There are three main types of veins:
Deep Leg Veins – As the name suggests, these veins are deep in your legs near the bone. They pump blood directly back to the heart.
Superficial Leg Veins – These veins are close to the surface of your skin, and thus do not receive as much support from muscle and bones as the deep leg veins do. These veins are more likely to develop weaknesses. Most vein procedures are performed on superficial veins.
Perforator Veins – These are the veins that connect the superficial leg veins to the deep leg veins.
If you have any more questions, or to see which varicose vein treatment is right for you, contact the Center for Vein & Vascular Disease to schedule your consultation.