Varicose Veins in Torrance, CA
Varicose veins are twisting, bulging veins that protrude from the surface of the skin. They often appear in clusters and may be accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms, such as aching or cramping in the legs, leg swelling and fatigue and itchy skin around the affected veins. The most common locations where varicose veins are found are the thighs and calves.
There are a number of reasons why people develop varicose veins:
• Prolonged periods of sitting or standing
• History of blood clots
Unfortunately, varicose veins may be unsightly, painful and may eventually lead to bleeding or open wounds on the legs. And as you age, what was once a relaxing walk through Torrance’s Madrona March Wildfire Preserve may be affected by embarrassment, fatigue or pain.
Spider Veins in Torrance, CA
Spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and resemble networks of red or blue lines that appear on the surface of the skin, and often form little “spider webs” of veins. Like varicose veins, spider veins frequently appear on the legs. However, these networks also may be seen on the face, chest and abdomen. Most spider veins are not accompanied by symptoms, although some patients may experience itching, burning, or aching, particularly after sitting or standing for long periods.
Spider veins may develop for any of the following reasons:
• Hormone fluctuations
• Prolonged periods of sitting or standing
• Sun damage or trauma to the skin
Even though most spider veins don’t cause substantial physical pain, their unsightly appearance often causes psychological pain and distress, especially during hot Southern Californian summers when you feel compelled to cover your legs with long pants during your outing to Del Amo Fashion Center or your leisurely walk along the coastal shores of Torrance Beach.
The beauty of Torrance is its yearlong Mediterranean climate, the thirty city parks, and coastal stretches of beach like that of Rat Beach, and there’s no reason why unsightly spider veins or varicose veins should hold you back from enjoying your own backyard.
The good news is there are effective treatments for both varicose and spider veins today. At Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center, we offer a variety of treatment options for the following:
Torrance Vein Treatment Options
Effective treatment for varicose and spider veins begins with an accurate diagnosis of your specific vein condition. Making a diagnosis typically involves a combination of a thorough physical examination and ultrasound assessment of the affected veins. Performance and interpretation of the ultrasound is highly dependent on the knowledge and skill of the person doing the exam, which in the end affects appropriate treatment. At Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center, screening ultrasound exams are personally performed by Dr. Mark Rayman, an expert in ultrasound. This allows Dr. Rayman to make a precise diagnosis and then recommend customized treatment options to produce the best possible results.
These state of the art vein treatments involve little discomfort or downtime afterward. Treatment is customized to a patient’s specific needs and desired results. With plenty of choices in vein treatment today, there is no reason for you to suffer with the cosmetic concern or physically uncomfortable symptoms of varicose veins.
Laser Vein Treatment for Varicose Veins in Torrance, CA
State of the art treatment of varicose veins often involves Endovenous Laser Ablation or EVLT. This minimally invasive procedure uses a tiny fiber to deliver concentrated laser energy directly into the affected vein. The vein closes immediately and symptoms subside within a few days.
EVLT is performed as an outpatient procedure in the physician’s office and takes just a few minutes to complete. Local anesthetic is administered prior to the procedure to ensure patient comfort throughout. You are able to return to regular activities immediately following the procedure. EVLT boasts an initial success rate of 98-100%, and a five-year success rate of 95-98%.
Other Varicose Vein Treatment Options:
Varicose vein treatments include minimally invasive laser or radiofrequency procedures that involve little discomfort or downtime afterward, and may also include on of the following procedures we offer:
• Radiofrequency Ablation
• Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
• Conservative Treatment Options
Laser Vein Treatment for Spider Veins in Torrance, CA
Annoying, and sometimes uncomfortable, spider veins can often be addressed through a non-invasive laser vein treatment procedure known as cutaneous laser treatment. Although sclerotherapy continues to be held up as the gold standard in spider vein treatment, cutaneous laser treatment is a viable option for veins that are too small for sclerotherapy injections or don’t respond completely to the treatment. In addition to treating spider veins on the legs, cutaneous laser treatment can be used to address veins that appear on the face or chest.
Cutaneous vein treatment works over the skin’s surface, and doesn’t require needles, catheters or skin punctures. The device delivers concentrated energy to the affected veins without disturbing surrounding tissue or skin. The procedure takes just a few minutes to complete and patients may return to regular activities immediately after treatment.
Vein Treatment Recovery in Torrance, CA
Individuals suffering from the unsightly and often painful results associated with varicose and spider veins often put off treatment because they are concerned about recovery time. The good news is there are many minimally invasive laser vein treatment options available today that effectively eliminate varicose and spider veins without any downtime. Patients are able to leave our office immediately after treatment and often head directly back to work or regular activities.
Contact Us for Vein Treatment at Beach Cities Vein and Laser
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your varicose or spider veins, or you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms with your condition, Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center can help. We offer customizable solutions for all types of vein conditions. Most of our procedures involve little or no downtime afterward, allowing you to eliminate affected veins with minimal disruption in your activities. To learn more about your laser vein treatment options or other vein treatment options, contact our expert staff at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center at 310-986-6500, or come visit us just a short drive from Torrance.
Driving Directions from Torrance, CA to Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center:
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
Located just 15 minutes from Torrance