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Get Rid of Your Spider Veins Before Summer Arrives

varicose veins | Georgia Dermatology Center | Cumming, GAAn estimated 80 million adults in the U.S. are affected by spider and varicose veins each year. The exact cause of these unwanted veins is unknown; however, contributing factors include heredity, pregnancy, and hormonal changes. The damaged veins become more visible with age. More often than not, varicose veins present cosmetic concerns, but some patients do seek treatment due to medical concerns such disabling pain and ulcers.

Sclerotherapy is a treatment that eliminates varicose and spider veins (blood vessels in the legs). It involves injecting a solution directly into the vein, which causes the vein to scar and collapse. The blood reroutes through healthier veins, and the collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually fades. For those who have unwanted, small varicose veins, sclerotherapy is a good choice. This therapy treats the largest and deeper veins first, followed by the smaller veins. Each sclerotherapy treatment lasts about 20-30 minutes, depending on the severity of the condition. After treatment, veins tend to fade within a few weeks. Some patients may see full results after one month.

The winter months are a perfect time to begin treatment on your legs! You’ll be ready for the spring and summer, and you will be free of those pesky blue varicose veins you long to get rid of. Interested in sclerotherapy treatments? Call our office to learn more about Sclerotherapy or schedule a consultation with Atlanta dermatologist, Dr. Alexander Gross at Georgia Dermatology Center today!

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