Varicose Veins Treatment in Monroe, LA
Varicose veins can be painful, but even without this symptom, these veins are a cosmetic concern for many men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. Fortunately, you can do something about your varicose veins. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers varicose vein treatments to eliminate the problem.
What Are Varicose Veins?
The veins in your body normally sit below the surface and are not visible. When blood collects in the veins due to venous insufficiency, the veins swell and become visible. Some varicose veins do not cause any symptoms while others cause discomfort. The primary reasons to seek treatment, however, are the cosmetic effects of varicose veins. The gnarled and bulging look of varicose veins makes many people feel uncomfortable. Additionally, once the veins are treated, blood flows more efficiently through surrounding veins.
How Do I Know If I Have Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins have a distinct appearance.
- Bulging, twisting veins just below the skin
- Blue or purple
You may have some symptoms, such as:
- Heavy feeling in the legs
What Are the Benefits of Varicose Veins Treatment?
- Minimally-invasive technique
- Eliminates veins with just one treatment
- Improves the aesthetics of the treatment area
- Improves blood flow
How Does Varicose Veins Treatment Work?
Dr. Hopkins recommends sclerotherapy for varicose veins. The treatment involves injections of a chemical that destroys the vein. Blood is naturally rerouted through surrounding veins.
What Should I Expect from Varicose Veins Treatment?
After the injections, it will take time for the vein to disappear. Dr. Hopkins may recommend steps to take to prevent new varicose veins from developing, such as wearing compression stockings and elevating your feet.
How Much Does Varicose Veins Treatment Cost in Monroe, LA?
The cost of varicose veins treatment varies by person, so we can best provide the information at the time of your appointment. Once you know the cost, you can decide if you want to proceed with the treatment.
Be Healthy, Be Beautiful. Contact Hopkins Dermatology Today.
Having varicose veins is why many people avoid wearing certain types of clothing. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers varicose veins treatments for men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. To learn more, contact us to schedule an appointment.