Spider Veins

What Are Spider Veins?

As you age, your veins can change in appearance. Although spider veins are a common symptom of getting older, they can be a sign of deeper venous issues. Most adults know spider veins by their thin, web-like formation near the skin’s surface. 

Spider veins have a blue, purple or red color. They get this nickname from their unique formations and spiderweb-like shapes.

Spider veins can occur when valves fail to transport blood upward toward the heart. Also known as venous reflux, this reversal of flow causes blood to pool in the leg. The backflowing blood can cause the small spider veins to enlarge. Though spider veins are most often a cosmetic issue, this condition may point you to a larger concern.

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Spider Veins

Symptoms of Spider Veins

Spider veins are usually just a visual concern for many people due to their unpleasant appearance and are typically asymptomatic. Others may notice slight discomfort near the affected area. The most common spider vein symptoms include the following:

  • Pain or swelling
  • Itching
  • Aches
  • Burning

 

Spider veins can be a symptom of developing varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency. A professional should diagnose these health concerns and treat them with proper care. You can learn more about venous diseases from our specialists.

Causes of Spider Veins

Every case of spider veins differs in cause and severity. For many, spider veins result from various circulation issues that occur with age. 

Other causes of spider veins include:

  • Genetics
  • Standing or sitting for extended periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Age
Spider Veins
Spider Veins

Spider Vein Treatment Options

If you notice spider veins or feel unusual discomfort in your legs, we recommend you call our clinic. Our specialists use the most advanced diagnostic technology to ensure the proper treatment. Whether you have cosmetic or health reasons for visiting our office, our spider vein treatment options are minimally invasive and highly effective:

  • Sclerotherapy: Our providers offer safe, simple and quick spider vein treatment with sclerotherapy. This procedure uses a small needle to inject a sclerosing agent, which closes the vein and redirects the blood.
  • Compression stockings: Compression stockings are an excellent method to mitigate spider veins. Wearing these medical socks increases pressure in the legs and helps your veins properly transport blood.
  • Laser: Patients with small spider veins may be eligible for laser therapy. During this nonsurgical procedure, your provider will use a highly specialized laser to remove any sign of your spider veins. 

 

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Contact Us for Spider Vein Removal in Houston, Texas

At Texas Vein & Wellness Institute, we put your health and comfort first with minimally invasive care. Though spider veins may not be your priority, we recommend seeing a specialist to identify any underlying issues. Our team can guide you through your options in case of developing concerns. 

Schedule an appointment today for the best spider vein treatment in Houston, Texas! We have offices in Brenham and Houston for your convenience. Call 281-888-1464 or contact us online if you have questions!

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I went with my daughter who was having 3 veins repaired. The entire staff were very welcoming. I was allowed to stay with my daughter throughout the procedure. Each step was explained as the[…]

I went with my daughter who was having 3 veins repaired. The entire staff were very welcoming. I was allowed to stay with my daughter throughout the procedure. Each step was explained as the procedure took place. I was very impressed and felt comfortable with the whole process. What a caring group. I will not hesitate to go to them if I ever have issues with my veins. Thanks so much for taking care of my baby!

— Renee K. 05/24/2022

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I showed up on the wrong date for my six-week follow up appointment and instead of having me return, they were so gracious and fitted me in. Tasha, the ultrasound technician was so kind to a[…]

I showed up on the wrong date for my six-week follow up appointment and instead of having me return, they were so gracious and fitted me in. Tasha, the ultrasound technician was so kind to agree. My doctor is Dr. Johnson, who us wonderful but I also got to meet Dr. Rahao for the first time. He is one of the kindest doctors I have met. Hands down, I would recommend this facility over and over. The staff must be happy working there because it spills over to the patients.

— Juliet C.

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Can not express how thankful I am for finding Dr. Rao. Wish I would have found him 3 years ago. Three years of being in pain why had the many of doctors I went to before him not tell me that[…]

Can not express how thankful I am for finding Dr. Rao. Wish I would have found him 3 years ago. Three years of being in pain why had the many of doctors I went to before him not tell me that it could be a vein problem? So so thankful that I was recommended to him by a friend. His office staff in the Brenham office are all so professional and friendly and seem to really care about me. Thank you, Dr. Rao!!!!

— Tammy E.

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I highly recommend anyone suffering with varicose veins to come to Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. The staff is wonderful! 😃 made me feel calm and comfortable while I was being prepp[…]

I highly recommend anyone suffering with varicose veins to come to Texas Vein & Wellness Institute. The staff is wonderful! 😃 made me feel calm and comfortable while I was being prepped. Dr Johnson walked me step by step during the procedures. Everything came out great. Recovering and legs are feeling much better. Thank you

— Jesus J.

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Many thanks for your professionalism, kindness and care during my three surgeries in February and follow up visits. Your friendly and relaxed office helped make the vein removal surgery comf[…]

Many thanks for your professionalism, kindness and care during my three surgeries in February and follow up visits. Your friendly and relaxed office helped make the vein removal surgery comfortable. All the best to you and your kind staff in the future.

— K. H.

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