The appearance of protruding veins can leave you feeling unhappy with your body. Varicose veins can appear at any time for various reasons and can seriously distract from the beauty of your skin. If you struggle with these veins, a sclerotherapy solution may suit you. At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we’re staffed by industry professionals who can administer this treatment and ensure you get the desired results. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations today.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins form when too much pressure is put on certain parts of your body. These twisted veins invade your skin, particularly as you get older, appearing unpleasant and sometimes accompanied by discomfort. Certain factors, like your age, weight, and genetics, can increase your risk of developing this issue.
How Do We Address Varicose Veins?
Sclerotherapy is a popular treatment for addressing spider and varicose veins. This is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning no hospital stay is required afterward. Once we’re ready to begin, our provider will clean the area around the affected veins and may apply a local anesthetic to numb the area.
Once the area is prepped, we will use a fine needle to inject the sclerosing solution directly into the affected vein. The solution will irritate the vein’s lining, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time, the vein will be reabsorbed by the body and disappear.
What to Expect From Treatment
The amount of sclerosing solution injected and the number of injections required will depend on the size and number of veins being treated. The entire treatment typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, but this time may vary. After the procedure, you may be advised to wear compression stockings to help reduce swelling and improve blood flow. Additionally, you may also be instructed to avoid hot baths, saunas, and excessive sun exposure for a few days.
Find Varicose Veins Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD
If you have varicose veins that you’d prefer to live without, our sclerotherapy treatments can help. These injections can effectively eliminate offshoot veins and give you the clear skin you deserve. Schedule a consultation at one of our locations today to learn more.
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