Spider Vein Removal in Sugar Land, TX
People who suffer from spider veins in the Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas areas, rely on the high quality care of Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery. Spider Veins are caused by venous reflux disease. The veins have small flaps that work to keep blood flowing back to the heart. When these flaps fail to close, the blood flows backward and pools under the skin. As the veins below the valve fill with too much blood, they swell. The swelling puts pressure on the veins, and they become damaged. Two of the most common signs of venous reflux disease are Spider Veins and varicose veins. Spider Veins appear as small web-like clusters of red, purple or blue veins. Spider Veins are most common on the legs.
What happens during treatment for Spider Veins by Dr. David Stapenhorst?
The goal of treatment for Spider Veins is to close off the damaged veins. Once the veins are closed, the body re-routes the blood through healthier veins. Dr. Stapenhorst uses two methods for treating Spider Veins. With sclerotherapy, a special solution is injected into the damaged veins. The solution causes the veins to collapse, and eventually disappear. In general, Dr. Stapenhorst uses one injection for every inch of Spider Veins.
Dr. Stapenhorst also uses laser treatments for Spider Veins. Dr. Stapenhorst uses a handheld device to emit laser energy through the skin. The laser destroys the damaged veins. Laser treatments for Spider Veins may take two or three sessions for best results.
When can normal activities resume after treatment for Spider Veins?
Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients that they need to resume normal activities slowly after treatments for Spider Veins. During the first week, patients are encouraged to walk, but more strenuous activities should be avoided. The patient may begin increasing the level of activity a couple of weeks after the Spider Vein treatment.
Is there any pain associated with the treatment for Spider Veins?
Patients typically experience mild pain after their treatments for Spider Veins. Other post-treatment symptoms include tenderness and swelling.
How much does Spider Vein Treatment cost in Sugar Land, TX?
Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.