Corona phlebectatica causes reddened, unsightly skin on your ankles because of networks of spider veins. This troublesome condition can be a sign of underlying venous disease that requires the help of the experienced team at Precision Vascular. With branches in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, and McKinney, Texas, the skilled vein specialists can create a treatment plan to rid you of corona phlebectatica. Give your legs the love and care they deserve by calling the Precision Vascular office nearest you, or book an appointment online.
Corona phlebectatica is a superficial vein condition that causes fan-shaped patterns of spider veins on your ankles. It’s often a sign of advanced vein disease.
Spider veins are tiny blood vessels that often appear on the legs and face, making networks of red, blue, or purplish veins. On your ankles, they can interweave so much that you no longer see the individual veins, just a pinkish or reddish discoloration.
Advanced vein disease refers to chronic venous insufficiency or reflux. This is where valves in your veins get too weak to prevent blood from flowing back the wrong way. The blood then collects in your veins, causing swollen, bulging blood vessels known as varicose veins.
Having chronic venous insufficiency or varicose veins can lead to other problems, such as:
Chronic venous insufficiency can also cause spider veins, which on your ankles form corona phlebectatica. A diagnostic ultrasound will let Precision Vascular specialists identify the source of corona phlebectatica.
Treatment for corona phlebectatica is the same as for other areas where you have spider veins. The team at Precision Vascular & Interventional Radiology begins your treatment using a conservative approach.
This could include using compression stockings, following an exercise program, and spending less time standing up. Conservative treatments like these can’t reverse your corona phlebectatica, but they do stop the problem from getting any worse.
The Precision Vascular & Interventional Radiology team also offers the most advanced treatment options for removing corona phlebectatica, including:
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for the spider veins causing corona phlebectatica. Rather than using energy to collapse the veins, sclerotherapy involves injecting a specialized chemical into the veins to achieve the same result.
Each sclerotherapy session takes around 45 minutes. You might need further treatments to get rid of your corona phlebectatica.
Your provider at Precision Vascular & Interventional Radiology can explain which procedure is most suitable for your corona phlebectatica.
Find out more about corona phlebectatica by calling Precision Vascular & Interventional Radiology today, or you can book an appointment online.