Leg vein woes prompt residents to seek treatment

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As the temperatures warm up, many residents in Glen Ridge enjoy walking and biking through the beautiful community. Unfortunately, some are embarrassed by the appearance of their legs. Even in warm weather, they wear pants to hide leg veins. This is no way to live. Fortunately, there is a vein treatment available at image Dermatology® in Montclair, about a mile away. Dr. Jeanine Downie, a nationally prominent dermatologist, can provide a solution that can restore beauty to the legs as well as renew confidence.

Identifying the veins that can cause woes

Blood vessels under the skin called spider and varicose veins can cause people to shy away from showing off their legs. The web-like veins that are red, purple, and blue are spider veins. Varicose veins are larger swollen and raised blood vessels. Both can appear on the legs and sometimes spider veins appear on the face. About 30 to 60 percent of adults develop spider and varicose veins, but they are more common among women. Besides being unhappy with the appearance of varicose veins, many patients experience leg aching, throbbing, cramping, tingling, burning, and heaviness. They may be more tired than usual.

Learning about the causes of the veins

Occupations can increase the risk of developing varicose veins, especially if when employees are required to stand for long periods. Nurses, factory workers, and hair stylists are just a few jobs that may increase the risk. Other causes include genetics, certain medications, hormones, and health conditions. Some patients inherit varicose veins. Puberty, menopause, and pregnancy can lead to leg veins. Using birth control or increased abdominal pressure can contribute to vein problems.

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Finding a solution

We provide sclerotherapy, which involves injecting a solution into the blood vessels. The solution includes various chemicals as well as lidocaine, local anesthetic that can provide patient comfort during the procedure. A typical session lasts about 20 minutes. We recommend four to six sessions to achieve optimal results. In due course, the veins will disappear. The side effects include mild bruising from 4 to 7 days and that Dr. Downie do this on herself as she stands all the time and to keep her legs looking good.

Residents in Glen Ridge can take a short drive to image Dermatology® for treatment. After achieving their desired results, they can look forward to showing off their legs during the warmer months of the year.

Is it time to show off your legs? Dr. Downie can attest to the results enjoyed after treatment. She no longer wears hosiery to cover her legs. To explore your candidacy for sclerotherapy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Downie. Call (973) 509-6900.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.


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