Spider Vein Treatment
A spider vein/s is a common dermatology concern affecting both women and men, especially after the age of 35 or 40. Tiny web-like clusters of spider veins can make the skin appear unattractive. In a few cases, the condition may cause discomfort in the affected areas if left untreated for long.
Patients in Houston, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Texas, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive sclerotherapy treatment for spider veins from board certified dermatologists Dr. Tri H. Nguyen and Dr. George Hughes III.
A pre-operative consultation is an important component of the overall treatment process in case of spider veins. The treatment provider will closely engage with the patient during the consultation and provide them preparation and care instructions for the pre- and post-treatment periods. A dedicated provider will apprise the patient of various dermatology treatment options and help them make a well-considered choice during the consultation.
A new patient may have doubts or apprehensions about going through an injectable treatment such as sclerotherapy for spider veins. They may also want to learn more about the dermatologist’s qualifications and expertise as well as the facilities and services they offer.
The patient should feel free to ask questions during the consultation process, and satisfy themselves completely before going ahead with sclerotherapy.
The patient should also ask questions about the cost, and seek information about the possibility of health insurance coverage in specific cases of spider veins. They should also seek guidance about getting the procedure financed or the payment options offered by the dermatologist. Potential risks, side effects, downtime, and recovery process should also be clarified during the consultation.
The dermatologist will examine the patient’s overall health condition to determine their candidacy for spider vein treatment. They may look at the past medical records of the patient and review the current condition of the affected sites and the patient’s skin type. Key issues to assess during the consultation may include:
- Whether the patient has undergone a surgical procedure in the past in the area to be treated
- Whether the patient has experienced any injury, pain or skin allergy previously in the affected area
- Whether any type of vein or vascular treatment has been received in the past
- What type of medications and supplements the patient may be currently taking
- Patient’s lifestyle habits such as smoking
- Family history of vein or vascular problems
Examining the Veins
A detailed examination of the spider vein condition will be performed in order to create a custom treatment plan. If the problem is more pervasive, the provider may also look for deeper vein issues.
If any abnormal skin changes, sores or swelling are noticed, it may indicate more serious concerns. Risks factors and treatment planning will be discussed with the patient after the vein condition evaluation. Combined procedures or advanced treatments may be recommended in more severe cases.
For more information on procedures and treatments offered at Texas Surgical Dermatology PA please call 832.663.6566 or click here to contact our dermatologists. Helping patients in Houston, The Woodlands, Springs, Katy and other surrounding areas of Texas.