Treating the Dallas and Fort Worth Areas
Precision Vascular is your premier center for vein and artery disease treatment. With nine convenient locations, our expert doctors and medical staff members offer cutting-edge vein, artery, and vascular treatments to residents of Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in northeast Texas. We are proud to offer our patients information about and treatments for spider veins.
What are Spider Veins?
If you've started to notice that you have thin, thread-like red lines along your legs, you may be experiencing spider veins. Formally known as telangiectasia, spider veins are caused by tiny blood vessels widening and forming clusters under the skin that cause their signature web-like appearance. While most patients who have spider veins do not experience any discomfort, some patients do report mild pain and itching in addition to their red thread-like patterns.
What Causes Spider Veins?
The cause of your spider veins may be hard to determine as there are a variety of factors that may be included in their appearance. Spider veins can be hereditary, or caused by pregnancy, job or lifestyles which require long periods of standing or sitting. Spider veins can also be caused from underlying venous insufficiency. Our vascular specialists can determine the cause of your spider veins and recommend the best treatment options.
What Spider Vein Treatments are Available?
In sclerotherapy treatments, a series of microinjections of a solution (“sclerosant”) are administered directly into varicose veins or spider veins. The injected solution closes off veins with abnormal valves. Over time, the treated veins shrink and are eventually absorbed by your body. Blood flow naturally reroutes itself into healthy veins, improving circulation and eliminating the root cause, as well as the symptoms of vein disease.
Treatment may or may not involve ultrasound to either map your venous system for diagnosis or to provide a live view of your veins. Physicians usually utilize ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy to treat larger varicose veins. For smaller spider veins closer to the skin’s surface, ultrasound guidance is usually not necessary and visual inspection is sufficient.
How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?
The cost of your spider vein treatment will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. To get a better idea of how much your spider vein treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our doctors.
The expert doctors and highly-skilled team members at Precision Vascular are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for vein and artery diseases. We are proud to offer treatment to patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denison-Sherman, and the neighboring communities in northeast Texas. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with one of our medical professionals today.