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A Patient’s Guide to Spider Vein Treatment

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A Patient’s Guide to Spider Vein Treatment

Have you noticed spider veins appearing on your ankles, calves, thighs, or face? Spider veins are usually red, blue, or purple veins that appear on your skin. They may cause you some discomfort, both for their unsightliness and for the symptoms that may accompany them. Symptoms may include aching, burning, or itching. Women are more likely than men to suffer from spider veins, and additional factors such as a family history of vein disease and advancing age (half of those over age 50 suffer some form of vein disease) also contribute.

How can a vein specialist in Flower Mound help Texas residents with spider veins?

There are a number of new, minimally invasive spider vein treatments available. Minimally invasive means the procedures are carried out through only tiny incisions in the skin, resulting in minimal downtime and almost no scarring. A popular choice for spider veins is called sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a treatment in which Dr. Robert Handley, leading vascular doctor in Flower Mound injects a sclerosing solution directly into the problem veins, which causes them to permanently seal shut. The body naturally reroutes the blood through healthy veins in the area, and the closed veins are gradually reabsorbed by the body. Some patients notice immediate results while others notice a more gradual disappearance of their spider veins. Ultimately, however, you’ll experience an improvement in both the appearance of your legs and in your circulation, and any symptoms you may have had with your spider veins will clear up.

After the procedure, Dr. Handley will ask you to wear compression stockings for a period of time, to help ensure the spider veins stay closed and encourage your circulation through other veins. At your follow-up appointment a few weeks later, you and your Flower Mound vein specialist will assess the results and determine if you need any further treatments.

How do I go about pursuing vein disease treatment in Texas?

The best first step is to call our office at 972-410-5757 to set up an appointment for a consultation. We’ll show you around our modern, well-equipped facility and introduce you to our caring staff members. Then Dr. Handley will provide you with a thorough venous health evaluation, including both a visual examination of your spider veins, as well as an ultrasound examination if needed. Painless ultrasound is a way to see the veins we cannot see, that are deep beneath the surface of the skin. In this way, Dr. Handley can assess if there are more serious vein issues that need treatment.

Once your venous health evaluation is completed, together we will work with you to devise a treatment plan that works with your busy schedule and meets both your health and aesthetic objectives. Our procedures can be performed right in our Flower Mound office in about an hour, with no need to visit a hospital or have general anesthetics. This means your treatment will be convenient, safe, and effective, and will be completed in as short a time as possible.

If you have any more questions about spider vein treatment or any of our vein treatments, please let us know. We look forward to meeting you.

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