Spider veins are generally harmless. Resembling thin branches or spider webs, spider veins are faint, red lines that can be seen under your skin. They usually do not bulge or cause painful symptoms like varicose veins — but they can lead to insecurity. If you are covering up your legs even on hot summer days because of spider veins, treatment is available.
There are simple and safe minimally invasive treatments that can fade spider veins or eliminate them from your legs altogether. Here are the top three spider vein treatment options.
No amount of at-home care can get rid of existing vein damage. However, self-care is an excellent way to prevent new spider veins from forming. Here are some things you can do to improve your leg circulation and keep spider veins at bay:
Elevate your legs.
Walk every 30 minutes.
Take sitting breaks if you stand for long periods.
Wear compression stockings.
Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure that is safe, effective and only takes about 30 minutes. Using a small needle, your vein expert injects a pharmaceutical agent into the spider vein, causing the vein walls to become irritated and seal shut. Over time, the veins become less visible as they are absorbed, and blood is naturally redirected.
3. Subcutaneous Laser Therapy
Laser treatments use highly-concentrated light beams to heat the problem vein and close it off. Laser treatment is non-surgical and generally painless. Most patients can return to their regular daily routines directly after treatment. Lasers offer an effective option where the skin is more delicate.
Spider Veins and Underlying Conditions
While natural aging can bring about spider veins, these veins could also indicate an underlying condition. One of the most common conditions associated with spider veins is varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged and twisted veins caused by weak vein walls and valves. Blood is supposed to move one way through veins, but if the walls become stretched, they lose their elasticity, and the valves can weaken. The blood then pools within the legs and can cause irritation.
At Texas Vein & Wellness Institute, we provide new patients with an ultrasound to diagnose and treat patients appropriately. Whether you have varicose veins or another spider vein-related condition, we can use any of the following treatments:
Learn More About Spider Vein Treatments in Houston, Texas
If you are tired of spider veins and want to give your legs or skin a more youthful appearance, reach out to the specialists at Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. Give us a call at 281-888-1464 or fill out our online contact form, and we’ll connect with you about our spider vein on legs treatment options in Houston, Texas!