What are varicose and Spider Veins?
From spider veins to varicose veins, our team at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics can diagnose and treat your vascular issues. Led by our board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Matthew Lynch, we offer comprehensive vein services for aesthetic issues to advanced venous complications when it is medically necessary. Spider veins on the surface of your facial or leg skin may branch out in large or small patterns. Generally, spider veins are in locations that are hard to conceal, and many men and women seek out the assistance of a medical professional to address this aesthetic issue. Varicose veins, which are long, bulging veins in the legs, are also hard to cover up (unless pants are worn all the time). These veins may also be signaling a bigger vascular issue that needs medical attention.
Dr. Lynch is an excellent general surgeon who has experience working with patients with vascular issues. Not only can he help you with the aesthetic side of your spider or varicose veins, but he can diagnose other conditions, like deep vein thrombosis and more. During your vein assessment, he will inquire about your health history and current medications. He will examine your veins, and he may perform a diagnostic venous ultrasound. If you do need an ultrasound, rest assured that Dr. Lynch will find what is impacting the way your veins are performing. If you would like him to take a look at your veins, please request an appointment at our Peoria, AZ office, which also serves Phoenix and the West Valley.
"I’ve had a wonderful experience working with Dr. Lynch. He is kind, caring, and compassionate. Every question or concern I’ve had has been addressed with patience and understanding. The results are incredible and I always feel more confident with each visit. Dr. Lynch has built a beautiful new office. I can’t thank you enough for creating such a welcoming environment. The staff is friendly and kind. They treat you like family and make you feel at home. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! I can’t wait to come back!"- K.D. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"I'm so happy I found out about Dr. Lynch and the vein treatments he offers! He's very kind and friendly, and the office is very clean and beautiful. It was difficult to find someone who would treat facial veins and Dr. Lynch was very reassuring and did a great job."- A.C. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"I wish I could give 100 stars. Dr. Matt is the best. He is so knowledgeable and caring in his practice. Very trustworthy, if you are nervous about any procedure, head in for a consult--you will be put at ease."- K.S. / Google / Jun 16, 2022
"I love coming here for my laser removal, staff is friendly and very professional. I would definitely recommend."- D.S. / Google / Jan 28, 2022
"Dr. Lunch was amazing ! Professional and took his time ."- S.S. / Google / Jan 21, 2022
What are the Benefits of Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment?
Varicose and spider veins are not only cosmetic issues, but they can also cause issues like pain and discomfort. Many people seek treatment to help with unwanted symptoms while improving the appearance of their legs. Patients choose to work with Lynch Vein & Aesthetics because our team offers:
- Comprehensive vein care: We can diagnose and treat a variety of vein issues.
- Aesthetically pleasing results: Our staff takes a minimally invasive approach to treatment, which means that patients can enjoy beautiful results without surgery.
- Pain relief: For many patients, treatment can improve symptoms like pain and discomfort.
- Improved self-confidence: Vein treatment helps patients feel better about their appearance.
Symptoms of Varicose and Spider veins
Many patients have varicose veins simply because it is in their genetics. However, there are also patients that develop varicose veins because of their lifestyle. Regardless of how your varicose vein develops, these veins become dilated, swollen, painful, and stand out on your skin. When a varicose vein emerges, it is also an indication that the vein wall is weak and the valves within the vein will not function properly. You may experience continuous pain, a heaviness in the legs, and definite changes in the texture and color of your skin. Not treating your varicose veins will only worsen the condition. You risk developing blood clots and inflammation in the veins, which are very uncomfortable to endure and potentially life-threatening.
Sometimes called thread veins or telangiectasia, spider veins can present itself on the surface of your skin on your face or legs. Many men and women see spider veins (in red, blue, and purple branches) on their nose, cheeks, or on their legs. While not harmful, spider veins can become very noticeable. These veins are commonly treated for aesthetic benefits.
Our Vein Treatment Details
Depending on the type of vascular lesion you want to have treated, there are many options available for treatment. Varicose and spider veins will never go away on their own. Having a doctor, like Dr. Lynch, to diagnose your venous condition (no matter how challenging) is the right medical decision to make. At Lynch Vein & Aesthetics, we have:
- Surface laser treatments
- Ultrasound-guided therapies
- Laser vein removal
Because your vein condition can require different methods and levels of intensity, your treatment will be uniquely designed for you. All procedures are safely performed by Dr. Lynch in a private procedure room at our office.
What to Expect
Our treatments at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics will not prevent you from having additional spider or varicose veins in the future. You may need to have additional treatments or follow-up procedures if you are prone to developing spider veins and/or varicose veins. Dr. Lynch may make some recommendations to you on how to prevent additional varicose veins and give you information on what to look for if it does happen again. Either way, we are here for you when you need vascular treatments.
Varicose Veins and Spider Veins FAQ
How causes varicose veins?
When a patient's blood pressure begins to increase, it can often lead to varicose veins. The blood in these veins near the surface of the skin slowly becomes weakened or damaged, which allows blood to collect in them rather than continue on its way to the heart.
What happens if varicose veins are left untreated?
Typically, when varicose veins are not treated, excess blood will begin to seep into the tissues of the leg. This often causes swelling and inflammation that can be painful. In addition, hyperpigmentation usually begins to occur around the area of the varicose veins.
Can varicose veins be a sign of a larger health problem?
In most cases, varicose veins are not considered a serious issue. However, if you begin to notice severe and continuous pain and swelling in the legs or a heavy and/or achy feeling in your legs, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us so we can take a closer look.
Visit Dr. Lynch for Your vascular needs
If you would like to have treatment for varicose or spider veins, contact our office in Peoria, AZ. Dr. Lynch can provide you with a diagnosis and treatment for your vein issues. Some vein procedures or treatments may be included with your insurance plan if they are medically necessary. Let's take a look at your problematic veins at Lynch Vein & Aesthetics before the issue worsens. Contact us today for an appointment.
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