Spider Veins Treatment FAQ | El Paso TX

2019-08-19 15:09:00


Spider Veins Treatment FAQ | El Paso TX

What is the difference between spider veins treatment and varicose veins treatment?

Unlike varicose veins that are large, swollen and raised blood vessels, spider veins are smaller dilated or stretched out blood vessels that form a branching pattern on the thigh and lower leg. Spider veins are progressive and can increase in number and visibility if they remain untreated. Since spider veins inhibit the body differently than varicose veins, so does the treatment.

What are the symptoms of spider veins?

People with spider veins often experience pain, aching or cramping in the leg. The visible veins on your thighs can also cause an embarrassment. The burning, heaviness, and tiredness in the legs can cause too much discomfort preventing you from carrying on with your daily activities.

How does spider veins treatment work?

There are two common treatment options form eliminating spider veins – sclerotherapy and laser treatment.

Sclerotherapy works best for medium-sized blood vessels. In this method, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein using a microneedle to cause the veins to shrink, blanch (turn white) and the gradually disappear. After this minimally invasive procedure, you’ll be given compression stockings to wear to help compress the veins and enhance the success of the treatment.

Laser treatment includes a handpiece passing over your skin and the laser light is absorbed by the blood so that the vessels can coagulate and be absorbed by the body. It is a minimally invasive procedure that works best in removing small to medium-sized spider veins. In order to protect your retina and cornea from laser light, your eyes will be covered.

How do I schedule my consultation for spider veins treatment?

By contacting our spider veins specialist in El Paso, TX, you can schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you find relief and get back to your daily activities.

1600 Medical Center Drive
Suite 120
El Paso,TX


Monday 8 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday 8 AM - 5 PM

Wednesday 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

1860 Dean Martin
Suite 103
El Paso, TX


Monday By appointment only
Tuesday By appointment only
Wednesday By appointment only
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday By appointment only
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Desert West Vein & Surgery Center | Atur Kasha, DO

Phone (appointments):  915-260-4602 | Phone (general inquiries): 915-313-9569

Address: 1600 Medical Center Drive. Suite 120, El Paso, TX 79902

Address: 1860 Dean Martin. Suite 103, El Paso, TX 79936