The Best Treatments for Leg Veins

Varicose or spider veins can be a problem for many men and women. They affect women more than men, and have been linked to hereditary conditions, prolonged standing, pregnancy, menopause, and obesity, among other factors. While these veins are generally not dangerous, they can present aesthetic problems as well as cause fatigue and pain in the legs.

Leg Veins San Diego

Leg Veins in San Diego

There are a number of treatment options for varicose and spider veins in the legs, including sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and laser treatments. Which option is right for you will depend on an individual assessment of the number and type of veins to be treated.

Sclerotherapy is most often recommended for spider veins and smaller varicose veins in the legs. It is a highly effective nonsurgical method for eliminating veins using a medication called a sclerosing agent in order to destroy the targeted veins. Phlebectomy is a mildly invasive surgical procedure good for larger varicose veins that can’t be treated with sclerotherapy or lasers. Phlebectomy uses small incisions above the vein which allow them to be removed by a skilled doctor. Finally, laser treatments can be used to erase veins which were left behind by sclerotherapy, but this is usually not necessary. Lasers are more often used to eliminate unwanted veins on the face.

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Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offers all the latest treatments for leg veins in San Diego. The expert dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are leaders in the field of removing unwanted leg veins. They have the highest level of knowledge about veins and their treatments, and they perform individualized treatments based on a thorough consultation and assessment. Leg veins can range from an annoyance to a serious problem, but no matter what kind or how bad they are, rest assured that there is a treatment option available for you.

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