Treat the Cause of Vein Disease
Eliminate the Symptoms
At Athens Vein & Aesthetics, we know you’ll get the best results when we treat the underlying cause of vein disease rather than simply addressing the symptoms.
It’s important you understand vein disease, its most common cause, and all the ways it may progress if left untreated.
Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet.
Spider veins and broken capillaries may appear anywhere on the face, typically around the nose or under the eyes.
Spider veins are found closer to the skin’s surface and are often red or blue.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Occurs when the leg veins do not allow blood to travel back to the heart.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs
Venous Stasis Ulcers
Wounds that are thought to occur due to improper functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs.
Lymphedema occurs when the lymph system is damaged or blocked.
Usually caused by pregnancy and occur in approximately 10% of pregnant women.
Large bulging veins on the back of our hands occur with age as our skin relaxes and thins.
Restless Leg Syndrome
A disorder of the peripheral nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs.
by the Numbers
Most vein disease is hereditary. If a parent or grandparent had varicose or spider veins, it’s more likely that you will develop the same conditions.
Because they may not have understood the genetic factors that contributed to their disease, you probably grew up hearing you could avoid the same fate simply by modifying your habits.
While habits like crossing your legs don’t cause chronic venous insufficiency that can eventually result in varicose veins.
It is true that standing for long periods at your job, pregnancy, your age, and your weight can contribute to the symptoms you’re experiencing, the real cause of varicose and spider veins is actually poor function of the valves that control blood flow.
Unhealthy valves allow blood to flow in the wrong direction rather than efficiently back to the heart. Eventually this leads to the bulging, ropey, or otherwise visible veins we associate with vein disease.
Don’t Let Vein Disease Diminish Your Quality of Life
Untreated vein disease can also cause more serious health problems down the line.
Because vein disease is progressive in nature, without treatment, most people find that the discomfort from vein disease tends to increase over time.
If you have painful legs that ache all day, keep you up at night, or you’re experiencing self-conscious feelings about the appearance of your legs it’s time to see a vein specialist today.
Meet Your Care Team
There are other vein clinics, but few are like
Athens Vein & Aesthetics.
Every member of the staﬀ at Athens Vein & Aesthetics wants you to be healthy, happy, conﬁdent, and ultimately delighted with your results and appearance.
Chris E. Malone
Medical Assistant / Marketing Coordinator
Front Desk Coordinator
Assistant Practice Administrator
Clinical Manager/RN, BSN
Left untreated, the chronic venous insufficiency that causes varicose and spider veins can leave you at risk of developing more serious health conditions.
Vein disease isn’t just a cosmetic issue.
It’s a medical condition that can significantly impact both your health and your quality of life.
You deserve pain free legs and the confidence that comes from getting the most effective treatment for your vein disease.