Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Spider Veins/Varicose Veins

Spider Veins / Varicose VeinsVaricose and spider veins can be visually unpleasant —and painful. But you can get help. Whether you want to soothe the swelling or simply improve your looks, there are a variety of treatments available for varicose and spider veins.

While rarely considered a serious health concern, varicose veins can cause a variety of medical problems. These include aching, throbbing, swelling, sores or rashes, bleeding, thickening of the skin, and enough discomfort to interfere with your daily activities.

Some of your treatment options include:

  • Sclerotherapy, in which a chemical is injected into the veins to cut off their blood flow
  • Surface laser treatments to make visible veins disappear
  • Radiofrequency and/or laser treatment to seal deeper veins
  • Surgical ligation to tie off and remove the veins through tiny cuts in the skin

Pregnancy boosts the risk of developing varicose veins. That’s because an increased blood flow makes veins enlarge. And the expanding uterus presses on veins. Varicose veins usually recede within about three months after delivery. But new varicose veins can appear with each new pregnancy. Discuss optimal treatment timing with your doctor.

To determine if spider veins/varicose veins treatment is the right decision for you, please schedule an appointment with one of our plastic and reconstructive surgery specialists.

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801-581-7719

Cori A. Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 587-4830
University Hospital (801) 587-4830

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Oculoplastic & Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Courtney H. Crombie, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 581-3271
University Hospital (801) 581-3271

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Barbu Gociman, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 581-7073
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 581-7073
University Hospital (801) 581-7073

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial

Jaron McMullin, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-2639
University Hospital (801) 585-2639

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Hand Surgery, Migraine, Pain Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

W. Bradford Rockwell, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 585-3253
University Hospital (801) 585-3253

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Frostbite, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

P. Daniel Ward, M.D., M.S.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-3223
Surgical Specialty Center (801) 585-3223

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Hemifacial Spasm, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Melanoma Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Wound Healing