Vein Treatment

Vein Treatment services offered in Fort Worth, TX

Varicose and spider veins may look unsightly and can become uncomfortable and even painful. Whether you want to get rid of your veins for aesthetic reasons or to relieve discomfort, aesthetic specialist Angela Bailey, RN, and her staff at Elite Skin Center in Fort Worth, Texas, can provide an effective alternative to vein surgery. For expert vein treatment, call the office to learn more or request an appointment online today.

Vein Treatment Q & A

Why would I need to undergo vein treatment?

Many people, particularly women, develop veins that are visible under the skin and sometimes bulge out. Smaller, flat webs of veins are known as spider or thread veins.

Spider veins are visible under the skin but aren’t usually painful. They usually affect your legs and face. Spider veins can look unsightly, so many patients seek treatment to improve their appearance.

If you have troublesome spider veins, Elite Skin Center can help. Your provider will discuss treatment options with you in further detail and can answer any questions you may have. They work with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

What causes spider veins?

Spider veins develop because of problems with the valves that control blood flow. If the valves are faulty, blood gets trapped in the vein, eventually causing the vein to enlarge and distort.

Women are more likely than men to develop spider veins, affecting females almost twice as much as males. Your likelihood increases if:

  • You have a genetic history of spider veins
  • You’re overweight 
  • You’re pregnant
  • You’re approaching puberty or menopause
  • You take hormonal birth control or hormone replacement therapy
  • You take other treatments containing estrogen or progesterone
  • Sun damage

Previous blood clots, or scarring of the blood vessels can also damage the valves.

What vein treatments are available?

You can take action to prevent problem veins from getting any worse by:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Losing weight 
  • Avoiding standing or sitting for long periods 
  • Wearing compression socks
  • Elevating your feet

These actions help improve the blood flow, making it easier for blood to get back to your heart and helping prevent new spider veins from forming. If your veins are causing discomfort or you find them unsightly, you can try such medical interventions as:

  • Sclerotherapy and injectables
  • Laser treatments

Elite Skin Center carries out noninvasive treatments for leg and facial veins. They specialize in the treatment of spider veins.

Find out more about vein treatment for troublesome veins by calling Elite Skin Center today or requesting an appointment online.