Varicose Vein Reduction in Long Beach, California

In the United States, nearly 50% of the adult population suffers from undesirable, unsightly, and painful varicose veins. Varicose veins appear in both men and women, but more frequently in women, as superficial or deep. You don’t have to live with the pain or unsightliness of varicose veins. Estea Laser & Cosmetic Center in Long Beach, California, offers varicose vein care that can help.

Varicose Veins Before & After Photos

Varicose Veins Before/After
Before/After Spider Vein Treatment
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What Are Varicose Veins?

The superficial veins and their branches are close to the skin. These veins typically become varicose and their visible appearance on the skin can be disturbing. They are large, bulging veins often associated with pain, fatigue and swelling or achy legs as well as even more serious complications such as blood clots and leg ulcers.

Sometimes varicose veins, also known as reticular veins, are deeper under the skin surface and less visible. These veins are not painful, but progress to bulging veins.

Deeper veins have one-way valves to prevent blood flow in the opposite direction, causing bulging veins at the calf, possibly progressing to ulcerations.

What Causes Varicose Veins?

Heredity, obesity, pregnancy, hormonal changes, prolonged standing, increased abdominal pressure due to tight clothing and other issues cause varicose veins.

Symptoms of Varicose Veins:

Symptoms  of deep veins tend to be the same as superficial veins. Faulty valves in the veins, which allow some blood circulation to flow back instead of continuing on course to the heart, cause visible varicose veins. Thus, patients can have pain, ranging from a dull throbbing pain to a burning sensation.

Varicose Veins Treatment

The treatment for spider veins is laser vein removal. The reticular (larger) veins are treated with sclerotherapy (injection of irritating solution to cause stickiness of lining of the veins.

Larger veins can be removed via small incisions (phlebectomy). Largest veins with leaky valves are closed by ablation. For this local anesthetic procedure, the vein collapses and seals shut. A tiny catheter is inserted into the damaged vein to deliver laser energy to the vein wall under ultrasound guidance, causing it to heat and collapse. This outpatient procedure causes insignificant postoperative pain and is the least invasive, safest, and the most effective treatment available.

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