Spider Veins Specialist

Dallas Vein Institute

Varicose Vein Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Spider veins, medically known as telangiectasia, are small, weblike veins that typically appear in the legs. Although spider veins are tiny, they’re often quite embarrassing and irritating. Sometimes, spider veins can grow quite large and cause bleeding, cramping, pain, and a heavy feeling in your legs. At Dallas Vein Institute in Dallas, Texas, interventional radiologist Dev Batra, MD, offers spider vein treatments to improve your appearance and comfort level at the same time. Book online or call the office to schedule your appointment now.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are small, threadlike veins that usually occur in clusters. This type of vein is usually red, purple, or blue and is most common on the surface of your legs. Spider veins can occur alongside varicose veins and other chronic venous insufficiency issues, but may also occur independently. 

Although spider veins usually aren’t a serious health issue, they’re often quite distressing in terms of cosmetic appearance. Occasionally, spider veins can cause discomfort, itchiness, cramping, or heavy legs, similar to varicose vein symptoms. If spider veins grow very large, they may cause bleeding.

What should I do if I have spider veins?

If you have spider veins that you want removed for cosmetic reasons, or if your spider veins make you uncomfortable physically, it’s best to reach out to Dallas Vein Institute for an evaluation as soon as you can. 

During your appointment, you have a comprehensive exam using state-of-the-art equipment. Usually, Dallas Vein Institute providers can diagnose spider veins visually. You may also have tests such as a pulse check, blood pressure check, and vascular ultrasound if you have symptoms of vein disease. 

What is the best treatment for spider veins?

Dallas Vein Institute believes in evidence-based and clinically proven care, so they use the gold standard solution for spider veins: sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosing agent directly into your spider veins. 

The sclerosant sets off a series of immediate biological responses including vein lining irritation, dehydration, and vein tissue shriveling. With sclerotherapy, you can see results right away. In many cases, you need just one or two sessions to eliminate spider veins with sclerotherapy. 

Is laser treatment effective for spider veins?

Clinical evidence proves that sclerotherapy is far superior to laser treatment of spider veins in almost all cases. The advantages of sclerotherapy over laser treatment for spider veins include:

  • Treating bigger and deeper veins
  • Being less expensive
  • Giving faster results
  • Needing fewer treatment sessions
  • Providing more comfortable treatments
  • Being able to combine it with varicose vein treatment, to remove small vein branches

There are limited circumstances in which laser treatment is superior for spider veins, such as allergies to sclerosant solutions or severe needle phobias. 

Book your appointment online or call Dallas Vein Institute to get spider vein sclerotherapy in Dallas now.