Varicose Veins in Washington, DC
Dr. Yousefi offers treatments for varicose veins in Washington, DC, Arlington, Vienna, and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.
Varicose veins are a common condition resulting from decreased blood flow from the leg up to the heart. In the legs, the blood has to flow upward, against gravity. Normally, the one-way valves prevent the blood from flowing backward. When these valves become weak and don’t close properly, they allow the blood to flow backward, a condition called reflux. The increased pressure from reflux allows blood to pool and causes the bulging and twisting characteristic of the blood vessels known as varicose veins.
Am I a Good Candidate for Varicose Vein Treatment?
Varicose veins affect one out of two people age 50 and above and 15-25 percent of all adults. Varicose veins can cause aching pain, legs that tire easily, and leg heaviness, all of which worsen as the day goes on. Many people who have reduced blood flow in the legs experience these symptoms without the visible varicose veins.
Varicose veins are different from spider veins and, therefore, are treated differently. Most people have a combination of varicose and spider veins. If you have noticed bulging, ropey, or uncomfortable varicose veins, treatment with Dr. Yousefi is an excellent option.
How Is Varicose Vein Removal Performed?
Most varicose veins can easily be treated with vein injections or sclerotherapy. This is a relatively painless procedure that is done in our office or our surgical center. Generally, all of the veins are treated in both legs during each session, with each session lasting about 15-30 minutes depending on the number and size of the veins. Leg stockings are worn for two days after the vein injections.
Some varicose veins can be treated with a laser. It takes about 45 minutes with use of a local anesthetic. Dr. Yousefi will insert a thin laser fiber into the vein through a sheath. The laser light is emitted through the fiber. While you might feel some unfamiliar sensation, it is not painful.
How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment Cost in Washington, DC?
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If you are ready to feel better about yourself with skin rejuvenation, check out our varicose vein treatment before and after photos to see the incredible results you could achieve.
Additional Skin Rejuvenation Treatments
Younger Image Plastic Surgery Center offers plastic surgery and skin rejuvenation treatments and procedures to patients in Washington, DC, Vienna, Arlington, and surrounding areas of Virginia. Dr. Jamal Yousefi and his staff combine personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary results. For more information or to schedule a patient consultation, contact us to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.December 3, 2013