Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Veins play an important role in your circulatory system. Although they are necessary for your body to function, they can become problematic. Bulging veins can be painful, unsightly, and uncomfortable. At West Medical, we are the leading provider of vein treatment technology that achieves effective results through minimally invasive procedures. Here are some common, treatable issues associated with problem veins.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that happens when your leg veins prevent blood from circulating back to your heart.

When operating normally, the valves in your veins ensure blood circulates evenly and sufficiently throughout your body. However, in the case of chronic venous insufficiency, your blood might even flow backward. This is what causes blood to pool in your legs.

Symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency include:

  • Swelling

  • Cramps

  • Skin changesVaricose veins

  • Pain

  • Leg ulcers

Chronic venous insufficiency is a common condition, but it can still wreak havoc on your health.

Spider Veins

Spider veins are a type of reticular veins. They develop when small blood vessels near the surface of your skin become twisted. When the blood starts to pool, you may see spider veins appear.

spider veins

The colors of spider veins vary from blue to purple to red, and they typically are visible on your face or legs. Spider veins are generally not painful, but they can be a cosmetic inconvenience.

Factors that contribute to developing spider veins include:

  • Hormone fluctuations

  • Obesity

  • Genetics

  • Trauma (injuries to the body)

While the exact cause of spider veins remains unknown, they are rather common. They typically tend to appear in pregnant women and people over the age of 30.

Varicose Veins

Similar to spider veins, varicose veins are twisted veins near the surface of the skin. Varicose veins tend to be more enlarged and visible than spider veins and can be painful.

varicose veins

Although varicose veins can happen anywhere on your body, they most commonly affect the legs and feet.

Varicose veins are usually enlarged and bulging, taking on a bluish hue. They can cause discomfort and aching pain and may indicate a circulatory problem.

Although there are various treatments for varicose veins, there is no permanent cure. To get rid of them completely, they need to be removed.

Treatments

West Medical Vein Treatment Center offers a variety of treatments for bulging veins. We specialize in minimally invasive vein treatments to help alleviate your symptoms of pain and discomfort, improve your appearance, and enhance your overall quality of life.

Our treatment options include:

  • Compression therapy

  • Sclerotherapy

  • Microphlebectomy

  • Endovenous laser treatment

All vein treatments begin with an in-office ultrasound to determine the best course of treatment.

We are the premier vein clinic in Los Angeles because of the close, personal attention we give each of our patients. Our doctors will meet directly with you to help ensure your comfort and ease during your procedure. We will also guide you through any lifestyle changes that may be required to maintain results.

Which Minimally Invasive Vein Treatment Is Right for You?

With so many effective, safe options, you may feel overwhelmed trying to determine which treatment is right for you. The best way to decide is to take advantage of a free phone consultation with one of our doctors and let us help you.

The team at our vein clinic in Los Angeles has decades of combined experience and expertise in treating problem veins. While the treatment methods may be similar, we recognize that every patient is unique and has their own treatment goals.

We treat every patient with care and compassion while maintaining individuality. During your consultation, we approach your concerns with fresh eyes and ears to ensure we hear you and give you the best treatment possible for your condition, goals, and lifestyle.

When Is Microphlebectomy Appropriate?

Microphlebectomy stands on its own because it is the only procedure that involves completely removing the problem vein.

Every patient is unique, and a consultation is needed to determine whether a microphlebectomy is appropriate for you. However, in general, microphlebectomy is useful for long, bulging varicose veins that are close to the skin's surface rather than deeper into the skin.

EVLT vs. RFA

EVLT and RFA both treat varicose veins and have the same outcome: the vein collapses and closes.

Both are minimally invasive, but EVLT is less invasive since it doesn’t require the insertion of a catheter. Some patients may not qualify for RFA if good contact cannot be achieved between the catheter and the vein wall. In these cases, EVLT is preferred.

A Free Consultation with Our Team

If you’re struggling with problem veins, trying to decide on a course of treatment on your own will add to your stress. Let our team of experts help determine the best course of treatment for your unique needs.

For more information on vein treatment in Los Angeles, contact us today for a free consultation to get started.

Weight Loss and Vein Treatment

West Medical offers weight loss treatment in addition to vein treatment to help patients maintain long-term results.

In many cases, circulatory issues and swollen, unsightly varicose veins are caused by being overweight or obese.

Even after your successful vein treatment, you must support your treatments by maintaining a healthy weight. If you don’t, your vein issues are likely to return.

By complementing your vein treatments with medically supported weight loss, you are more likely to maintain your results, improve your health, and save money in the long term.

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