What are the Dangers of Spider Veins?

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Our experienced providers at Vitality Vein Care understand how frustrating spider veins can be. They show brightly through the skin, creating an unseemly feature that drains patients’ confidence and keeps them from wearing what they like. And since spider veins can be hard to cover up, we're happy to offer sclerotherapy for patients near Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Little Elm, and Pilot Point, TX.

Sclerotherapy is a simple, quick, noninvasive treatment that requires minimal (if any) downtime and can dramatically improve your appearance. If you’d like to learn more, contact our experienced providers or come see us at our practice in Prosper, TX.

What are the dangers of spider veins?

Even though spider veins are unsightly and can diminish many people’s confidence, they may not be cause for concern as they may not be inherently dangerous. However, spider veins may also signify underlying disease or be among the first symptoms of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is a condition in which the veins cannot properly send blood from the legs back to the heart, and it’s generally caused by faulty valves in the veins. This condition worsens if not treated and can lead to potentially serious complications, such as blood clots.

So, it’s important to note if a vein has become significantly swollen, very tender, or warm to the touch, it may indicate a blood clot, which may pose a real risk.

The mention of blood clots isn’t meant to cause undue worry but to further emphasize that it’s always in your best interest to seek a professional medical opinion if you’re worried about a specific issue or have any general concerns. Our team in Prosper is more than happy to clear up any questions or concerns, so for long-lasting wellness and aesthetics, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How can my spider veins be treated?

Sclerotherapy can help our patients enjoy an improved appearance without pain and hassle. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that does not necessitate anesthesia. All we have to do is inject the offending spider veins with a fine-gauge needle containing a sclerosing agent. This sclerosing agent will cause constriction of the targeted veins, shrinking their size and significantly reducing their appearance.

The procedure doesn’t require downtime and doesn't cause pain or tissue damage, though patients may experience some bruising, swelling, or redness for a short period after their sclerotherapy treatment. No special aftercare is required, but we recommend wearing a compression sleeve on the affected body part to speed up your recovery. You should then expect to see your spider veins fading from view over the coming days and weeks. Of course, everyone’s results are as unique as their condition, so it may take two or more sessions to yield the most aesthetic results possible.

Diminish the appearance of spider veins and regain your confidence

Don’t let spider veins throw off your appearance, reduce social comfort, and decrease your self-image or confidence. Through our safe and effective treatment strategies, such as sclerotherapy, our experienced providers can help you enjoy an enhanced appearance and a significant reduction in the visibility of spider veins. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation at Vitality Vein Care in Prosper, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.