Varicose veins and spider veins can not only affect the look of the affected area, but they can also cause physical symptoms and discomfort. Fortunately, for those looking to treat their varicose veins in Los Angeles, CA, Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center may be able to help.
When you visit our varicose vein center for your consultation, we can provide answers to your most pressing questions and address any concerns you may have. We’ll try to better understand your situation and ultimate goals to create your ideal treatment plan and start eliminating your varicose and spider veins.
What Is ClariVein?
ClariVein is a procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. It is a minimally-invasive, FDA-approved procedure producing fantastic results for patients.
ClariVein, also known as mechanochemical ablation, treats venous insufficiency by using a catheter directly inserted into the target vein. The treatment uses mechanical and chemical methods to damage the vein, thereby ridding patients of the problem vein.
Once the vein is successfully destroyed, it is absorbed by the surrounding tissue. Blood flow is re-routed to other veins in the area. Because ClariVein destroys the vein altogether, it does not come back.
Patients with varicose veins in Los Angeles that undergo ClariVein often report successful results.
Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins
ClariVein is an effective treatment for venous insufficiency, or varicose and spider veins. So what exactly are varicose veins and spider veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, bulging veins close to the skin’s surface, making them particularly noticeable. Varicose veins can happen anywhere in the body but tend to happen most in the legs due to the weight put on the legs by standing and walking.
Varicose veins may not cause any harm but could also be the cause of much pain and discomfort. Untreated varicose veins can also develop into more serious conditions.
Spider veins and varicose veins are quite similar; the biggest difference is in their appearance. While varicose veins are large and protruding, spider veins can be purple, blue, or red veins that are visible but do not bulge like varicose veins. They are called spider veins, as they can appear like spider webs, thin and patterned.
Several factors can lead to varicose or spider veins, including age, genetics, and pregnancy. While varicose and spider veins can be treated for medical reasons, in many cases, they are removed for cosmetic purposes. Undergoing a spider vein treatment can help achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance in the affected area.
What to Expect During Your ClariVein Treatment
The ClariVein procedure is quick and done at our varicose vein center with a local anesthetic for your comfort.
ClariVein involves making a small incision where the target vein is located. We use ultrasound when inserting the thin catheter to help ensure proper placement and accuracy.
Once the catheter is in the right area, the small tip of the catheter begins to rotate. The rotating motion destroys the lining of the vein while also delivering medication. The catheter’s dual action makes ClariVein much more effective for treating varicose and spider veins.
Once the spider vein treatment is complete, we carefully remove the catheter and bandage the area.
After Your ClariVein Procedure
Because the ClariVein procedure does not require major incisions or involve trauma to the area, patients are usually able to return to most normal activity almost immediately after their treatment.
After your treatment, you’ll wear compression socks for two to three weeks. Compression socks help promote recovery and healthy blood flow. We also encourage frequent walking, as this helps keep blood flowing.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding recovery and healing, we’re happy to address them.
How Soon After Treatment Are Results Noticeable?
Results are usually not immediately noticeable after the varicose or spider vein treatment. It can take some days to begin experiencing a noticeable difference, but eventually, the look of spider and varicose veins will significantly improve.
Not only can you notice an improvement in the physical look of the vein, but you’ll also experience a reduction in the symptoms associated with varicose veins, like pain and discomfort.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
Ridding yourself of varicose and spider veins with ClariVein only requires one treatment per target vein. Because the treatment destroys the vein, it cannot come back and, therefore, only requires one procedure.
Ultimately, the total amount of treatments you’ll need depends on how many varicose or spider veins you need to treat.
Who Is a Candidate for ClariVein Treatments?
Generally, patients in good health with the ability to heal well are candidates for ClariVein procedures. If you’re suffering from the side effects of venous insufficiency, you may qualify to treat your problem veins with ClariVein.
When you visit the varicose vein center, we’ll get to know you and your medical history to better determine whether you’d be a candidate for ClariVein.
Benefits of ClariVein
There are several benefits to using ClariVein to treat your varicose and spider veins. Some of the most significant advantages of ClariVein procedures include:
- Little to no discomfort during and after treatment
- Quick and easy procedure
- Small incision
- No disruption of daily activity after the procedure
Due to the many benefits of ClariVein, patients prefer this procedure over other procedures for treating venous insufficiency.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn How ClariVein Could Help You
We understand the frustration of having varicose veins and spider veins. Not only can they affect you cosmetically, but they can also disturb your health and well-being. Treating your problem veins is a practical way to take care of both the look and feel of your varicose and spider veins, helping eliminate future complications.
Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center wants to help you. If you want to treat your varicose veins in Los Angeles, CA, contact us to schedule a consultation.
by Fred Herdt
Category: vein treatments
Ok so I know I left a review before, but I’m at the gym working out right now and I see my legs in the mirror, particularly the right leg, and all I can say is DAMN, MY LEG LOOKS SO GREAT! And all that vascular pain from standing and working behind a salon chair is GONE!!! Thank you again Dr. Raymond and everyone at Beach Cities Vein and Vascular Center! I’m so happy with everything you did and it was worth every penny. To me, you did the impossible, and I’m so not kidding. I had been to two other vein “specialists” over the last 15 years they didn’t even come close to what Dr. Raymond could do. So again thank you!
