Spider veins create unsightly red or purple patches on the skin. These are not a serious medical condition, but they can make you feel less confident about wearing shorts or a dress. The exact cause of spider veins and varicose veins is unknown, but genetics and hormonal changes are thought to play a role in the development of these small, thin branching veins. Vascular therapy is the right choice for those who seek a means to diminish the prominence of spider veins.
We are vascular specialists, and we can offer suggestions for treatment based on your medical history and our examinations of the veins in question. Sclerotherapy, IPL, and laser treatment are all options. Below, we discuss this condition in further detail.
Causes and Symptoms
Women often develop these veins after one or two pregnancies, probably because of hormonal changes. If you stand on your feet all day, the pressure on the muscles can eventually lead to blood flow redirection, and spider veins or varicose veins can develop. If the pressure becomes great inside the veins, it can cause throbbing or surface pain.
If the vein valves are performing poorly, it can cause the blood to pool in a localized area. The tissues around the vein may swell. If you are experiencing any pain symptoms, it’s time to talk to us.
Vascular therapy is a rather general term for the treatment of problems associated with arteries, veins, and capillaries. Spider veins aren’t much thicker than a capillary, but this doesn’t mean we can’t get to them. We have various means for collapsing these veins and redirecting the blood flow to the major veins that are close by.
Sclerotherapy is the injecting of a saline solution directly into the vein. This causes the vein walls to stick together. Eventually, the vein collapses, and the walls become waste material that the body discards. Sclerotherapy is often the recommended treatment if the veins are twisted and quite small.
Vascular therapy includes the use of lasers or other means to destroy the vein. Lasers can accurately target the vein wall tissue without damaging the skin or adjacent tissues. IPL is another popular means to treat these abnormal veins. A small catheter is placed inside the vein. The light energy irritates the vein walls and causes them to collapse.
Get Rid of Spider Veins
Visit Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center in Bastrop to get more information about vascular therapy and to learn about your choices for spider vein treatment. You can get rid of these unsightly red or purple patches once and for all. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!