Goldman Dubow Dermatology Group offers both injection and laser therapy for unwanted leg and facial veins.
Using a tiny needle and solution, or a highly focused beam of light, Drs. Goldman and Dubow are able to reduce or eliminate many unwanted veins without any surgical incision in their Beverly Hills, Los Angeles office. If you're wondering if you'd be a great candidate for vein therapy in Beverly Hills, our dermatologists encourage you to contact us today to learn more about the best treatment options for you.
Sclerotherapy is a treatment of varicose veins and spider veins that removes the veins by injecting a medicine into the vessel and making it shrink immediately. Drs. Goldman and Dubow use Asclera (polidocanol injection), the newest FDA approved sclerotherapy agent.
The varicose veins treatments work by directly injecting the unwanted leg veins with a very small needle of Asclera to make it immediately shrink, and completely dissolve within a few weeks. The body eventually absorbs the treated veins naturally. Sclerotherapy is the most common and most effective spider veins treatment and varicose veins treatment available. The procedure is not only eliminating the current unsightly vein, but it is also prevents the veins from coming back. The sclerosing solution also closes the smaller veins that feed into the larger vein being treated. Our dermatologists understand that spider veins can cause people to feel self conscious about their looks, which is why our Beverly Hills dermatologists want to help you with sclerotherapy treatment in Los Angeles.
While you should not engage in strenuous physical activity after sclerotherapy treatment, Drs. Goldman and Dubow recommend that you walk around after the procedure. You will also be able to drive yourself home and resume your daily activities immediately.
The side effects of sclerotherapy spider veins treatment are usually minimal. In some cases, patients will experience some itching around the spider veins that were treated. Additionally, some patients experience raised, red areas around the injection site, or slight bruising. Drs. Goldman and Dubow will further explain possible side effects of sclerotherapy if you have more questions or concerns.
Veins on the face, commonly found around the nose, can be easily treated with our state of the art V-Beam laser for spider veins.
A: Yes, sclerotherapy does work. It is a proven procedure that has been used to treat veins for a long time. Though every patient is different and can expect varying results, you'll be able to better understand the outcomes that you can expect following your initial consultation with an expert Beverly Hills dermatologist who specializes in the treatment of spider veins.
A: Each patient’s needs are unique and therefore cost of sclerotherapy depends on the individual, but an average treatment costs $450 per treatment. If you only have a few veins it can be less and is up to the doctor’s discretion. Call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldman or Dr. Dubow to see how much your personalized sclerotherapy treatment will cost.
A: Sclerotherapy does not cause a lot of pain. We use a very small needed to inject a liquid chemical into the vein. It may cause a small burning sensation, but most of our patients find the pain very tolerable. Our Los Angeles dermatologists can use topical numbing creams on the injection site to help patients who may experience pain.
A: Some patients only require 1 treatment, while others need 3-5 treatments, performed 4-6 weeks apart. It's difficult to say exactly how many Beverly Hills sclerotherapy treatments a person will need until their able to be examined by a Los Angeles dermatologist.
A: Varicose veins are large blue, dark purple veins. They often bulge from the skin and may even have a cord-like appearance. They are most frequently found on the legs. Varicose veins tend to be much larger than spider veins and can be distinguished by their thick appearance.
A: Spider veins are very small and usually red or blue in color. They are much closer to the surface compared to varicose veins. They can look like a thin red line, tree branches or a spider web. Spider veins can be found on the legs, face, and may cover a small or large area.
A: Reticular veins are known as feeder veins. They are blue and green veins beneath the surface of the skin. They enlarge because of increased pressure in the vein, and can be caused be heredity. You may have reticular veins along or may have spider veins at the same time.
A: They are a result of backup of blood caused by weak or damaged valves in the veins. The heart pumps blood filled with oxygen and nutrients to the whole body through arteries. Veins then carry the blood back to the heart. Valves inside the veins act as one-way flaps to prevent blood from flowing backwards as it moves up your legs. If the valves become week, blood can leak back and collect there, causing the veins to get bigger and therefore visible.
A: Varicose veins and spider veins are very common. Approximately half of the 50+ years population has leg veins, so you are not alone!
A: The following factors will increase your risk for leg veins / can cause leg veins:
Other possible causes include race, posture, occupation, hormones, primary valvular incompetence and incompetent perforating veins.
A: The following will help to prevent your chances of getting visible leg veins: Exercise regularly, control your weight, don’t cross your legs for long periods of time when sitting, elevate your legs when resting, don’t stand or sit for long periods of time, wear elastic support stocking, and avoid tight clothing.
A: Spider veins are rarely a serious health problem, but they can cause uncomfortable feelings in the legs. You should see a doctor if the vein is tender to the touch, there are sores or a rash on the leg, the skin on the ankle changes color, the vein begins to bleed, leg symptoms interfere with daily activity, or the appearance of the vein is causing you distress. However, most of our patients come in because they don’t like the way their leg veins look for aesthetic purposes only.
A: Absolutely. We have a laser for spider veins on the nose. We use a laser called the V-Beam, which can erase those facial veins with just a few pulses. You may need to come back for repeat treatments to ensure the veins never return.
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