen. Veins have valves to prevent the blood from flowing back, but when the valves become damaged or weakened, the blood can pool in the vein. As a result, patients may experience the formation of spider veins and varicose veins, which can impact the structure and appearance of their veins.
Spider veins are small damaged veins that twist on themselves and appear closer to the surface of your legs and face. While not typically harmful or painful, these veins can be unsightly due to their purple, blue, or red hue. Varicose veins are large veins that have become swollen, twisted, bumpy, and bulgy. They typically result in pain, swelling, and discomfort in the legs and ankles. In rare cases, untreated varicose veins can result in health complications.
Traditionally, varicose veins are treated with “vein stripping,” where the entire vein is surgically removed. At Suburban Vein Center, our expert cardiologist Dr. Zmily offers Varinthena injections to Michigan patients in the Detroit, Rochester, Taylor, Troy, and surrounding Michigan areas as an alternative, minimally invasive way to treat varicose veins.