Three Types of Problem Veins and When to Seek Treatment

Do you have enlarged, unsightly or painful veins? Vein problems are common, and risk factors include obesity, smoking and hormonal changes like pregnancy and menopause. The good news is that most vein problems are easily treatable. Here are three of the most common conditions that lead patients to seek vein treatment in Schaumburg.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are large, twisted veins next to the skin’s surface. Because they can cause severe pain in addition to being unsightly, varicose veins are one of the most serious vein problems. They can also cause bleeding or superficial thrombophlebitis, a painful inflammatory condition of the superficial veins.

Spider Veins

Superficial leg veins that spread below the skin are called spider veins, and they are one of the most common reasons that patients seek vein treatment in Schaumburg. Because spider veins are so visible and tend to get larger over time, they can make patients feel less confident when wearing shorts, skirts or swimwear.


An angiokeratoma is a benign lesion caused by broken capillaries under the skin. They are often found in groups or clusters of several lesions. While angiokeratomas are harmless, many patients choose to have them removed due to discomfort or cosmetic concerns.

Are you ready to get help for your problem veins? Dr. Bradley Ashpole, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast augmentation, mommy makeover, liposuction, facial rejuvenation procedures and more. Contact Ashpole Plastic Surgery for more information!

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