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Laser Vein Treatment Northern Virginia
Prominent spider veins and varicose veins can disrupt the uniform beauty of the legs and face, and can cause you to feel less confident about your appearance. Laser vein treatment and injections at Dr. Mountcastle’s Northern Virginia practice can eliminate spider veins and help you to feel comfortable in your skin. By allowing Dr. Mountcastle to examine your skin and vein health, you can discuss your symptoms and goals with him, while learning about treatment options. He will guide you toward the procedure that will improve not only your appearance, but your daily quality of life. Contact us today to learn more.
Spider veins, the red, blue, or purple veins that can appear as clusters on your legs and face, can be unsightly and may occasionally itch or cause other types of discomfort. They are typically caused by heredity, being overweight, and pregnancy.
Treatments for Spider Veins
If you experience spider veins, Dr. Mountcastle can aid you in restoring the beauty of your skin. Whether spider veins cause an aesthetic issue, or a more pressing health concern, we offer:
- Sclerotherapy, a treatment involving a series of injections of a solution called Asclera, one of the only two FDA-approved medications for the treatment of spider veins. It has a very high success rate and includes anesthetic properties, which may make treatment more comfortable for patients.
- VeinGogh™, a minimally invasive treatment that utilizes Microburst Technology, a powerful and revolutionary frequency regulator that achieves fixed amplitude energy, allowing controllable heating of vessels without significant discomfort or visible damage to the surrounding tissue.
Varicose veins are the bulging networks of tangled veins that can appear on your legs in a dark blue or purple color. Varicose veins look unsightly, but they also have the potential to result in dangerous health risks, including deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, and ulcers. Symptoms include itching, a heavy feeling in your legs, cramping, and pulsating. You may experience this issue as a result of heredity, carrying excess weight, pregnancy, or the natural aging process.
Treatments for Varicose Veins
We offer two types of treatments for varicose veins:
- VNUS Closure, which uses radiofrequency waves to close varicose veins.
- Microphlebectomy treatment, which removes varicose veins through tiny punctures.
Varicose Veins and Pregnancy
Varicose veins are often a side effect of pregnancy. You may develop this issue for a variety of reasons while pregnant. Throughout your pregnancy, gaining weight increases the pressure on your legs, causing your blood circulation to slow down. Meanwhile, your blood volume increases, and certain hormones may cause your vessels to dilate. If varicose veins develop, we will offer appropriate treatment to remove your varicose veins after you have delivered.
Restless Leg Syndrome
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night because of strange sensations that occur in your legs, you are probably suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). Because many individuals with RLS also suffer from varicose veins, speaking with Dr. Mountcastle about potential treatment options may offer hope for achieving a more restful night’s sleep.
Vein issues can be complex, and we are glad to help you understand you condition. We invite you to visit our vein FAQ (frequently asked questions) page, or contact us today to schedule a consultation.