Varicose Veins


Maryland Specialty Group

Multi-Specialty Group located
in Glenn Dale, MD

Varicose veins can cause a host of problems, from leg discomfort to cosmetic issues to venous insufficiency. Fortunately, if you have varicose veins, Kwasi A. Debra, MD, MBA, and the expert team at Maryland Specialty Group offer solutions to help you restore your legs. If you would like to learn more about your varicose vein treatment options, call the Glenn Dale, Maryland, clinic or book your appointment online.

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that usually occur in the legs. Because the veins in the legs are close to the skin’s surface, they often become visible upon becoming varicose. You can spot them by looking for purple, thick, and even rope-like veins in your legs. There are two pieces of good news. First, varicose veins usually aren’t a major health concern, although they can cause discomfort. Secondly, there are ways you can reroute your blood to healthy veins and eliminate the appearance of varicose veins in your legs.

What can I do to treat varicose veins?

If you’ve just noticed varicose veins in your legs, you can try some at-home remedies to minimize their appearance, including: Exercising , Avoiding extended periods of sitting, Elevating the legs regularly, Wearing compression stockings. If, however, these treatments aren’t effective, Dr. Debra can offer you a wide variety of medical varicose vein treatments. He specializes in laser and radiofrequency vein treatment, plus VenaSeal™, and uses local anesthesia whenever necessary to ensure your comfort during the entire procedure.

What is laser vein treatment?

In laser vein treatment, Dr. Debra uses a laser to heat the varicose vein, ultimately causing it to die off and disappear. Once the vein has been treated, your body will send blood to the other healthy veins in your legs. Dr. Debra offers two types of laser vein treatment.

What is VenaSeal?

Maryland Specialty Group uses the VenaSeal Closure System to deliver a medical adhesive inside your vein, eliminating the risk of a nerve injury that may occur with certain heat-based treatments. During your VenaSeal treatment, Dr. Debra inserts a catheter into your vein to deliver small amounts of the adhesive throughout your vein, closing it off so your body will use other, healthy veins for blood flow.

What is radiofrequency vein treatment?

During radiofrequency vein treatment, Dr. Debra uses radiofrequency energy to heat the inner walls of the varicose vein. As this energy is applied, the vein is seared and seals together so the body can reroute blood to the other, healthy veins in your legs. Because this treatment seals the vein instantly, you should see results right away, although it may take up to a year for the vein to disappear completely. For more information about varicose veins and your treatment options, call or book your appointment with Maryland Specialty Group online.