Leg vein woes prompt residents to seek treatment
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.