Spider veins and varicose veins are common problems that can create an unsightly appearance of the skin in the affected areas, and may also cause discomfort.
Dr. Gregg Reger is a dedicated laser and vein specialist providing innovative and advanced vein treatments through his state of the art practice and medical spa to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding communities and cities across the horizon.
Sclerotherapy for Spider Veins
Sclerotherapy is a time-tested injectable procedure to treat spider veins. The treatment provider will inject an FDA approved sclerosing solution directly into the affected veins. The solution works quickly to irritate the inner lining of the blood vessels, leading to their gradual collapse and closure. The blood gets rerouted through surrounding healthy veins.
After the in-office sclerotherapy procedure, the patient will be required to wear compression stockings for several weeks to achieve permanent results. Most of the treated spider veins will completely disappear in about four to six weeks after sclerotherapy procedure. The simple, injectable procedure avoids the risks and complications typically associated with a surgery.
Sclerotherapy can be performed with minimal discomfort for the patient by a skilled vein treatment provider. The procedure involves no downtime, and is considered the safest and most effective spider vein removal procedure by vascular specialists around the world.
Varicose Vein Treatments
Dr. Reger’s cosmetic practice and medical spa is equipped to provide cutting edge treatments for varicose veins. Dr. Reger will create a customized treatment plan depending on the unique condition of the patient and the extent of varicose veins. Dr. Reger’s goal will be to eliminate varicose veins without surgery and involving minimal discomfort or downtime.
Dr. Reger offers both endovenous laser ablation and ambulatory phlebectomy to treat varicose veins. Foam sclerotherapy may also be used in some cases. Dr. Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other areas in this part of the country for spider vein and varicose vein removal procedures.
Endovenous Laser Ablation
This is an advanced laser based procedure to remove varicose veins in a non-surgical way. The vascular specialist will create a small entry point in the skin, and use ultrasound guidance to introduce a thin laser fiber into the affected vein. As the laser energy is emitted through the fiber, it will generate controlled heat and cause the targeted vein to seal shut.
Treated veins are gradually reabsorbed by the body and the blood flow is rerouted through surrounding healthy veins. The procedure can be performed in-office, using only a local anesthestic, and the patient can immediately resume their normal routine.
Dr. Reger may apply ambulatory phlebotomy procedure selectively in locations where the varicose veins are bulging significantly above the skin’s surface. Tiny one millimeter punctures will be created along the side of the bulging segment of the vein, and the targeted vein will be carefully removed through the small incision.
The procedure does not involve any sutures or general anesthesia, which makes it a safe, in-office treatment. Patient will remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Within a month after the treatment, the removed vein as well as the tiny incision will not be visible any longer.
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.