We Can Treat Your Vein Problems
Everyone wants to be able to confidently wear shorts in public or a swimsuit at the pool, but varicose and spider veins may make you reluctant to do so. If you are ashamed of your visible veins, seek treatment at Tru-Skin Dermatology. We proudly serve patients from throughout the Lone Star State who want to minimize or eliminate the appearance of enlarged, dilated blood vessels on their legs and other areas of their bodies. Our team consists of board-certified doctors and dermatologists who are committed to your physical and emotional well-being, so we will propose solutions that help you look and feel your best. Call today to learn more about the causes of vein issues and how we can treat them.
The Differences Between Spider and Varicose Veins
Spider veins and varicose veins are both the result of malfunctioning valves in the blood vessels, but they materialize in different forms. Varicose veins are large, twisting blood vessels that bulge through the skin and typically occur in the legs. In addition to being unsightly, they are often also painful and may be indicative of other health problems. Spider veins are considerably smaller than their varicose counterparts. They usually appear as thin lines or webs near the skin’s surface. In most cases, spider veins are not a health risk, but we regularly treat them for cosmetic reasons.
Understanding the Causes of Vein Issues
Spider veins often occur due to a backflow of blood in one’s veins caused by damaged valves. The walls of these veins distend as blood collects, increasing their size and making them visible through the skin. If smaller veins are also involved, you may notice a purple, blue, or red web-like appearance. Common risk factors include hormonal changes, prolonged sitting or standing, obesity, smoking, pregnancy, and aging.
Varicose veins are the result of venous insufficiency. When veins fail to return blood to the heart efficiently, that blood begins to pool. This causes enlarged, bulging veins. As a result, sufferers may experience swelling, aches and pains in their legs, itching, and skin discoloration.
Our Dermatologists Will Accurately Diagnose Your Condition
Before beginning treatment for your venous troubles, we will schedule a consultation at one of our offices in Central Texas. This appointment will allow our doctors to understand your symptoms and perform a physical exam to understand any underlying health issues. A diagnostic assessment will help us devise a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
Tru-Skin Dermatology Offers Various Vein Treatment Options
Our experts will customize a treatment regimen that may include one or more approaches to correcting your spider or varicose veins. We want to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process, so we may suggest a combination of home and in-office solutions aimed at minimizing the appearance of your veins and addressing any potential health issues. Common vein treatment options include:
- Home Treatment – For patients with mild spider and varicose veins, we may suggest exercise, leg elevation, and avoiding long periods of sitting or standing.
- Compression Stockings – These accessories can treat both spider and varicose veins by providing symptomatic relief. However, they alone cannot remove varicose veins.
- Sclerotherapy – Also effective for both vein issues, this procedure involves injecting sclerosant into the vein to close it.
- Cutera Excel V Coolview – This high-performance laser system helps to treat superficial spider veins, making them less noticeable. This treatment option is currently only available at our Austin location.
Contact Tru-Skin Dermatology Today
If you have spider or varicose veins, you should seek treatment for the sake of your health and appearance. Individuals in Central Texas have long benefited from the vein treatments offered at Tru-Skin Dermatology. We have offices in Austin, Bastrop, Bulverde, Cedar Park, Hallettsville, and La Grange, TX to serve you, so contact us today for an appointment.