For those who know little about spider veins, the following frequently asked questions and corresponding answers will provide you with important information.
- Does vein disease affect men and women equally? 40 to 45 percent of all men will develop vein disease. However, the unique hormonal conditions of women make their vein disease worse.
- What happens to the vein after it is treated?The treated vein is closed off from the rest of the veins in your leg, allowing the body to naturally redirect the blood flow to healthy veins. The treated vein is then absorbed by your body over time.
- Will I need to be hospitalized after treatment for my spider veins?Treatment is on an outpatient basis during convenient office visits. You can usually resume most of your day-to-day activities shortly after each session.