Everything You Should Know About Varicose Veins: Causes & Treatments

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Over 20% of adults will develop varicose veins during their lifetime. Varicose veins are visibly swollen veins, often found in the legs and feet, ranging in color from blue to purple. While a relatively common issue, these swollen veins can cause embarrassment as a cosmetic issue or pain and discomfort in more serious cases. Either way, many patients seek treatment from their dermatologist. For varicose vein treatment in San Antonio, the team at Texas Skin & Vein has you covered.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Veins have valves that allow blood to flow back to the heart. These valves can stop working correctly, which causes a backflow of blood, called venous insufficiency. The backflow creates pressure in the vein, which causes it to twist and swell. Often, gravity will affect how seriously the vein swells. This is why varicose veins are typically found in the legs and feet.

What Varicose Vein Treatment Options Does Texas Skin & Vein Offer?

Texas Skin & Vein offers the latest in varicose vein treatment technology. The team will provide a thorough screening to assess which option will work best for you. Some options include:

  • Home Treatment: Minor varicose veins can be managed at home. Typically, this will involve wearing compression socks to encourage blood flow and keep blood from pooling in the legs.
  • Sclerotherapy: During sclerotherapy, a solution containing a chemical called sclerosant is injected into the vein. This causes the vein to scar and the blood to reroute to healthy veins.
  • Endovenous Ablation: Endovenous ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound to cauterize and close off varicose veins, leaving little to no visible scarring.


Contact Texas Skin & Vein for Vein Treatment in San Antonio

When choosing varicose vein doctors in San Antonio, look for recognized experts. Dr. Straight and his Texas Skin & Vein team provide comprehensive varicose vein treatment. We start with a personalized evaluation and finish with top-quality treatment technology. Call 210-907-VEIN (8346) or send us a message to schedule your assessment.

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