Varicose veins are enlarged, bulgy, and twisted veins. They are mostly seen in a person’s legs and feet. Varicose veins result from a condition known as “venous insufficiency”. Venous insufficiency develops when the valves inside of a vein does not work properly.

  • In healthy veins, the valves prevent blood from flowing backwards.
  • In diseased or insufficient veins, the valves do not close properly, which results in blood pooling in certain parts of the vein. This is known as “reflux”.

This reflux, or backwards pooling of the blood can put too much pressure on the vein causing it to expand and protrude, which leads to the unsightly appearance of varicose veins.

Anyone can have varicose veins, but there are certain factors that could make someone more vulnerable to acquiring them. It is important to consider these risk factors because varicose veins can indicate other cardiovascular problems. There are also certain preventive measures that one can take to discourage the growth of varicose veins. These measures can also work to improve the symptoms of existing veins; however, if left untreated varicose veins will worsen overtime.

In mild cases, one may experience pesky little spider veins, which are tiny veins at the surface of the skin, and can appear without any associated symptoms. Although the appearance of spider veins can be bothersome, treatment is considered a cosmetic service, and cannot be covered by insurance because they are usually too small to do harm unlike varicose veins. However, spider veins can often signal the development of larger varicose veins so it is a good idea to have them looked at.

LA Vascular Center offers a variety of vein treatments. All of our services are performed right here in the office, and require zero downtime.

Varicose Vein Treatment Options include:

  • SCLEROTHERAPY (Liquid, Foam, and Ultrasound Guided)

Please CONTACT US if you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following in the legs, ankles, or feet:

  • Visible, bulging veins
  • Pain, aching, or cramping
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration or texture changes
  • Burning or itching
  • Heaviness or fatigue
  • Restlessness
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8500 Wilshire Blvd., #518, Beverly Hills, CA 90211



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