Varicose veins are large, bulging veins that often appear on the legs. They can affect both men and women, although women have a higher chance of developing them. There are a number of factors associated with the risk of developing varicose veins, among them genetic predisposition, jobs which require long periods of standing (such as nurses, teachers, or retail workers), pregnancy, and others. These veins are unnecessary and unsightly, and men and women who have them may feel hesitant about exposing their legs in public. They may avoid beaches, pools, shorts, and skirts in an effort to hide these large veins.
Luckily, there are treatments available for varicose veins which are extremely effective and safe. Cosmetic Laser Dermatology uses a variety of proven methods during the treatment of leg veins in San Diego. Depending on the individual nature of the veins in question, treatment could be sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, laser therapy, or a combination. Each of these treatments is proven effective in the hands of expert dermatologists.
Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins
Sclerotherapy is a treatment which has been used for years, and has been refined and improved over time. It involves injecting a medicine known as a sclerosing agent directly into a vein. The sclerosing agent then dissolves the vein from the inside, leaving smooth skin behind. Laser therapy is used for dark veins and works by using pulses of yellow light to target and destroy the vein. Finally, phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for veins which are too big to be treated by other methods.
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The most appropriate method for varicose vein removal is decided upon an individual consultation. The doctor will assess your veins, discuss your options, and decide upon a treatment plan customized for you. Finally, your varicose veins can become a thing of the past!
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