As stay-at-home restrictions end, we are thrilled to welcome you back to our office! We are doing everything possible to maintain the health and safety of each patient. If you would like to schedule or if you have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call. Thank you for your continued trust and support. To learn more about what changes we have implemented to accommodate new city and state regulations please CLICK HERE

Spider Vein Basics

Spider Veins Houston TX | Spider Veins Treatment

If you are scared of household spiders, then you might be equally as scared of spider veins. Spider veins or telangiectasias are small thin blood vessels underneath the skin that typically look like a series of thin branches or a spider web. Although spider veins typically aren’t as painful or noticeable as varicose veins, they can cause symptoms such as aching, swelling, leg-cramping, and burn. To help you understand a little bit more about spider veins, let’s take a closer look at some of the basics.

Spider Veins Are Common

Spider veins aren’t necessarily something you talk to strangers about or even friends about at the dinner table. So, you might know more people who have spider veins than you may be aware of. Spider veins are extremely common and affect nearly half of the population of adults in the United States.

How Are They Caused?

Spider veins are caused when there is a backflow of blood in the veins. This condition is called “venous reflux.” As the blood collects in the veins, their walls distend and lead to spider veins.

They Are All Over the Body

Unlike varicose veins that are primarily on the feet, calves and feet, spider veins can be on the legs, face, genitals, and abdomen.

There Are Several Treatments

Here at Vein Center Houston, we offer patients a variety of spider vein treatments. Depending on the severity of your spider veins, we may recommend that you make simple lifestyle changes like weight loss and regular exercise. If these changes don’t work, we may also recommend either compression stockings or a treatment called sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a treatment that involves injecting the affected veins with a solution like saline. Once they are injected, it causes them to collapse and ultimately dissolve.

If you suffer from spider veins, our staff at Vein Center Houston can help. Are you ready to learn more about our treatment options? Contact our Houston office at 713.349.8346 to schedule a consultation today.

Posted in: Spider Veins

Contact Us

Quick Contact

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


11221 Katy Freeway Suite 115
Houston, TX 77079
West University
5585 Weslayan
St Houston, TX 77005
635 Medical Parkway
Brenham, TX 77833

The information on this website is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

Vein Center Houston is proud to announce a merger with Texas Vein & Wellness Institute

To schedule an appointment or learn more please call us at 281-888-1464 or visit us at