May 2020

How to Treat Leg Spider Veins


Spider veins and reticular veins of the legs are most commonly treated with sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a medication into the vein.  This will cause the vein to collapse and gradually fade away. Sclerotherapy has been used to treat spider veins for decades, but modern solutions such as Asclera, allow for spider […]

How to Treat Leg Spider Veins2020-09-18T19:01:10+00:00

May 2016

Common Misconceptions… Do I have spider veins or varicose veins?


Common Misconceptions… Do I have spider veins or varicose veins?


photo of spider veins on back of thighs spider veins on back of thighs


There is a common misconception of what varicose and spider veins really are. It may be embarrassing for some to admit that they have […]

Common Misconceptions… Do I have spider veins or varicose veins?2020-12-19T01:54:10+00:00

July 2014

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins


What is the difference between varicose veins and spider veins?  Are they the same thing? Spider veins and varicose veins both refer to dysfunctional, dilated leg veins but the main difference is the size of the veins. Spider veins are small, thread-like veins at the surface of the skin. They often appear in clusters or […]

Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins2014-07-21T20:35:21+00:00

June 2014

January 2014

Dr. Fronek teaches primary care doctors to care for patients with vein problems


Dr. Fronek was recently invited to discuss vein disorders with the Family Medicine Residency Program at Scripps Chula Vista.  The doctors-in-training were excited  to learn about the variety of problems that patients have with their veins – including  spider veins,  varicose veins,  blood clots, and leg ulcers.  Primary care doctors see patients with vein disorders […]

Dr. Fronek teaches primary care doctors to care for patients with vein problems2014-01-28T00:50:44+00:00

April 2011

August 2010

Beyond Saline


If you’re looking to remove spider veins or varicose veins, you may find that saline injections are infrequently used. Why? They’re unnecessary. Today, more effective solutions are available for treating damaged veins. In short, saline injections cause stinging upon injection.  The saline solution mixes with the blood in larger veins, never making contact with the […]

Beyond Saline2010-08-19T22:53:15+00:00

An Alternative to Surgery


Today, sclerotherapy is clearly the gold standard for removing spider and varicose veins. During this procedure, a specially trained physician injects a safe sclerosing agent directly into the blood vessel. The effectiveness of the procedure comes as a direct result of the training, experience, and judgment of the physician to make sure that the sclerosant’s […]

An Alternative to Surgery2010-08-18T23:13:50+00:00

The Beauty of Expertise


Selecting the right vein specialist is important for receiving the most effective treatment available. Today, veins specialists are called phlebologists. Phlebology is a specialty field of medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating vein-related conditions. As a result, it’s imperative that whomever is treating varicose or spider veins is board certified by the American Board of […]

The Beauty of Expertise2010-08-16T22:52:52+00:00
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