Spider veins and varicose veins are common problems that can give an unsightly appearance to the skin in the legs, face, and other areas. The positive aspect is that these problems are entirely treatable using judicious, sound, and effective non-surgical vein procedures at a professional vein and vascular practice and medical spa.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides injectable, laser based and other advanced treatments to eliminate unwanted spider veins and restore a smoother, attractive looking skin. Dr. Reger provides these treatments to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other neighborhoods in this area of the country.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
Spider veins are tiny red or purple veins that may appear in the outer thighs, knees, shins and ankles. Dr. Reger recommends sclerotherpay injectable treatment as a minimally invasive, time tested solution to get rid of spider veins. The treatment can be performed in-office without involving any significant discomfort or downtime.
The vein specialist will inject a sterile, FDA approved sclerosing solution directly into the affected veins. The solution will irritate the inner lining of the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and seal permanently. The blood will be re-routed naturally through surrounding healthy veins.
Following the injection procedure, the patient will be required to wear a compression hose for several weeks to allow the closed veins to gradually disappear through the body’s natural absorption process. In about four to six weeks, most of the treated spider veins will be eliminated.
Varicose Vein Removal
Dr. Reger’s practice and medical spa is equipped to provide the latest procedures to treat varicose veins. Dr. Reger will closely evaluate the patient’s specific condition and recommend the most appropriate varicose vein treatment plan. Multiple treatments may be required for different types of varicose veins, including endovenous laser ablation, foam sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy. No surgery and no downtime will be involved.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
The vein specialist will make small incision in the affected area to introduce a thin laser fiber guided by ultrasound into the targeted varicose vein. The laser energy is will disrupt the diseased blood vessels and cause the vein to seal shut. The blood will be re-routed through surrounding healthier veins for improved circulation. Treated veins will be gradually reabsorbed by the body.
This procedure may be recommended for specific varicose veins that significantly bulge above the skin’s surface. Dr. Reger will perform ambulatory phlebectomy by creating 1mm punctures along the side of the bulging segment of the vein. The affected veins will be gently removed through the 1mm incisions.
No sutures will be required to close the tiny incisions, and the patient will remain comfortable during the treatment. At the one-month follow up visit to Dr. Reger’s medical spa, both the removed vein and the 1mm incisions will typically not be visible. The skin’s surface will be appear normal and healthy.
Patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art treatments for spider veins and varicose veins from Dr. Reger.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.