When your legs or face become bombarded with veins showing through the surface of your skin, spider veins are typically the most likely culprit. Our experts at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center will help you understand why spider veins are present in your body and how to best correct them. We can also help you tell the difference between spider veins and harmful varicose veins, so you can seek the safest and most targeted treatment approach.
Are you searching for an answer to, “how to get rid of spider veins?” We can help you address discolored and widespread veins that are negatively impacting the appearance of your legs or face. Don’t hesitate to call our friendly El Segundo customer service team today to learn more about our spider vein treatment options, at (310) 906-2287.
What Are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small red, purple, or blue blood vessels underneath the skin. Since they twist around your legs or face, they are commonly referred to as “spider veins.” They may appear in clusters or spread more significantly across an area of your body. However, there typically isn’t any pain associated with having spider veins. While branching out underneath the skin, spider veins do not bulge or cause bumps on the surface of your skin, like other vein issues can.
The Difference Between Varicose and Spider Veins
Both varicose and spider veins are impaired veins in your body. However, varicose veins are regularly the more significant health issue between the two. Spider veins remain underneath the skin, while varicose veins are regularly enlarged and become swollen. This can cause subsequent issues with your skin’s tissues and create ulcers or patches that struggle with healing. Varicose veins also lead to achiness, itchiness, and throbbing or burning sensations.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins are most commonly associated with age. However, other factors like pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, injury, excessive sun exposure, and sitting or standing for long periods of time weekly can also contribute to the appearance of spider veins. Typically, spider veins are an aesthetic issue that don’t lead to more serious side effects or health problems.
The appearance of spider veins on your body is heightened when you have pale or thin skin because the vein colors show up more prominently behind it. Correcting these darkened and interwoven veins helps to smooth the skin’s surface and boost your confidence. Most commonly, you may find the appearance of spider vein networks on your legs or face.
Spider Veins on Legs
At this point, you’re likely wondering how to get rid of spider veins that show up on your legs or face. Spider veins on legs are first addressed with increased movement, diet and exercise, elevation tactics, and compression socks or stockings. If spider veins on legs persist beyond initial interventions, they can be treated with further cosmetic therapies.
Spider Legs on Face
Spider legs on the face are typically exasperated by age, injury, and alcohol use. To address these more sensitive areas that can’t benefit from compression or elevation, spider legs on the face are typically first addressed with creams, then targeted lighting.
Spider Vein Treatments
Non-surgical cosmetic spider vein treatments help to diminish spider veins that withstand compression, diets, or creams. The types of spider vein treatments are sclerotherapy, laser treatment, VeinGogh, and IPL photofacial rejuvenation. Our El Segundo experts offer these varying treatment options to provide you with the most tailored approach for your skin goals.
Sclerotheapy is used to treat both small varicose veins and significant spider veins. During the procedure, a thin needle is inserted into prominent and problematic veins. The administered medication stops blood flow to damaged veins and sends it to healthier veins nearby. Sclerotherapy has permanent results, closing damaged veins and establishing a better blood route. Over time, you may need additional treatment because new spider veins can develop.
Laser Treatment For Spider Veins
Laser treatment for spider veins uses light to absorb blood cells in your veins and generates heat to effectively close them. During the procedure, light is pointed at affected areas from outside your skin. The pain associated with laser treatment for spider veins is commonly likened to a mosquito bite. Laser treatment offers a non-chemical solution for spider veins and is especially effective in reducing dark veins exposed by thin or pale skin types.
IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation
IPL photofacial rejuvenation starts with lotion applied to the skin and uses a handheld device to spot-treat areas of your skin with damaged veins. In addition to treating spider veins, IPL photofacial rejuvenation is useful for correcting sun damage, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. After an IPL photofacial rejuvenation, your skin may feel similar to a sunburn.
VeinGogh offers a stronger alternative for patients whose spider veins didn’t respond to sclerotherapy, laser treatment, or IPL photofacial rejuvenation. The procedure utilizes electrical energy to seal spider veins. During the treatment, doctors will insert a thin needle and pulse heat into the vein until it closes. VeinGogh is especially effective for spider veins on the face.
Get Rid of Spider Veins in El Segundo or the Los Angeles Area
At Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center, we treat our patients with consistency and care. Spider veins are a bothersome but temporary issue that we can help you correct, so your comfort is soon restored. If you are located in the Los Angeles area, we can help you diagnose and treat your vein issues. We keep our cosmetic procedures thorough, safe, and minimally invasive.
Are you looking for reliable spider vein treatments near El Segundo, CA? Our professional staff and doctors are ready to assess and address any skin conditions that are reducing your confidence. Don’t hesitate to call our friendly and helpful booking team to learn more about our plans today, at (310) 906-2287.
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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