Vein Treatment: Vanity or Vitality?
Veins are unsightly, but they can also be a health concern. Both men and women can have vein problems. Shareen Timani, M.D. at Johns Creek Dermatology in Johns Creek, GA, can help you determine the seriousness of your vein-related issues. She treats spider veins in her office setting using sclerotherapy.
Several factors such as age, obesity, medical history, and even genetics increase the likelihood of developing varicose veins or spider veins. Most vein problems appear in the legs but can also appear in other areas of the body.
Johns Creek Dermatology, located north of Atlanta in Johns Creek, can assist you in eliminating those aggravating and ugly spider veins in your legs and on your face. During your consultation, Dr. Timani will analyze your vein problem; and if she determines that you may have varicose veins, she will recommend a specialist.
Spider veins, particularly those on legs can be treated with sclerotherapy. During the sclerotherapy treatment, a sclerosant solution is injected into the affected veins. The solution causes the vein to stick together and shrink. Once this takes place, the body redirects blood to healthy veins and bypasses the abnormal ones. Doctors recommend that patients undergoing this treatment take frequent walks in order to realize the best results following the procedure. You will also be instructed to wear a compression garment for about 2 to 3 weeks following the procedure. Usually, more than one treatment is necessary to completely attack and remove all the spider veins in the legs.
The busy lifestyle many people lead today may be a contributing factor to a vein problem. Because of the recent advancement in the treatment of these conditions, those who suffer can find a solution without having to undergo surgery. Sclerotherapy is approved by the FDA in the United States. Dr. Timani at Johns Creek Dermatology offers private consultations for prospective patients considering any procedure. Individualized treatments are customized to meet the special needs of each patient. Some treatments are covered by insurance, and some are not. Be sure to understand what your insurance pays before you undergo treatment.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results may vary.
If you are tired of looking at spider veins, call Johns Creek Dermatology. Our office is conveniently located in Johns Creek, GA and attracts patients from Alpharetta, Cumming, Roswell, Duluth, Dahlonega, Canton, and Sugarloaf, GA.