When you have a blue veins on your legs, you may think the issue is cosmetic. However, simple vein issues can escalate to becoming more serious in nature. That’s why it is important to see an expert for vein treatment Virginia. We will give you an realistic assessment of whether your issues are cosmetic or more serious in nature. Read below to understand more about vein issues. You may be a candidate for sclerotherapy DC or laser vein treatment Virginia.
Symptoms of Vein and Circulation Issues
Ever notice those swollen bulging dark purple or blue veins on your legs? They’re called varicose veins or spider veins. They develop when the tiny valves inside your vein stopped working and the flow of blood stops causing the dark, blue color. If you are experiencing varicose veins you may develop other symptoms like painful, heavy cramping or itching. It worsen when you stand for a long time. In addition, you may develop ulcers or swelling. Vein problems can be much more than simply a cosmetic issue.
Now at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center we offer two types of treatments to treat your varicose veins. If you have medical conditions and a more serious circulation issues we can also refer you to the best vein doctors in Washington DC. You will want to consult an expert if you undergo sclerotherapy DC or vein treatment Virginia.
How Do Varicose Veins or Spider Veins Develop?
Typically, if you’re in a profession where you stand for long periods of time (hairdresser, doctor, etc.). If you’re in the same position, it reduces the blood flow and can cause circulation issues like varicose veins. You want to make sure that you are changing returning your position of your legs to maintain good flow. Or sitting down versus standing up. You want to also avoid wearing high heel shoes and tight clothes. These types of clothes can restrict your proper circulation and cause varicose veins.
Prevention of Varicose Veins
To prevent varicose veins, wear comfortable shoes, loose clothing and engage in regular exercise. These tips can both improve your muscle tone as well circulation in your legs to reduce and prevent unsightly vans.
However, once varicose vein‘s form it is time to consult a vein doctor. You don’t have to suffer with unsightly or uncomfortable veins anymore.
When you consult with someone that is specialist in varicose vein treatment, you want to discuss the various risk factors for developing spider veins. These include, age, family history, sex, prolonged standing or sitting, and obesity. Discuss your concerns before undergoing treatment. Once treated, varicose veins are cured, but you may still develop more in the future if you don’t change certain aspects of your life style.
How Do You Treat Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?
First, we start with an examination to determine whether your vein issues are medical, cosmetic or both. When you have deeper circulation issues, we will always refer you to a trusted medical specialist. However, if your issues are cosmetic in nature you have several vein treatment Virginia options available.
The gold-standard treatment for varicose veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy DC involves the injection of asclera into the veins. Approximately one injection for every inch of spider vein is needed. The amount we will administer per treatment session depends on your treatment goals and desired outcome. As each area is finished we will apply pressure to the injection site.
The procedure takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the area treated. During the sclerotherpy DC procedure, you will feel small needle pricks and possibly a mild burning sensation. However, for most people the pain is minimal.
Laser Vein Treatments
If your veins are red (rather than blue) in color, you may be a good candidate for laser treatment. Typically red veins will appear on the face, rather than the legs. The red color is usually more superficial and can picked up by a laser. Laser vein treatment is nearly painless, without downtime, and quick procedure. Book your appointment today to determin if you are a good candidate for vein treatment Virginia.
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