Spider Vein Treatment in Houston, TX

What Causes Spider Veins and Why Do They Appear?

Now both men and women are making unsightly leg spider veins, telangiectasia and superficial facial veins a thing of the past thanks to laser vein removal technology. With the use of advanced lasers, ChristiMD Med Spa is assisting patients to improve their appearance by eliminating or lessening those embarrassing veins.

Inside our veins, we all have valves that keep our blood and vasculature running smoothly. Spider and protruding leg veins indicate damage or weakness in these valves resulting in malfunction and preventing the blood to leave the vein. When this happens, blood pools or backs up inside the vessel causing it to swell and appear closer to the skin.

What Are Spider Vein Risk Factors?

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Oral Birth Control Pills
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Other Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Prolonged Standing

Diagnosis of Leg and Spider Veins

It is important in the diagnosing phase to examine the back of the patient’s legs and thighs to determine if a varicose vein could be contributing to a spider vein that is present in the lower legs. Where these varicosities exist can indicate if the spider vein could be originating from a leak in the great saphenous vein.

Home Remedies

Support or compression stockings are an option for in home treatment. They can be purchased at retail or pharmacies to try to address the pain and discomfort that may be caused due to spider and varicose veins. These serve to offer relief as well as improve circulation in your legs.

Laser Vein Treatment for Leg and Face Veins

Often in home remedies do not bring relief and medical treatment is needed to get your legs and face looking better. By using laser vein therapy and light based technologies Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), we can effectively treat both leg and face veins. These treatments are quick and usually collapse and close off the vessels in just a few sessions with the remaining coloration to be dissipated over several months. Some prefer laser vein therapy to sclerotherapy injections.

Before and Afters

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is an injectable solution directly administered into the vein through a needle and syringe. The solution destroys the blood vessel, causing it to become fibrous and disappear over time. Side effects can include discoloration of the skin.

Varicose Vein Treatments

Endovenous Treatment for Varicose Veins

Endovenous laser vein treatment is an alternative to target varicose veins that were once only treatable by surgery. This procedure uses a small laser fiber placed inside the vessel allowing delivery of pulses of laser light that collapse the vein. Studies suggest Endovenous lasers are effective 98% of the time in treating varicose veins. Patients also report less pain and a quicker recovery than with ligation and stripping.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is another option for large varicose veins. The principle is similar to Endovenous laser. A small catheter delivers radiofrequency energy (instead of laser energy) directly into the vein wall, causing it to heat up and collapse. After about a year, the vein disappears. The results are comparable to vein surgery, but there is less risk and pain.

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