Those creeping, bulging veins on your legs can be quite unattractive. Perhaps they have even kept you from wearing the clothes you want and have you feeling self-conscious. Leg veins, usually in the form of varicose veins or spider veins, can also affect your health and well-being. They can cause swelling, itching, or throbbing. Learn more about leg veins, their cause, and what non-surgical leg vein treatment can do for you when you consult our specialist.
What Causes Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?
Varicose veins and spider veins both are caused by the same problem. In your veins, there is a one-way valve that allows blood to travel in only one direction: back to the heart. However, this valve can be damaged or can malfunction. When it does, the valve allows blood to move in the wrong direction, where it will pool in the vein, causing the vein wall to bulge so that it is visible under the skin.
What is the Difference Between the Two?
The only real differences between varicose veins and spider veins are their color, size, and appearance. Varicose veins will generally only appear to be blue, while spider veins are usually only red. Varicose veins will also bulge more than spider veins.
Non-Surgical Leg Vein Treatment Options
We have a number of non-surgical leg vein treatment options available that can help you get rid of those pesky, bulging veins.
Sclerotherapy is one of the most effective non-surgical leg vein treatments out there. For this treatment, the professional will inject a special solution into your problematic vein. This solution is able to make the vein wall shrink shut so that it no longer is noticeable underneath your skin. Over time, the vein will close completely and become nothing but scar tissue.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous laser ablation is a non-surgical leg vein treatment that uses a laser to effectively close the vein, causing it to go away completely. Most patients with varicose veins will make excellent candidates for this leg vein treatment.
Getting Started with Professional Treatment
These are just a couple of the options we have available. We will talk through all of your leg vein treatment options during your initial consultation at DHR Health Vein Institute in McAllen. To learn more about any of these treatments, contact us today and book an appointment so that we can get you smooth, vein-free legs once again. We look forward to hearing from you!