Empty Nest, Fuller Living


If you recently dropped your youngest off at college or helped furnish their first apartment, you’ve joined an honorable, if bittersweet, club: You are now an empty nester. While we miss our children when they leave the nest and become independent, or relatively independent, adults, it also gives us more time to pursue our own interests and activities.

Perhaps you want to improve your health by increasing your physical activity, maybe taking a dance class or spending time outdoors hiking or biking. But if you suffer from achy, tired legs due to varicose veins, all of this might seem easier said than done. Likewise, if you have unsightly spider veins, you may be reluctant to bare your legs, knees and ankles any more than necessary. Luckily, we can help, and with little to no downtime.


Varicose veins are generally a result of venous insufficiency. This happens when veins cannot efficiently circulate blood back to the heart, forcing the blood to pool in the lower veins of the legs, ankles and feet.

Spider veins are smaller, more superficial veins on the surface of the skin. While they are often just a cosmetic concern, they may also be an indication of underlying venous insufficiency and should be evaluated before treatment.

While there can be several reasons an individual develops venous insufficiency, varicose veins are most common in older adults, with women at higher risk of occurrence if they’ve been pregnant. Heredity and obesity also play a major role and, due to simple gravity, prolonged periods of sitting or standing are sure to make the condition worse.


We offer the latest, most effective treatments for varicose and spider veins in the comfort of our office. We’ll customize a treatment plan to your specific condition. Procedures are performed under local anesthetic, and there is virtually no recovery period, which means you can get back to doing what you love without delay.

Don’t put off those dance lessons, tennis matches or hiking dates any longer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.