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A Comprehensive Guide to Vein Therapy in Texas

December 19, 2020

​A summary of vein therapy in Texas options.

There’s a common misconception that the vein treatment process for varicose and spider veins is complex, challenging, risk, and surgical. That may have been true a few decades ago when vascular surgeons could only treat red-purple leg veins with surgical treatments. But vein doctors now treat varicose and spider veins using in-office and outpatient minimally invasive procedures that conclude within an hour with no complications or downtime. As such, you have nothing to fear from vein therapy in Texas.

Minimally invasive vein treatments usually conclude within an hour with no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately. The treatments are also simple — they might involve a small incision or injection, but no major surgical procedures. The vein care process causes no pain and discomfort during or after the treatment. As such, if you have varicose and spider veins, you shouldn’t hesitate to consult vein doctors providing minimally invasive vein treatments.

Most of the fear of vein treatments comes from false assumptions and uncertainty. This article aims to dispel that uncertainty — we provide a detailed step-by-step overview of what you can expect from vein therapy in Texas. The following is a quick summary of the varicose and spider veins treatment process:

  • Step 1: An initial consultation with vein doctors to inspect varicose and spider veins.
  • Step 2: Duplex ultrasound and other screening tests to identify underlying vein disease.
  • Step 3: Curating a minimally invasive vein treatment plan for varicose and spider veins.
  • Step 4: Minimally invasive vein treatment options for underlying vein disease.
  • Step 5: Minimally invasive vein treatment options for the superficial varicose and spider veins.
  • Step 6: Resume your daily activities immediately after the vein treatment.

Step 1: An initial consultation with vein doctors to inspect varicose and spider veins.

In most cases, varicose and spider veins are caused by underlying venous insufficiency, a circulatory disorder wherein blood accumulates in your leg veins due to weakened vein valves. The accumulation of blood in your leg veins leads to increased pressure on the walls of the leg veins, leading to dilated varicose and spider veins. However, it’s important to note that vein disease is often — not always — the root cause of varicose and spider veins. That’s why the initial consultation must start with a careful inspection of your leg veins. You must go to a reputable vein center where the vein doctors carefully inspect your leg veins to look for the signs of vein disease, such as throbbing leg veins, leg ulcers, leg heaviness, etc. They’ll also ask you about your symptoms.

The vein treatment process for varicose and spider veins is simple and straightforward. This article provides a comprehensive guide to vein therapy in Texas.

Step 2: Duplex ultrasound and other screening tests to identify underlying vein disease.

A visual inspection gives the vein doctors a strong indication of your overall vascular health, but the diagnosis doesn’t end there. The leading vein doctors also conduct a thorough diagnostic test known as duplex ultrasound. This is a vascular imaging test that produces a visual image of the blood flow in your leg veins, revealing the diseased vein responsible for the circulation problems. Identifying the diseased saphenous vein helps the vascular surgeons curate the ideal vein treatment plan.

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Step 3: Curating a minimally invasive vein treatment plan for varicose and spider veins.

After the diagnosis, the vein doctors will curate a minimally invasive vein treatment plan for your varicose and spider veins. You must find vein doctors who patiently discuss your treatment options and consider your insurance plans to make a final decision. If you have underlying vein disease, the vein treatment plan should include radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or VenaSeal. If you don’t have underlying vein disease, the vein treatment may only include sclerotherapy.

Step 4: Minimally invasive vein treatment options for underlying vein disease.

Your vein treatment will start with the primary minimally invasive vein treatment for the underlying disease. During radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation, the vein doctor will create an incision on the skin’s surface to insert a catheter into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. The vein doctor will deliver thermal or laser energy into the diseased vein’s walls to collapse the problematic vein, restoring smooth blood circulation to the heart. During VenaSeal, the vein doctor will simply inject a medical adhesive into the saphenous vein to fuse its walls, turning it into a hardened tissue that eventually gets absorbed by the body.

Step 5: Minimally invasive vein treatment options for the superficial varicose and spider veins.

The primary vein treatment will be followed by a cosmetic procedure to remove the superficial varicose and spider veins from the skin’s surface. Sclerotherapy is widely considered the most effective spider vein treatment. The vein doctor injects a medicine called sclerosant into the spider veins to fuse their walls, turning them into hardened tissues that eventually get absorbed by the body. The accumulated blood reroutes to healthier veins and restores effective blood circulation in your veins.

Step 6: Resume your daily activities immediately after the vein treatment.

Minimally invasive vein treatments usually conclude within 30 to 60 minutes and involve no downtime. The vein doctors will provide some post-treatment recovery guidelines and allow you to resume your daily activities immediately.

Schedule an appointment with vascular surgeons in Texas.

Vein Treatment Clinic is widely considered one of the most reputable vein centers in Texas, led by a highly-dedicated, talented, and compassionate team of vascular surgeons and staff. Our Texas vein center is close to the Galleria shopping mall in Uptown Houston. For more information, please schedule an appointment with our vein doctor today.

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