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Vein Doctor Discusses Spider Vein Treatment in Houston, Texas

May 14, 2020

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Do I even need spider vein treatment in Houston?

Spider vein is a common condition in which you develop a dense cluster of red blood vessels on the surface of your skin. These blood vessels look like a dense network of spider webs or tree branches. Most people who get spider veins think that it’s a purely cosmetic condition without any medical consequences. However, that’s not true.

If you have spider veins, you must consult a vein doctor for spider vein treatment in Houston. Spider veins are often caused by underlying vein disease, particularly venous insufficiency. If your vein valves malfunction, blood can flow backward and accumulate in your leg veins, which eventually leads to the formation of varicose veins and spider veins. If your spider veins are symptomatic of vein disease, you must seek spider vein treatment in Houston immediately.

You must seek spider vein treatment in Houston because spider veins lead to both physical and mental health consequences. Spider veins look hideous, and they lead to severe self-consciousness and social anxiety, which can lead to mental health issues. However, if your spider veins are caused by vein disease, you may also suffer from severe complications like skin disease, skin discoloration, leg ulcers, and deep vein thrombosis.

As such, if you have spider veins, please schedule an appointment with a laser treatment clinic or Houston vein clinic immediately.

How do vein doctors decide on the right minimally invasive treatment options for spider veins and varicose veins?

As previously mentioned, spider veins are often symptomatic of underlying vein disease. If you have chronic venous insufficiency, the vein doctor will need to first treat the underlying vein disease. If they provide spider vein treatment or laser treatment without addressing the underlying vein disease, your spider veins will return later.

During your initial consultation with the Houston vein doctor, they will diagnose the root cause of your spider veins. Duplex Ultrasound is a test that allows the vein doctor to project a visual representation of your veins on a computer screen. The vein doctor will use this vascular imaging test to visualize the blood flow in your veins to determine if you have underlying vein disease.

If you have venous insufficiency, the spider vein doctor will recommend minimally invasive varicose vein treatments, like radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or VenaSeal. If you don’t have vein disease, the vein doctor will recommend laser treatment or sclerotherapy.

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Description of the best minimally invasive treatment options.

Radiofrequency ablation is the best minimally invasive varicose vein treatment. If you have underlying venous insufficiency, the vein doctor will use radiofrequency ablation to collapse the diseased saphenous vein. During the radiofrequency ablation procedure, the vein doctor will create an incision on the surface of your skin. The phlebologist will insert a catheter through the incision and into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor will activate it to generate thermal energy and collapse the saphenous vein’s walls, restoring smooth blood circulation to the heart.

After the radiofrequency ablation, the vein doctor will proceed to remove the visible spider veins and varicose veins from the surface of your skin. That’s where sclerotherapy comes in, which is the best spider vein treatment. During sclerotherapy, the vein doctor will inject a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins. The sclerosant solution has properties that fuse the spider veins’ walls, essentially turning them into scar tissues. The accumulated blood reroutes to healthier veins, and the hardened scar tissues gradually get absorbed by the body, eventually fading away.

As such, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy are the best minimally invasive treatment options for people suffering from spider veins and underlying vein disease. Both of these minimally invasive procedures are non-surgical, they cause minimal pain and discomfort, have a negligible risk of side effects, and they’re outpatient procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime. However, while radiofrequency ablation is eligible for insurance coverage, sclerotherapy isn’t eligible for insurance coverage. That’s because radiofrequency ablation treats the vein disease, making it a medically necessary procedure, while spider vein treatment in Houston isn’t deemed medically necessary.

Description of other minimally invasive treatment options.

Besides radiofrequency ablation, the vein doctor may also recommend varicose vein treatments like endovenous laser ablation and VenaSeal. Endovenous laser ablation involves the use of laser energy to collapse the diseased saphenous vein. VenaSeal involves the use of medical adhesives to seal the diseased saphenous vein.

Both endovenous laser ablation and VenaSeal are just as effective as radiofrequency ablation. However, endovenous laser ablation causes more post-procedural discomfort. And VenaSeal has only recently received FDA approval, which is why it’s not yet eligible for insurance coverage.

If you don’t have underlying venous insufficiency, a laser vein removal center may also recommend laser treatment instead of sclerotherapy. However, you must not opt for laser treatment, or blue light therapy, as a spider vein treatment in Houston.r treatment for spider veins is a procedure in which the vein physician applies UV light on the spider veins on the surface of your skin to disrupt their vein walls. However, laser treatment is an extremely slow and ineffective procedure. You may need to go for several laser treatment sessions before you see any results.

Schedule an appointment with Houston vein doctors today.

Vein Treatment Clinic is one of the most reputable Houston vein clinics for spider vein treatment in Houston, Texas. Our Houston vein clinic is located in one of the most prominent and accessible parts of Houston, a short walk from The Galleria shopping mall. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our Houston vein doctors today.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Contributing Author

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Harvard Trained   |   Spider & Varicose Veins Specialist

Dr. Namrata Khimani is a Harvard Trained Vein Disease specialist; she is known for improving patient wellness with an expert and personalized approach. Her focus is on spider and varicose vein removal, as well as alleviating the many symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency such as leg cramping, swelling and skin discoloration.

Meet our Vein Specialists

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Simon Smith

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Drexel College of Medicine

Dr. Simon Smith is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Vein Disease Specialist currently serving patients at the Vein Treatment Clinic in Clifton and Wayne, New Jersey.

Dr. Smith is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs. By utilizing advanced vein treatment techniques, Dr. Simon is able to customize a plan specific to each patient, helping them avoid complicated surgeries and unnecessary downtime. With Dr. Simon minimally invasive procedures, patients are able to return to normal activities right after.

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Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

Dr. Billy Schoenfeld
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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Caroline Novak
Dr. Simon Smith
Dr. Juan Montoya
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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

Double Certified
Northwestern University

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Certified spider vein specialist in Paramus & Clifton NJ. She is well known for performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area.
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Simon
Smith MD

NJ Vein Specialist
DREXEL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Dr. Simon Smith is the best varicose vein doctor in Wayne, NJ. He is sought after because of his unparalleled skills in RF Ablation, sclerotherapy, and the treatment of skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.

Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.

Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>
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