Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment

What are spider veins?

SPIDER VEINS ARE SIMILAR TO VARICOSE VEINS, THOUGH SMALLER AND USUALLY MORE EASILY VISIBLE UNDER THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN. 

These occur when tiny veins congregate below the surface of the skin, causing red, blue or purple discolorations. The name "spider veins" derives from the shape of the discolorations that can resemble spiders, whether they are very small or quite noticeable. Generally the discomfort that follows the appearance of spider veins is purely cosmetic, but occasionally they may cause mild dull discomfort or even a burning sensation. 

Symptoms of Spider Veins

  •  Web-like Veins On Skin
  •  Swelling
  •  Rash
  •  Throbbing, Cramping, Or Aching 
  •  RLS
  •  Itching Around The Veins
  •  Skin Ulcers
Call Houston Vein Center Immediately - if you experience the following:
  • your veins are warm to touch and tender
  • veins cause pain
  • you develop sores, rashes, or ulcers on your skin
  • skin on your ankle or calf is changing color and thickening
  • Your spider or varicose veins bleed

How are spider veins treated?

  • Support stockings - these are compression stockings that put pressure on your veins, relieving discomfort
  • Sclerotherapy - a doctor injects a chemical in your veins causing them to seal shut. With blood flow stopped the veins will become scar tissue and eventually fade completely. This treatment must be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks. 

Talk with your doctors to discuss which treatment would work for you!

Benefits of our treatments:

  • Minimally Invasive
  • 30-40 Minute Procedure
  • Virtually Painless
  • Quick Recovery Time 

Benefits of Treatment | Spider Veins | HVD

What does treatment entail?

Our treatment process is called sclerotherapy, and it involves having a salt solution injected directly into the affected area causing the problematic veins to collapse and stick together. The vessel eventually turns into scar tissue and fades from view. 

The area may be tender for a few days following the treatment, and bruising may occur. The injections can be slightly painful, but generally this pain does not last more than a minute or two. Multiple treatments may be required depending on the severity and location of spider veins present. 

Spider Vein Treatment | Houston Vein Doctor
How Can You Prevent Spider Veins?

If you have had them in the past, you can minimize your risk by developing more by 
  • wearing compression support stockings
  • elevating your legs for 30 minutes several times a day 

Other things you can do:
  • Don’t cross your legs when sitting down
  • Try not to sit or stand in one position for a long time
  • Get regular exercise
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid wearing high heels
HVD Spider Vein Treatment
If you have any questions about spider veins, how to prevent them – what type of compression stockings would work best for you, or if you would like to get started with treatment, call our office today
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