Vein Treatment

Vein Treatment services offered in Fort Worth, TX

Varicose and spider veins may look unsightly and can become uncomfortable and even painful. Whether you want to get rid of your veins for aesthetic reasons or to relieve discomfort, aesthetic specialist Angela Bailey, RN, and her staff at Elite Skin Center in Fort Worth, Texas, can provide an effective alternative to vein surgery. For expert vein treatment, call the office to learn more or request an appointment online today.

Vein Treatment Q & A

Why would I need to undergo vein treatment?

Many people, particularly women, develop veins that are visible under the skin and sometimes bulge out. Large, bulging veins are called varicose veins; smaller, flat webs of veins are known as spider or thread veins.

Varicose veins are often blue or red, and when severe they can be uncomfortable, causing exhaustion and pain. They usually appear on your legs, but in pregnant women, they can develop above the legs in the buttocks and lower pelvic region.

Spider veins are visible under the skin but aren’t usually painful. They usually affect your legs and face.

Spider veins and varicose veins can look unsightly, so many patients seek treatment to improve their appearance. Large varicose veins sometimes cause severe discomfort that is relieved by vein treatment.

What causes varicose and spider veins?

Varicose and spider veins develop because of problems with the valves that control blood flow. If the valves are faulty, blood gets trapped in the vein, eventually causing the vein to enlarge and distort.

Women are more likely than men to develop varicose veins. Your likelihood increases if:

  • You have a family history of varicose or spider veins
  • You regularly sit or stand for four hours or more at a time
  • You’re overweight 
  • You’re pregnant
  • You’re approaching older age
  • You take hormonal birth control or hormone replacement therapy
  • You take other treatments containing estrogen

Previous blood clots, or scarring of the blood vessels can also damage the valves.

What varicose and spider vein treatments are available?

You can take action to prevent problem veins from getting any worse by:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Losing weight 
  • Avoiding standing or sitting for long periods 
  • Wearing compression socks
  • Elevating your feet

These actions help improve the blood flow, making it easier for blood to get back to your heart and helping prevent new varicose and spider veins from forming. If your veins are causing discomfort or you find them unsightly, you can try such medical interventions as:

  • Sclerotherapy and injectables
  • Endovenous laser treatment 
  • Radiofrequency occlusion
  • Ligation (tying off of a vein) 
  • Stripping (removal of a section of a vein)

Elite Skin Center carries out noninvasive treatments for leg and facial veins.

Find out more about vein treatment for troublesome veins by calling Elite Skin Center today or requesting an appointment online.