Improve the appearance of your leg veins today! Dr. Walder and her associate and Dr. Chimento offer the latest techniques in treating leg veins. Sclerotherapy, or leg vein injections, effectively eliminate veins in the upper and lower legs with minimal discomfort. Get the beautiful legs you have always wanted!
What Do Varicose Veins Look Like?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins, typically related to problems with blood circulation. They are most commonly found on the legs and ankles and are not usually dangerous. They appear as twisted, swollen, or gnarled veins just below the surface of the skin and they are much larger and more visible than normal veins. They are generally dark blue or purplish in color and vary in both length and size. Symptoms of varicose veins include a heavy feeling in the legs, leg pain, inflammation, fatigue, burning, or swelling in the ankles. Pain in the calf muscles is often associated with varicose veins as well as skin color changes and dryness and thinning of the skin. The skin around the varicose veins may also feel itchy and may become prone to open sores, scaling, or bleeding after a minor injury.
Unfortunately, the condition may worsen. Sitting or standing for long periods of time may exacerbate the condition. People with varicose veins may suffer from restless leg syndrome or varicose eczema. Varicose veins are more visible when standing due to increased pressure within the veins.
Causes of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are caused by a weakening of the valves in the veins of the legs leading to chronic venous insufficiency. This condition results when the blood flow backs up and pools in the veins because the valves are not working properly. The restricted blood flow produces an increase in pressure against the vascular walls and an enlargement or uneven bulging of the veins themselves.
The Easy Fix
Leg vein injections OR Sclerotherapy, can be easily done in the office with Asclera (polidocanol). This injectable substance provides instant improvement with minimal discomfort as opposed to the traditional hypertonic saline injections. There is significant improvement with each session, however a series of 2-5 treatments is usually needed for the best results. Superficial leg veins can also be treated successfully, non-invasively and with minimal pain using the V-beam vascular laser. Depending on the size, color and depth of the vessels being treated, between 2 and 4 treatments are administered for optimal results. Dr. Diane Walder or one of her associate Dr. Stacy Chimento, may determine if treatment sclerotherapy or V-beam laser would be most appropriate for you. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!