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My obstetrician told me to wait until after I‘m finished having children before doing anything about my veins. S/he says they'll just come back and I'm wasting my time.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, rope-like veins near the skin's surface that have swollen with blood because valves in communicating veins are leaking or have broken down.

Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in the legs and feet. It's more common for women to be affected by varicose veins than men. For many people, varicose veins cause aching pain and discomfort, and may also signal a higher risk of other disorders of the circulatory system.

How do Dr. Jane Smith and VeinCare of NC treat spider veins?

  • At VeinCare, we first map the vein with a 3-D ultrasound machine. Then, we'll determine the right course of treatment, which may include injections with a sodium tetradecyl sulfate solution (STS), which affects fatty particles in your veins.
As a result, the vein lining gets irritated, swells shut, and is turned (sclerosed) into a tiny bit of scar tissue. Your body then resorbs the remnant of the vein.

VeinCare is a private, North Carolina vein care center specializing in non-surgical laser treatment of vein problems. Founded by Jane Smith, M.D. in 2003, we have provided vein care treatment to more than 5,000 patients with a variety of vein concerns, including varicose veins, spider veins and other vein conditions. Since every member of the VeinCare team has extensive experience in this highly specialized field, you're invited to contact us with any questions you may have—we'd love to give you back your legs!