Spider veins are among the most common vascular disorders for which people seek treatment. They develop when the small blood vessels, or capillaries, become broken or enlarged and are visible through the skin. They appear as lines that are woven together and can remind you of a spider web. They are similar to varicose veins, except for the size of the affected vessel. Varicose veins, however usually only occur in the legs. While spider veins are common in the legs as well, they are just as common in the face, which is a big part of why people seek the help of a spider vein doctor to have them removed.
Spider veins do not usually cause any physical discomforts or symptoms. Their impact on a person’s life is usually limited to the appearance. Many people who have spider veins suffer from self-esteem issues as a result. They are constantly worrying about what king of negative impression these visible veins make on other people.
If you are seeking a medical provider that is capable of taking care of your spider veins, you may wonder how to make sure you find one who is up to speed on the latest technologies that are available to effectively treat the veins. Look no further than the doctors at South Texas Vein Institute, who are both well-versed in the latest and greatest spider vein treatments.
There is no single method that is best for all patients, and a good varicose and spider vein doctor knows this. For that reason, we are proud to offer a variety of therapies in order to increase your chances of finding the best treatment that matches up with your condition.
Sclerotherapy is a method for treating spider veins that involves injecting a solution into the veins that are to be removed. The solution will thicken the blood in the vessel and irritate the walls to the point that they collapse and stick together. This causes the vein to close off. It will then be absorbed by the body. It can be done in the comfort of our office. When it is completed, patients can return to their normal activities.
Laser treatments have become widely used for the removal of spider veins as well. They are done when concentrated beams of light are directed at the veins that are to be treated. The heat from the laser will safely destroy the veins.
Our spider vein doctors at South Texas Vein Institute in Edinburg will be able to help you decide which method will give you the best results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!