At Vein Center Houston, we strive to maintain complete patient satisfaction using modern and minimally invasive techniques. Our services get to the source of uncomfortable symptoms and allow you to feel more confident in your skin. We’ve been serving the Houston area for more than twenty years and are proud to offer the following vein treatments.
Some varicose veins that sit near the surface of the skin are too large to treat with sclerotherapy. Ambulatory phlebectomy may be the ideal treatment for such veins. This minimally-invasive procedure is also sometimes called microphlebectomy. Treatment is performed through small incisions that heal nicely without the need for stitches.
Cutaneous Laser Therapy
Cutaneous laser therapy, or simply laser therapy, is a common treatment for spider veins, the small clusters of web-like vein structures that lie just beneath the surface of the skin. In our practice, we often recommend cutaneous laser therapy for the treatment of spider veins in the lower legs or around the ankles. This treatment is also suitable for facial spider veins. Facial skin is more delicate, and the laser is gentle enough to destroy veins without damaging surrounding tissue. The laser quickly and efficiently closes off these veins so the body can absorb them and send blood elsewhere.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
A blood clot in a deep vein can be painful and concerning. Also referred to simply as DVT, deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that sits far beneath the skin’s surface. This condition usually develops in the lower extremities, but could occur anywhere in the body. The concern regarding deep vein thrombosis is that the blood clot will dislodge from the peripheral vein and move to the lung, resulting in pulmonary embolism and the need for emergency care.
Treatment for deep vein thrombosis focuses on the prevention of pulmonary embolism and additional blood clots. We also want to prevent the clot from getting bigger. DVT treatment options include blood-thinning medication, compression stockings, and surgery. A specialist develops the most appropriate treatment protocol based on each patient’s individual circumstances.
Endovenous Laser Ablation Surgery (ELAS)
Endovenous Laser Ablation Surgery is a minimally-invasive outpatient treatment that closes a problem vein in which valves no longer push blood forward. It is referred to as a surgical procedure but does not require anesthesia or sedation. Patients experience minimal discomfort during the ultrasound-guided procedure and are able to drive themselves home after their appointment.
One of the most well-known vein treatments, sclerotherapy has achieved outstanding results for many years. It is known as one of the most effective treatments for varicose veins in the feet and hands. The minimally-invasive procedure can also successfully treat some leg veins. Treatment takes less than an hour in most cases and involves a number of injections into the problematic vein. Over time, the vein closes and circulation is rerouted to a healthy vein.
Sclerotherapy For Leg Veins
Leg veins are not only cosmetically unpleasant but can also cause several uncomfortable symptoms. Sclerotherapy, which is a form of injection therapy, does not require incisions or anesthetic. The procedure is performed in the office and typically takes no more than half an hour. Patients can resume normal activities right away with few side effects.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Problem veins are not always immediately noticeable. They don’t all exist in superficial tissue. That’s why we utilize ultrasound imaging to help guide sclerotherapy procedures when necessary. Ultrasound is painless imaging that shows the location of the dysfunctional vein so the doctor has an accurate map of the treatment area. Used discerningly, ultrasound guidance takes the guesswork out of vein treatments so our patients achieve the best outcomes via brief, effective sessions.
Schedule a Consultation
Varicose veins and spider veins are our specialty. We know how concerning these problems are, and we seek to develop treatment that achieves the best possible outcomes for each of our patients. To learn more about our treatment options, call (713) 349-8346 to schedule a consultation at our Houston office.