Spider Vein Treatment Near Washington DC
If you live in Washington, D.C., Columbia, MD, or any of the surrounding communities, Nia Banks, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, is a perfectionist who treats your body like a work of art and she can help you with spider vein or leg vein treatments at the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, located in Lanham, MD.
What are Spider Veins?
Leg veins and spider veins can be unsightly, and sometimes even in more severe cases, they can signal a real potential health problem. Millions of Americans are prone to vein disease, which is the underlying medical condition, resulting in excessive pressure from the backward flow of blood in your veins. The good news is that Dr. Nia Banks, with a combination of laser treatment and sclerotherapy, can now treat this condition for you. You can eliminate leg veins with expert treatment from Dr. Banks so your legs can lose those unsightly veins. Laser treatment is a non-invasive treatment for spider and varicose veins in which heat damages the vein causing it to seal shut. Your body then naturally absorbs the vein. Sclerotherapy injections are another option where Dr. Banks injects a special solution into the veins that need treatment, triggering the slow reabsorption of the vein back into your body.
What are the Benefits of Spider Vein Treatment?
Spider veins or leg veins are the bulgy and lumpy veins that can be experienced by anybody regardless of gender. They are mostly visible on the face and legs. Causes can range from hereditary to lifestyle and even occupational issues. These bulging veins are darker in color, oftentimes having the shade of purple or blue. What happens is that the pressure exerted on your lower body from standing and walking can make this part of your body more susceptible to vein disease, meaning your blood no longer flows easily through your veins.
Who is a Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?
Spider veins typically present a cosmetic concern and should be treated to improve your quality of life. In addition to presenting aesthetic concerns, varicose veins can also be very painful, and your legs may ache or feel excessively heavy. Other symptoms of varicose veins can include sensations of throbbing, swelling, and itching. Dr. Banks relies on a multi-modal approach to treating vein disease, combining injections (sclerotherapy) with the use of lasers to treat your veins of various sizes. Once damaged veins are incapacitated, your body re-routes your blood through healthier veins. Laser treatment for vein disease has been shown to be very safe for most skin types, and patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.
What is the Procedure for Spider Vein Treatment?
For laser treatments, laser energy is targeted by Dr. Banks to destroy spider veins, causing them to collapse and eventually to be reabsorbed by your body. The laser heat destroys the vein, turning it into scar tissue, which closes the vein and causes it to collapse. Once a vein’s source of blood is eliminated, the body reabsorbs and eliminates it over time. Sclerotherapy can help to achieve the same effect, but in this case, it is done by injecting a solution into your veins which also causes the veins to collapse and to eventually be reabsorbed back into your body. After undergoing spider vein therapy, you may be asked to wear support hose to help you during the healing process. You can expect to bruise at the injection sites and some cramping in your legs for a day or two following your procedure.
How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?
Your costs for spider vein or leg vein treatment will vary based on your unique needs. Every patient is different, and each patient’s unique needs are different, so take the time to schedule your complimentary one-on-one consultation with Dr. Banks, who will go over in detail all of your options and personal goals for addressing spider veins or leg veins. It’s her mission to make absolutely sure every treatment is uniquely customized to each patient, so give us a call today to set up your appointment. Our entire staff is courteous and professional, focused on making sure you have a very good experience in a very comfortable atmosphere from start to finish. We will explain every detail and answer any questions you may have about your treatment including payment options and financing. During your initial consultation with Dr. Banks, you will find that she not only has an extremely comforting spirit but that she is a perfectionist who treats your body like a work of art.
“Amazing…absolutely amazing.” That’s what past patients of Nia Banks, M.D., have had to say about her work. Dr. Banks and the entire staff of Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery is courteous and professional, focused on making sure patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD, and the surrounding communities have a very good experience in a very comfortable atmosphere. Contact us today to set up your complimentary spider vein consultation with Dr. Banks!
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more