Take leg issues seriously!
Spider veins and bluish veins on the legs usually represent a primarily cosmetic problem for the sufferers. However, they may indicate a failure function of the deep leg veins, which can result in serious problems (ulcers, the so-called "open leg").
Each therapy starts with an accurate diagnosis given by a vein specialist
In order to detect and repair more severe defects, a vein specialist (a phlebotomist) will give a detailed diagnosis at the beginning of therapy. The examinations necessary for this can be performed outpatient in our practice. Dr. med. Maren Stoffels-Weindorf is our specialist in phlebology.
Only if no defects are present in the deeper veins or if these are resolved, a therapy of the visible, superficial veins can have the desired effect. In case of severe vein problems and in certain circumstances a surgery may be required, that usually can be performed outpatient.
Different therapies can be combined
The optimal therapy for the removal of spider veins is now often a combination of different desolation therapies: the so-called manual sclerotherapy and the laser therapy.