Sclerotherapy treatment for varicose and spider veins in Plano, TX
By Dr. Achtman & Dr. McConnell
Do you hide your legs in pants due to unsightly varicose or spider veins? Thirty to sixty percent of adults experience vein issues. Now you don't have to be embarrassed. Drs. Daniel Achtman and Carmine McConnell offer sclerotherapy treatment in their Plano office.
Varicose versus spider veins
The two types of veins are often confused, but are different. Spider veins, or telangiectasia, are small, dilated superficial veins in red or blue that spread across the legs. Although they generally do not cause discomfort, they are caused by increased pressure on the veins.
Varicose veins, or varicosities, occur when the veins are not working properly. Found in about 25 percent of adults, this problem results in enlarged, overfilled veins. They are usually swollen, raised, and painful. Varicosities may be bluish or red. Causes of varicose veins include:
- Being on your feet for extended periods
- Family history
Sclerotherapy involves injecting the veins with a solution that collapses the vein. Blood is then rerouted to healthier veins. As the blood moves, the discoloration from the spider vein fades, generally within a few weeks of treatment.
Sclerotherapy is usually considered a cosmetic procedure as it is performed to improve the appearance of the veins. It may also help alleviate some of the pain, discomfort, or swelling associated with spider and varicose veins. As a safe treatment option, patients generally experience minimal, if any, side effects such as bruising or redness at the injection site.
Walking and moving your legs helps prevent clots. Wearing compression garments is also recommended. More than one treatment may be needed. There is a 50 to 90 percent improvement rate with sclerotherapy. Laser procedures may also be performed.
For medical or cosmetic services, contact DSA Dermatology today at (972) 362-9567.
At DSA Dermatology, we bring to you the best of not one but three leading dermatologists in Plano TX, Dr. Daniel S. Achtman, Dr. Carmine G. McConnell and Dr. Jordan. Achtman.
Dr. Achtman is a board-certified Dermatologist with over three decades of experience. Having graduated from the medical school of McMaster University, he also studied at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, TX where he also served as Chief Resident in the Department of Dermatology. In addition to possessing extensive training and experience in cosmetic enhancement techniques, Dr. Achtman is widely known as a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin cancers. He is an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Achtman goes the extra mile to understand your medical concerns and to ensure that he helps you meet your unique aesthetic goals.
Dr. Carmine G. McConnell is a board-certified physician in Plano TX. Having been trained at McMaster University, Canada, she went on to earn her board certification in Texas. Having served as Chief of Staff of her department at Plano Medical Center, she has over two decades of experience in practicing medicine in her practice and while assisting Dr. Achtman in the practice of dermatology. In addition to her extensive postgraduate training in laser therapy and aesthetic surgery, among other procedures, she possesses vast experience in both cosmetic dermatological techniques and family medicine. As a conscientious and caring physician, Dr. McConnell provides her patients with customized non-surgical treatments to help address health and aesthetic concerns related to the skin. She is also keen on helping patients understand their skin and how it can be cared for and protected.
Dr. Jordan Achtman is a board-certified dermatologist in DSA Dermatology at Plano, TX. Dr. J. Achtman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at UT Southwestern. His expertise spans general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. J. Achtman also has various special interests including chronic itch, infectious diseases of the skin, and the relationship between mental health and skin health. He is also very keen on helping patients form healthy skincare regimens and habits. In the hands of Dr. J. Achtman, you can be assured of innovative and cutting edge solutions for all your skin concerns.
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