The spider veins that create a crisscross of colors across your skin may be common, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. At Precision Vascular with branches in Arlington, Dallas, Mesquite, and McKinney, Texas, the vein and vascular experts provide treatments to get rid of your spider veins and restore your clear skin. For an appointment, call the office nearest you or book online today.
Spider veins are the blue, red, or purple thin lines that appear under your skin, creating a spiderweb-like design. The network of visible veins can occur anywhere on your body, but they most often develop on the face and legs.
Medically, spider veins are referred to as telangiectasias and aren’t usually a health concern. However, spider veins can be a sign of chronic venous insufficiency, which is a vein disorder that causes blood to flow backward and pool in the legs.
Spider veins occur in women more often than men, and you may be at greater risk if they run in your family. A job that keeps you on your feet all day can also increase your risk of developing spider veins.
Other than the cosmetic issues, spider veins don’t typically cause pain, swelling, or bulging. However, they may sometimes itch or burn.
If you have spider veins and you notice that you seem to be developing more of the colorful lines or you’re experiencing other symptoms, such as discomfort or pain, it may be a sign of chronic venous insufficiency, and you should be evaluated.
The team at Precision Vascular & Interventional Radiology takes a conservative approach to the treatment of spider veins. This may include the use of compression stockings, minimizing the time you spend on your feet, and an exercise program. Conservative treatment cannot repair your damaged blood vessels, but it may prevent additional spider veins from developing.
In addition to conservative treatment, the team at Precision Vascular also offers a procedure to remove your spider veins:
Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for spider veins. During the procedure, a special chemical is injected into your spider veins, which causes the vein to close. This treatment takes 45 minutes or less and requires no downtime afterward. However, you may need 2-3 treatments to get the best results.
The team can review your spider vein treatment options and together with you determine your best treatment options.
For expert care of your spider veins, call Precision Vascular or request an appointment online today.