Veins in Legs

Varicose veins and spider veins of the legs can appear at almost any time, but they get more common with the passing of the years.

The word "varicose" comes from the Latin varix, which means "twisted."

Many people believe that varicose veins are largely harmless, but this is untrue. Varicose veins can cause miserable symptoms like aching and fatigue. And they can cause blood clots and leg ulcers.

Spider veins are harmless, but they could be a sign of varicose veins that are too deep to see.

What Causes These Veins in My Legs?

Most spider veins are hormonal. Most varicose veins are genetic.

People who stand a lot are more prone to veins in their legs, with teachers and hair dressers often suffering from them.

Being overweight or obese also increases the odds that you will someday develop them. Pregnancy is very hard on veins.

You can read more about vein basics here.

Our Treatments*

Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)*

This technique is used for large varicose veins. A laser fiber is inserted into the vein, followed by the application of laser energy to heat and kill it.

It is one of the industry's most trusted techniques, with an impressive success rate of 95-99%.*

Details about endovenous laser can be found here.


This tried and tested procedure has been popular since the1940s. It uses the injection of various fluids directly into problem veins. This produces injury to the vein with resultant closure.*

It is used on spider veins and varicose veins. 

For more information about sclerotherapy for varicose veins click here, and for spider veins click here.

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy (Echosclerotherapy)*

Ultrasound machines make it possible to inject veins that are otherwise undetectable. This technique most commonly involves the injection of foamy fluid directly into veins under ultrasound guidance. 

The foam injures the vein then washes away. 

The most commonly treated vein by this technology is the largest superficial vein in the leg (greater saphenous vein). It starts on top of your foot and runs up the inside of the leg to your groin. Any varicose vein can be treated with foam.

Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with the veins in your legs today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 

*Results may vary.

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