Varicose Vein Removal
We’ve all seen varicose veins, but do you know what causes them? In our body, blood normally returns from the legs to the heart through large deep veins in the legs.
When there are broken valves in these veins, it causes the blood to flow backwards towards the legs, rather than pushing it upwards towards the heart. Blood pools form in these weakened veins, which causes the them to enlarge. These varicose veins bulge out and appear as dark blue or purple vessels.
These raised blood vessels look unsightly and can give rise to pain, discomfort, itching, tenderness, inflammation and/or blood clots. There are many contributing factors including genetics, age, pregnancy, hormones and being overweight.
It used to be that a surgical procedure, vein stripping, was done to remove varicose veins. Surgeons would cut open the leg and actually pull the varicose veins out. Fortunately, today, we have minimally-invasive procedures to remove varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy eliminates very small varicose veins by injecting them with sclerosant, which causes the veins to collapse. That action forces the blood to reroute to healthier veins. The body naturally gets rid of the collapsed veins, which disappear over time.
Microphlebectomy, is another minimally invasive treatment where your Los Angeles vein doctor uses a needle or scalpel to make micro-incisions to remove varicose veins on the surface of your leg.
If you would like to get rid of your varicose veins in an easy, minimally invasive way, please call the Luxe Aesthetic Surgery & Medical Spa at (805) 500-6589 to learn more. We can answer your questions and set up a consultation.