Best Treatment for Spider Veins in Southwest Louisiana
What are spider veins?
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are small, broken veins in the legs. In some cases, spider veins may occur in other places of the body besides the legs. If you believe you may have spider veins, an evaluation with a vein specialist is the first step to getting a diagnosis and determining your treatment options. Dr. Fastabend and his team of vein specialists at the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana have many years of experience helping patients safely remove spider veins.
Most cases of spider veins are not a serious health problem. It’s considered a cosmetic concern, but we feel its important to address these veins sooner, rather than later because they can progress to more serious vein disorders.
What causes spider veins?
Spider veins may be caused by:
- Prolonged sitting or standing
What are the symptoms of spider veins?
Spider veins are usually red, blue or purple, and look like colored threads running just beneath your skin. In most cases, there are no other symptoms, although some patients experience mild pain at the location.
How are spider veins treated?
At the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana, our dedicated team of vein experts can diagnose your spider veins during a physical exam. After a diagnosis has been made, there are several treatment options for spider veins, depending on their size. We are pleased to offer in-office treatment for spider veins using sclerotherapy.
If you are experiencing symptoms of spider veins, visit the Vein Center of Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Fastabend is Louisiana’s only full-time, comprehensive vein specialist who exclusively focuses on vein care. Utilizing advanced, minimally-invasive vein treatment options, Dr. Fastabend offers innovative and results-driven care for the full range of vein problems. Call us today at 337.312.VEIN or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.