Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins in Columbus, OH

Varicose veins are prominent veins just under the skin that have a bulging, bluish appearance. Downtown Dermatology offers sclerotherapy for varicose veins to men and women in the Greater Columbus area.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are veins that have been damaged by the pressure of blood that pools inside the veins. The condition is often noted by:

  • Bulging, bluish appearance just under the skin
  • Pain
  • Cramping
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling in nearby joints
  • Itching

Varicose Veins Treatment Benefits

Treatment for varicose veins at Downtown Dermatology offers the following benefits:

  • Eliminates unsightly, swollen veins
  • Alleviates symptoms
  • Improves circulation

Where Varicose Veins Treatment Be Applied?

At Downtown Dermatology, we offer treatment for varicose veins via sclerotherapy. The treatment can be used on any area of the body that develops varicose veins.

How is Varicose Veins Treatment Administered?

Sclerotherapy for varicose veins involves injecting a special solution into the affected vein. The solution causes the sides of the veins to stick together. Eventually, the vein collapses and dies. Your body absorbs the vein and re-routes blood to healthier veins.

Varicose Veins Treatment Preparation

Dr. Hicks-Graham may want to run some diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause of your varicose veins. In some cases, the condition is a sign of poor circulation related to the heart, diabetes, and other medical issues.

Varicose Veins Treatment Recovery

You will need someone to drive you home after your treatment for varicose veins. Dr. Hicks-Graham will recommend that you wear compression bandages for a period of time. You will also need to limit your activities. Dr. Hicks-Graham will discuss your individual recovery during the consultation.

How Much Does Varicose Veins Treatment Cost?

Sclerotherapy for varicose veins is usually considered medically necessary, so a portion of the cost may be covered by your medical insurance. You may pay for your portion of the cost via cash, check, major credit card and CareCredit® financing.

Is Varicose Veins Treatment Right for Me?

Varicose veins cause many symptoms that can interfere with your day-to-day activities, and visually the veins are embarrassing. A consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham is the best way to determine if sclerotherapy for varicose veins is right for you.

Varicose Veins Treatment Consultation

If you are living with the pain, swelling and itching caused by varicose veins now is the time to get treatment at Downtown Dermatology. If you live in the Greater Columbus area, contact us to schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham.If you have bluish, swollen veins just under your skin, you may have varicose veins. Downtown Dermatology offers varicose vein treatment with sclerotherapy for men and women in the Greater Columbus area.