Varicose Veins in Jersey City, NJ
Located in Bayonne and founded by Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski, Vein and Skin Studio serves people living in New Jersey who need treatment for conditions such as varicose veins. Dr. Moszczynski is an experienced general surgeon and phlebologist who offers high-quality care to area residents.
What are Varicose Veins?
Veins are a type of blood vessel that send blood from other parts of the body back to the heart to be re-oxygenated. They can become damaged due to certain medical conditions, thereby requiring corrective treatment.
Varicose veins are veins just under the skin of the thighs and legs that have become enlarged. They can negatively impact your personal appearance and be painful in some cases. They are caused by dilated, diseased veins that cannot prevent blood from flowing back down into the feet. “Spider veins” are similar in nature, but are actually smaller and closer to the skin surface. They may also be found in areas other than the legs.
What are the Causes of Varicose Veins?
Venous insufficiency is a leading cause of varicose veins. This condition affects almost 40 percent of the U.S. population and occurs when tiny valves inside the veins are unable to properly close. These valves prevent blood that returns to the heart from back flowing into the lower extremities. When these valves do not close correctly, it leads to the pooling of blood in certain parts of the body. Veins swell and become enlarged as this blood pools.
Varicose veins are often inherited and worsen as a person ages. They can develop almost anywhere in the body, but are most commonly found in the legs.
Who is At Risk for Varicose Veins?
People working in jobs requiring them to stand for lengthy periods may be at greater risk of developing varicose veins. Other risk factors for this condition include pregnancy, obesity, the use of birth control pills, and genetics. Women are more likely than men to develop varicose veins. The risk of developing varicose veins rises with age.
What are the Symptoms of Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins only represent a cosmetic concern for many people, but about 10 to 20 percent of those with this condition also experience pain and aches. The most common varicose vein symptoms are discomfort and pain. You may also notice sensations of burning, tingling, or throbbing in your legs.
Other varicose vein symptoms include:
- Heaviness and a dull ache in the legs
- Pain that worsens with extended periods of sitting and standing
- Fatigue, muscle soreness, and cramping of the legs
- Pain that gets better when lying down
- Restlessness or Restless Leg Syndrome
- Discoloration of the skin
- Ankle ulcers
How are Varicose Veins Diagnosed?
Varicose veins are normally discovered during routine medical examinations. Sometimes, your doctor may order additional tests to look for related medical conditions.
What Should I do If I Develop Varicose Veins?
Because varicose veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may indicate underlying medical issues, you should set up an appointment with our doctor. We will give you an examination to chart the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
How Does Vein and Skin Studio Treat Varicose Veins?
Dr. Moszczynski treats varicose veins using something called ablation. Using the guidance of ultrasound, he will insert a tiny catheter into the affected vein. A laser is then applied using radio frequency energy. This ensures that the vein is closed without the chance of the skin and nerves being damaged by heat. Following this procedure, the patient may resume daily activities.
How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost?
You have a number of options at your disposal for paying for your varicose vein treatment. Vein and Skin Studio accepts methods of payment such as cash, personal checks, and credit cards. We also offer financing options using CareCredit®.
Patients in Bayonne and the surrounding communities in New Jersey do not need to suffer from varicose veins. Treatment is readily available by visiting Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski, a board certified general surgeon and phlebologist who heads Vein and Skin Studio. Contact us to schedule a consultation.