Spider veins are clusters of red, blue, and purple veins that appear on ‘visible’ areas of the body like the face, legs, and ankles. The condition is quite common in women, and around half of the adult female population seems to suffer from it. But men are afflicted also, and there are treatments available. Looking for solutions to treat spider veins near Taylor, TX? The closest option is Austin Vein Specialists. Spider Vein Treatment involves injecting the bothersome veins with a sclerosing solution. This causes the veins to collapse and slowly fade away. This treatment is also called sclerotherapy.
You do not require an anesthetic for the procedure. At Austin Vein Specialists, our practitioner will inject your afflicted area with a sclerosant called Asclera using an extremely fine needle. This process triggers a reaction within the vein. It turns into a scar and the venous material is absorbed back into the body. Austin combines this therapy with ultrasound imaging so that we target exactly the right area. The extent of the treatment depends on the extent of your condition. Normally, one square inch of skin requires one injection, and a session takes up to an hour.
Again, the number of sessions required by a patient depends on how severe his or her veins are. Sclerotherapy is suitable for most people, with the exception of pregnant or breastfeeding women. Most patients return to normal daily activity immediately after treatment. However, your doctor may recommend that you wear compression stockings or support bandages for up to two weeks afterward.
Austin Vein Specialists differs from other medical centers in a number of respects. It was founded by Joel G. Gotvald. He earned his reputation by training for six years at medical centers in Dallas and Houston. He has also served the medical community as a physician for over fifteen years and is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of circulatory problems. Gotvald’s aim is the satisfaction of every patient, whom he sees and treats personally.
He employs only clinical personnel who have the highest credentials in the treatment of veins; RVT (Registered Vascular Technologists) and RVPI (Registered Physicians in Vascular Interpretation). The methodologies in use at the center do not only address the cosmetic issues of the patient but identify and treat underlying venous disorders that might be contributing to the problem. For instance, ‘feeder’ veins often pump blood into areas afflicted by spider veins.
At Austin, we combine sclerotherapy with other state-of-the-art venous treatments. We use a device called a Vein Viewer to identify and deal with feeder’s veins, a device developed originally for use in phlebology. The Vein Viewer works by casting a subcutaneous or ‘skin-deep’ image onto the surface of the skin. The practitioner is then able to identify feeder veins and even blood clots. The feeder’s veins are sealed off with a cryo laser, and blood clots are vacuumed.
There are few risks and side effects associated with Taylor Spider Vein Treatment. The appearance, or not, of new veins afterward depends much on the lifestyle of the patient. The doctors at Austin Vein Specialists are on hand to advise you. Contact us here or call 512-339-9100 today.