Varicose Vein Treatment in Torrance, CA
Varicose veins are enlarged, twisting veins that may bulge above the skin’s surface. The condition occurs when tiny valves in the veins that keep blood flowing in the same direction stop working well, allowing blood to pool in the lower veins. This causes veins to swell and results in the appearance of varicose veins.
Although not every patient with visible varicose veins experiences symptoms, many do. Symptoms might include:
• Achiness or throbbing of the lower legs
• Leg swelling and fatigue, particularly at the end of the day
• Discomfort after prolonged periods of sitting or standing
• Itchy skin around the affected vein or the appearance of open skin sores
The good news is that effective treatment for varicose veins can eliminate uncomfortable symptoms as well as the cosmetic concern. There are a number of options in varicose vein treatment today, and most require almost no discomfort or downtime afterward.
Unless you enjoy sitting under the Cherry blossom tree grove rather than exploring Columbia Park’s many scenic walking paths, or would rather watch from afar while others experience one of Torrance’s many Pacific Ocean shoreline beaches up close, then varicose vein treatment can help restore strength and comfort to your legs and get you back on your feet.
Here are the different varicose vein treatment options:
Endovenous Laser Ablation
Endovenous laser ablation, also known as EVLT, EVLA or EVLeS, is a minimally-invasive treatment that eliminates varicose veins. A tiny fiber delivers laser energy directly into the affected vein, causing vein walls to seal shut and the vein to close. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
Patients may return to regular activities shortly after treatment. Incisions are so small, no stitches are required and scarring is nearly invisible. Results are seen right away and symptoms continue to subside over the days following the procedure.
Radiofrequency ablation, also known as RFA or Venefit, is another minimally-invasive treatment for varicose veins. This procedure involves a narrow catheter inserted directly into the affected vein, which delivers radiofrequency energy to cause vein walls to seal closed. The procedure is performed under local anesthetic and typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
There is minimal recovery time after RFA, so patients can return to work and regular activities shortly after treatment. Results can be seen via ultrasound right away and symptoms continue to improve in the few days after the procedure. Success rates of RFA are similar to those of EVLT, making this procedure an excellent option for some patients.
Clarivein (Mechanico-pharmaceutical ablation)
Clarivein is a revolutionary treatment also referred to as mechnico-pharmaceutical ablation or MOCA. The procedure uses a combination of medication and a rotating motion to ensure more effective distribution of the medication throughout the vein. Clarivein is performed on an outpatient basis and takes just a few minutes to complete.
Clarivein utilizes ultrasound to guide a narrow catheter to the precise location of the affected vein. The catheter rotates inside the vein while delivering medication, ensuring the medication covers the entire treatment area. After the catheter is removed, dressings are applied to the tiny incision and scarring is virtually invisible over time.
Microphlebectomy is another minimally invasive treatment usually reserved for larger varicose veins near the surface of the skin. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic to ensure patient comfort. Tiny incisions are made to allow for the insertion of a tiny device that removes the vein in short sections.
Incisions are so tiny, no stitches are required and scarring is minimal. Patients may resume most regular activities as soon as the procedure is completed. Results of the procedure are dramatic, as bulging, twisting veins are completely removed.
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Treatment of small varicose veins sometimes involves ultrasound guided sclerotherapy. This technique uses an injection of a purified substance directly into the affected veins under ultrasound guidance, causing veins to close. Different solutions are available to customize the procedure to the patient’s needs and the size of the veins.
Use of ultrasound guidance to treat varicose veins requires considerable skill and expertise, but can achieve outstanding results. The procedure usually takes just a few minutes to complete and patients are able to return to regular activities right away.
Spider Vein Treatment in Torrance, CA
Spider veins are networks of red and blue veins that appear near the surface of the skin. While these veins can sometimes causing burning pain or itching, in most cases, these veins are not usually accompanied by any symptoms, making them more of a cosmetic concern.
There are a number of effective treatments for spider veins that eliminate their appearance without major disruption to your daily activities. So rather than walking along the beautiful beaches of Torrance feeling like your legs are as old as Torrance High School (built in 1917… yikes!), get your confidence back and remove unsightly spider veins once and for all with one of the following treatment options:
Sclerotherapy is considered the top treatment for spider veins. This procedure involves the injection of a purified substance that closes up affected veins. Blood is rerouted through healthy veins nearby. Sclerotherapy is typically performed in a series of treatment sessions to ensure optimal results.
Cutaneous Laser Treatment
This non-invasive spider vein treatment works over the surface of the skin to remove the appearance of spider veins on the legs, face or chest. The handheld device uses targeted laser energy to treat affected veins without harming surrounding skin or tissue. Cutaneous laser treatment takes just a few minutes to complete and requires no downtime after the procedure.
Vein Gogh is a relatively new spider vein treatment that uses electrical energy or ohmic thermolysis to close off affected veins. A fine needle is used to administer heat energy into the vein so the walls of the vein seal shut. The procedure is particularly effective on very small spider vein networks, including those found on the face, legs and other areas of the body like your feet.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, also referred to as IPL, is another method that is occasionally used for eliminating small spider veins located close to the skin’s surface (typically on the face). The procedure takes 30 minutes or less to complete and requires no downtime afterward. A handheld device administers concentrated pulses of light to affected veins, closing them so that blood can be rerouted through healthy veins nearby.
Contact Beach Cities Vein and Laser for Varicose Vein and Spider Vein Treatment in Torrance CA
You don’t have to live with varicose or spider veins today. We offer a wide variety of treatment options, allowing us to customize the procedure to your specific needs and desired results. To learn more about the latest trends in varicose and spider vein treatment, contact our staff at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center at 310-986-6500 or drop by and visit us, we’re just a short drive from Torrance.
Driving Directions from Torrance, CA:
Exit El Segundo Blvd exit towards El Segundo
Turn left onto W El Segundo Blvd
Turn right onto N Sepulveda Blvd
Destination on your right: 390 N Sepulveda Blvd #1030