Skin Discoloration in Lima, OH
Vein disease can cause both medical and cosmetic issues for patients, including skin discoloration. If you live in Lima, Celina or the greater Auglaize County, OH, area and are experiencing skin discoloration, contact us at the Vein Care Center for an evaluation. Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, MHSA, MD, is a board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician who provides expert care for men and women with skin discoloration caused by venous disease.
What Is Skin Discoloration?
Vein disease often causes skin issues, including skin discoloration, or darkening of the skin. Patients with venous conditions may experience brown or black skin patches, normally around the ankles.
What Causes Skin Discoloration?
When blood pools in the lower extremities, pressure builds inside your veins, causing fluid and red blood cells to leak into the surrounding tissue. The red blood cells become trapped under the skin’s surface and break down, releasing iron-rich hemoglobin. The iron “stains” the skin, which often becomes itchy, cracked, swollen, weepy or crusted.
What Should I Do if I Have Skin Discoloration?
Unfortunately, patients with skin discoloration, particularly those who don’t have visible varicosities, often believe they have a dermatological condition. It’s important to know the signs of skin discoloration, as it can often indicate a more serious problem well beneath the skin’s surface. Oftentimes, skin darkening is a symptom of advanced vein disease, which should be evaluated and treated by an expert in vein disease. Dr. Aggarwal at the Vein Care Center has more than five years of experience treating vein disorders and addressing symptoms such as skin discoloration.
What Is the Treatment for Skin Discoloration?
Once your underlying vein disease is treated and circulation improves, oxygen-rich blood will begin the healing process and prevent further skin discoloration. Please see our Vein Treatments page to read more about the vein treatment options available at the Vein Care Center. We offer the most advanced therapies for treating venous disorders, including:
- Endovenous Laser Treatment
- Echosclerotherapy (Venous Ulcer Treatment)
- Ambulatory Phlebectomy
If you have concerns about skin discoloration, please contact us at the Vein Care Center for an evaluation. Dr. Aggarwal has been serving the communities of Lima, Celina and the surrounding areas of Auglaize County, OH, for more than five years, providing expert care for patients with vein disease in a state-of-the-art facility.