Skilled Treatment for Spider Veins in South Carolina

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At Espinoza Vein Institute, we are dedicated exclusively to the treatment of venous disorders and diseases. Your satisfaction is a priority, as well as identifying the underlying condition that produces spider veins. Dr. Espinoza is a licensed phlebologist and one of the only specialists in South Carolina with extensive ultrasound training. He carries certification in Registered Vascular Technology (RVT) and a Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS).

Our compassionate team offers a wide variety of spider vein treatments, from lifestyle modifications to laser therapy. Looking and feeling good are the happy outcomes of being healthy, and we want you to experience the difference in our spider vein treatment. We're proud to serve patients in Lexington and across South Carolina. Call to schedule your consultation today and take the first step toward getting the spider vein treatment you deserve!


What are Spider Veins?

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Medically known as telangiectasias, spider veins are tiny visible veins that resemble a web on the skin's surface. They are usually not painful or bulging like varicose veins, but they can indicate an underlying venous disease that is more serious. Most are located on the legs, but sometimes they show up on the face, hands, or chest. Spider veins have mild symptoms of discomfort, but in many cases, the cosmetic factor can affect your quality of life.

Causes & Symptoms

When the valves inside a vein stop working correctly, the blood pools can cause a bulge that branches outward. Spider veins are primarily isolated to specific areas, and they can indicate the presence of other vein disorders. If you have any of these causes or symptoms, it is essential to schedule a visit with our spider vein specialist right away.

Causes of Spider Veins

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Prolonged Standing
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone Changes
  • Underlying Vein Condition
  • Obesity

Symptoms of Spider Veins

  • Restless legs
  • Pain & Cramping
  • Itchiness
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Leg or Ankle Swelling
  • Achiness
  • Throbbing or Heaviness

The sooner we can diagnose venous disease, the earlier we can deliver treatment for optimal results. When we provide a clear and precise diagnosis, we can identify the conditions that help you achieve authorization for treatment costs from your insurance provider, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other PPOs and HMOs. Our friendly team understands how a successful procedure can benefit your overall health, so we work hard to find financing solutions that fit your budget.

Personalized Diagnosis & Treatment for Spider Veins

Our IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) approved vascular lab is an advanced treatment facility where we administer the highest level of care. We begin our assessment with a complete history of your condition and a physical exam of your legs.

A vascular ultrasound will determine the amount of blood flow in your vessels and document the presence of disease. Dr. Espinoza will analyze all the collected information and create a detailed spider vein treatment plan customized to your needs. Some of our options include:

Sclerotherapy: Sclerotherapy is a solution is injected into the veins using a visual, transilluminated, or ultrasound-guided method. The vein walls swell and stick together, stopping the flow of blood. In a few weeks, the vein fades. However, the treatment may need to be repeated in the future.

Clarivein®: Clarivein® is an endovenous treatment that is safe, effective, and minimally invasive. A thin, flexible wire is inserted into the vein and rotated to distribute a sclerosing solution that irritates the vessel walls. The walls then stick together and collapse, gradually being absorbed by the body.

Endovenous Techniques: Endovenous Techniques consist of a laser or radiofrequency directed through a fiber to apply head or sound waves into the vein. This treatment requires making a small incision using local anesthesia, and it can take several months for the veins to disappear.

Venotonics: These are medicinal supplements that can help alleviate venous diseases. Taking them before, during, and after ablation therapies will cause veins to contract and reduce blood volume. There are several different types, and Dr. Espinoza can determine which ones will benefit your condition the most.

Lifestyle Modifications: Certain changes can help prevent new veins and stop existing ones from getting worse. Regular exercise, wearing sunscreen, and wearing compression stockings can help.

Your Trusted Spider Vein Clinic in South Carolina

Espinoza Vein Institute is proud to offer state-of-the-art vascular care in the communities we serve. We have a passion for fast, effective, comfortable treatments that relieve your symptoms and improve your health.

If you are suffering from symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, we make it easy to receive the spider vein treatment you need in South Carolina from our Lexington office. Our advanced vascular lab and specialized procedures combine perfectly with our abilities to ensure you get the most from your insurance plan benefits. We are knowledgeable and experienced in receiving authorization and payments, allowing you to focus on your healing. Schedule your consultation with our South Carolina vein specialist today!