The two most common types of veins are spider and varicose veins. Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins. Otherwise, they are similar in that they develop when veins become enlarged. Unlike varicose veins, spider veins usually do not cause symptoms like numbness, tingling and pain. Although this can happen, it is the exception rather than the rule. Whether you are dealing with spider or varicose veins, the vein treatments at the South Texas Vein Institute can help.
Many people want to get rid of spider and varicose veins because of the impact they have on appearance. They can become visible through the skin and often appear blue, purple or red. If you have unwanted veins, you should be aware that there are a variety of available treatment methods that can help you.
One commonly used method is sclerotherapy. It is done when a special solution is injected into the vein to be eliminated. The solution causes the inner walls of the vein to become irritated. They will then stick together and close off. Over the next few months, they will no longer be visible. Instead, they will have turned into scar tissue that gets absorbed by the body.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive treatment method that does not have to be done in a hospital. In fact, these treatments are given in the comfort of our office in Edinburg. They are done as outpatient procedures. The vast majority of patients return to their everyday activities immediately following the treatment.
Laser treatments are also commonly used to treat unwanted veins. During these treatments, beams of highly concentrated light are focused upon the vessels that are to be treated. The heat from the laser safely destroys the veins without causing harm to other tissue that may be surrounding the veins.
If you have unwanted veins, you should make an appointment at the South Texas Vein Institute to learn more about our vein treatments. Our team of professionals can evaluate your veins, review your overall health and medical history and give you an opinion about the treatment method that might work best for you. Vein treatments are not one-size-fits-all; our team is proud to offer customized treatments that are tailored to the individual. By scheduling an appointment at our office in Edinburg, you might find that those unwanted veins are a lot easier to eliminate than you once thought. Contact our Edinburg office today to schedule a consultation!