Spider veins usually aren’t a serious health problem, but they can negatively impact your self-esteem and prevent you from wearing your favorite outfits confidently. At Hamilton Vascular in Webster, Sugar Land, Round Rock, Katy, and San Antonio, Texas, the team of vascular and vein experts regularly treats spider veins using conservative measures, including sclerotherapy and radiofrequency ablation. If you’re interested in learning more about spider vein treatment, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are small, spiderweb-like blood vessels that appear near the surface of your skin. They usually form slowly over an extended period of time.
Spider veins can occur anywhere on your body, but they’re especially common on your legs, thighs, and areas of your face, such as your nose and cheeks.
The most obvious symptoms associated with spider veins are small blue, purple, or red squiggly lines that appear near the surface of your skin. Other symptoms of spider veins include:
Over time, certain health factors and beauty practices can cause your symptoms to get worse. As your spider veins get worse, you might also experience tingling or numbness in your legs when you stand for long periods of time.
At Hamilton Vascular, the team uses conservative measures of care whenever possible to treat spider veins. Depending on your symptoms and health history, they might recommend:
Sclerotherapy is another minimally invasive treatment used to address spider veins. During sclerotherapy, your doctor injects a chemical solution known as a sclerosant into your affected veins. The chemical solution causes your blood vessels to collapse, minimizing their appearance.
Foam sclerotherapy uses a small quantity of sodium tetradecyl sulfate or polidocanol solution mixed with carbon dioxide. The resulting foam is suitable for vein problems where you can’t have regular sclerotherapy.
Hamilton Vascular also uses Varithena microfoam, which is a blend of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Your provider uses a special device to deliver the Varithena foam, which produces a more consistent quality of foam that can safely and effectively treat veins of all sizes.
The team at Hamilton Vascular helps you determine the type of spider vein treatment you’ll most benefit from. Following a review of your medical history, physical exam, and discussion of your goals for treatment, they develop a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
If spider veins cause you pain or negatively impact your confidence, make an appointment at Hamilton Vascular today. Call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool.