By Avra Sullivan
Spring and summer are right around the corner! Here on the Bay that means cool summer clothes such as shorts, tank tops and flip flops. For some, unattractive varicose veins on legs, hands and arms make the thought of summer clothes as unwelcoming as a snowstorm in spring. We cannot control the weather, but there is a solution to make unsightly veins a thing of the past.
The O’Donnell Vein and Medical Spa in Chester offers vein disease treatments and skin care solutions. They can remove varicose veins from legs, faces, hands and other areas with little to no pain and instant results. They also offer chemical peels, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and professional skin care products. All of this helps us face summer months with confidence.
Led by Dr. Kelly O’Donnell, a board certified vein specialist, the staff at the Vein and Medical Spa work with you to discuss your specific needs and decide on the most appropriate treatment plan. Dr. O’Donnell earned a degree in microbiology from the University of California before heading east to obtain her medical degree at the University of Maryland’s school of medicine. She spent a decade in the area of cardiovascular and critical care anesthesia at John Hopkins’s before turning her focus on vein care in 2008.
A common myth regarding the treatment of varicose veins is that it is painful and difficult. Most of the treatments Dr. O’Donnell performs are non-surgical, in-office and same day procedures. Daily activities such as walking can start almost immediately, and most people are back to work within a day or two. Only extreme exercise such as running is discouraged for up to one week. Most patients find the procedure itself only mildly uncomfortable, and Dr. O’Donnell can provide a prescription sedative for those who are particularly nervous.
Dr. O’Donnell offers a wide variety of skin treatments whether you want to fix a particular problem or simply want to refresh your complexion. Chemical peels can be used in varying degrees and can help diminish age spots, acne scars, wrinkles and other blemishes. Another popular treatment that can benefit almost anyone is microdermabrasion. While its name sounds complex, this 30-40 minute procedure has been nicknamed the “lunch break peel” and leaves no swelling, pain or redness. A controlled spray of organic mineral crystals is applied to encourage the skin to begin its own healing process. This process stimulates the production of new collagen, which is what gives skin that smooth, tight and youthful appearance.
O’Donnell Vein and Medical Spa offers a free skin care consultation to help you determine the services that are right for you. For detailed information about their many services and their highly trained staff, visit www.veinandwellness.com. New patients should call 410-692-8767; existing patients should call 410-643-1999. They are located at 110 South Piney Road in Chester.