Vein Center in Texas Discusses Spider Vein Treatment Options
August 29, 2020
Our vein center in Texas recommends the safest minimally invasive spider vein treatment options based on ultrasound diagnosis.
Vein Treatment Clinic is a highly-reputable vein center in Texas with an exceptional vein doctor who has performed hundreds of spider vein treatments. However, our vein center in Texas doesn’t simply remove the visible spider veins but goes further. We carefully examine your spider veins and varicose veins to determine if you have underlying venous insufficiency.
There’s a common misconception that spider veins are a cosmetic issue that can be treated with a cosmetic spider vein treatment, such as sclerotherapy or laser therapy. Because of this misconception, patients often go to medical spas for spider vein treatment, which is a big mistake. Spider veins are often caused by underlying vein disease, a condition in which your vein valves collapse and blood accumulate in your leg veins. As such, if you opt for spider vein treatment without addressing the underlying vein disease, your spider veins will return after a while.
Vein Treatment Clinic has 5-star ratings and reviews from patients because we always start with a thorough diagnosis process, and we recommend treatment options that provide long term benefits. During your initial consultation, our vein doctor administers Duplex Ultrasound, an effective vascular imaging test that visualizes the direction of the blood flow in your leg veins. This ultrasound test allows us to determine if you have vein disease, and thus recommend the safest and most effective varicose vein and spider vein treatment options.
Scenario 1: Spider vein treatment options if you’re suffering from underlying vein disease.
Let’s start with the first scenario — your spider veins and varicose veins are caused by underlying vein disease. In this scenario, the vein doctor will curate a treatment plan to address the underlying venous insufficiency, and then remove the visible spider veins from your skin’s surface.
As such, the ideal spider vein treatment options will consist of two stages. During the first stage, the vein doctor will use radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or VenaSeal to seal or collapse the diseased saphenous vein responsible for the spider veins. During the second stage, the vein doctor will use sclerotherapy spider vein treatment to remove the visible spider veins.
During radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation, the vein doctor creates an incision on the skin’s surface and inserts a catheter into the diseased saphenous vein. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor delivers thermal energy or laser energy to collapse the diseased saphenous vein, restoring smooth blood circulation to the heart. During VenaSeal, the vein doctor injects a medical adhesive into the saphenous vein, fusing its vein walls to turn it into a hardened scar tissue that gets absorbed by the body.
After the primary vein treatment, the vein doctor can proceed to the cosmetic spider vein treatment. During the sclerotherapy spider vein treatment, the vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins, turning them into hardened scar tissues that eventually get absorbed by the body. As they get absorbed, they also fade away from the skin’s surface.
Scenario 2: Spider vein treatment options if you don’t have underlying vein disease.
Now, let’s move on to the second scenario — the ultrasound test shows that you don’t have an underlying vein disease. If you don’t have underlying vein disease, you only need a cosmetic spider vein treatment to remove the visible spider veins. It’s worth noting that spider veins aren’t dangerous in and of themselves, so you can’t get insurance coverage for spider vein treatment alone.
Sclerotherapy has been the favored spider vein treatment option for several decades. During the sclerotherapy spider vein treatment, the vein doctor injects the sclerosant solution into the spider veins. Sclerosant is a medical adhesive that fuses the spider veins’ walls, turning them into hardened scar tissues. The accumulated blood flows to healthier veins, and the scar tissues eventually get absorbed by the body, fading away.
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive and in-office procedure that concludes within 30 minutes with no downtime. Furthermore, sclerotherapy spider vein treatment is completely safe, leading to minimal side effects, such as bruising and redness. You will notice the spider vein treatment results gradually over a few weeks — most patients report up to 70% improvement within three weeks.
Our vein doctors provide specific recovery guidelines to ensure optimal varicose vein and spider vein treatment results.
Minimally invasive varicose vein and spider vein treatment options are in-office and outpatient procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime. You can resume most of your daily activities immediately after the vein treatment. However, you must follow the vein doctor’s guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery.
Our vein doctors may recommend wearing compression stockings for a few days or weeks to facilitate smooth blood circulation to the heart. You should also walk for at least an hour a day after the treatment to ensure smooth blood flow. When possible, elevate your legs while sitting to prevent blood from accumulating in your leg veins. You should also avoid heavy lifting for a few days or weeks.
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Vein Treatment Clinic is a highly-reputable vein center in Texas. You can find our vein clinic in Uptown Houston, a short walk from the iconic Galleria shopping mall. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our varicose vein doctor in Texas.
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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.
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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