Category: vein treatments
My experience with Beach Cities Vein & Láser center was Outstanding. I got the results I wanted with my varicoise veins treatment. Dr. Rayman and Marisa were both professional, excellent , and caring . The office staff was always helpful and courteous. I would highly recommend Beach Cities Vein & Láser Center .
Look No Further than Doctor Rayman!
Category: vein treatments
At age 29, I had a growing varicose vein on my ankle that made me feel so insecure and like everyone was looking at my “monster vein” (lol). I was about to turn 30 in a few months so I started looking up places to help me get rid of my unsightly vein. When I found this site online I immediately made an appointment. I was excited, but also very nervous as I have never had any sort of medical procedure before. However, once i got to the office everyone is SO kind and quick to answer any questions, I felt like I really made the right choice with Dr. Rayman. Marlene was with me through a lot of my appointments, doing my ultrasounds and pictures-she does a great job and is so sweet! Dr. Rayman is one of the nicest doctors I have met. He immediately made me feel comfortable not only due to his extensive knowledge but also due to the fact that he really cared about me, my issue and how to fix it. We went with the Endovenous Laser Treatment to treat the core problem of my “monster vein”. The procedure itself was relatively quick and definitely painless as my leg was completely numb! For me, as someone who gets grossed out easily, it was a mental game of not thinking too much about the procedure as it was happening lol! My mom was allowed to be in the room with me, I got to pick my favorite music, and honestly we all chatted the whole time. I went back for my second procedure, which was the injections into my soon-to-be-gone monster vein. This was also pretty painless for me besides some mild burning sensations initially after the injections. I wore the compression socks as directed and personally had no trouble with them. I had a little bit of a numb sensation where we did the EVLT, but that faded with time and I feel totally normal again. I just went back for 6 month check up appointment, and my monster vein is gone!!! I’m so incredibly happy with the results. Dr. Rayman and his team are so good at what they do, so kind, and SO WORTH IT. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
by Katherine O'Connor
Category: vein treatments
I had a wonderful experience at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center. Everyone has a smile on their face and makes you feel welcome. I am so happy with the results. I highly recommend Dr. Rayman and his excellent team! Thank you for taking such great care of me!
Dr. Rayman, thank you for doing what you do!!!!
by Grace S.
Category: vein treatments
YOUR SEARCH IS OVER! This review will be helpful to those who have delayed doing something about their varicose veins because of fear. If you are scared of needles, traumatized from past surgical procedures, and burdened by years of daily reminders of having painful, bothersome, and tired legs due to varicose veins, you do not need to worry anymore, nor do you need to suffer any longer from the physical and emotional pains that come with varicose veins thanks to Dr. Rayman and his exceptional medical practice. A bit of background: I had surgery 8 years ago by a surgeon to address varicose veins in my right leg -- a "real" surgery in a hospital operating room, with full general anesthesia. Not only were the surgery and its after effects painful and long lasting (including nerve damage), even more varicose veins started popping up about a couple years later. Due to that bad experience, I decided I would NEVER do anything about my varicose veins again, and that I was destined to live with the pain, discomfort, and ugliness. Fast forward 8 years, and the discomfort/pain, heaviness/throbbing, etc. were really getting to be a daily issue. Even people were coming up to me asking if my legs were hurting, because they looked like they felt! So I decided to do my due diligence and started to do a lot of research online (medical conditions, procedures, and various doctors). Thanks to Yelp, I found Dr. Rayman!! Being a bit gun shy, I called his office twice with tons of questions, and then proceeded to see him for TWO consultations (with my notepad full of questions). Each time, and with every interaction I had with him and his staff , I felt more and more at ease. Dr. Rayman showed me with the ultrasound exactly what my veins were doing and not doing. (And low and behold, the vein that was supposedly tied off 8 years ago was still there, bad as ever.) He and each one of his staff received me and my zillion questions with such respect, patience, compassion, and professionalism. Three weeks after my consultations, I had my radiofrequency ablation (RFA) done! Dr. Rayman and his staff are great, but I think they are able to show their personal best when actually performing the procedure -- during the procedure, there was wonderful bedside manner, nice music playing, excellent communication between doctor and patient and assistants, and obvious skill and confidence. Being embarrassingly afraid of needles, I must say it was really fine! I wanted to hug him when it was over, he was that great and showed that much care! I also appreciate his practical tips on how to distract myself when he was administering the numbing medication!! And considering it's just 3 days after my procedure and I've already made my appointment for Dr. Rayman to do my left leg (same condition), you've got to know that I'm completely satisfied, comfortable, and grateful. I told him, "Dr. Rayman, thank you for doing what you do!!!!"
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