Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and we are taking every precaution that we can to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, and community. Although many beaches are still closed in Southern California, as we look ahead, we hope to provide our patients with treatment options that make them feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies while enjoying beautiful summertime weather. 

Summer is right around the corner, and although you’re longing to enjoy the sunny days ahead, you can’t help but wish you had smooth, flawless legs to flaunt in your shorts and swimwear. Truly, those bulging and discolored veins can be a source of distress. But thanks to procedures such as sclerotherapy, spider veins, and varicose veins can be successfully eliminated. And this means you can proudly have beautiful legs when the hot, summer months roll in. 

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is home to several of the country’s leading experts in the treatment of visible, enlarged, and even painful spider and varicose veins. With the intricate nature of the vein procedure, it is crucial that you visit a specialist for leg vein treatment. Our Medical Director, Mitchel P. Goldman, MD is a pioneer and leading authority in the field of veins and sclerotherapy treatments. Known as the Godfather of Sclerotherapy, Dr. Goldman has lectured extensively on vein treatment topics and has published multiple medical textbooks on the subject. Therefore, there is no better practice to help you get rid of your unwanted leg veins then Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego.

Leg Vein Treatment Options

Now is actually the best time to start getting your legs ready for the summer. Take note that some treatments will require you to wear stockings while recovering, and this can be most comfortably done while the weather’s not too hot.  Ready to help your legs look and feel summer-ready? These are the leg vein treatment options we offer at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology:

SclerotherapySclerotherapy to remove visible spider veins by Dr. Groff. After treatment, networks of blue veins are eliminated.

Sclerotherapy is a safe and minimally invasive treatment that helps eliminate unsightly spider or varicose veins on your legs, giving you more confidence in wearing shorts, skirts, and swimsuits during the summer. The procedure involves a series of injections into damaged veins with a safe, painless sclerosing solution. Through the expert skill of our board-certified dermatologists, this procedure safely and efficiently dissolves the unwanted and unnecessary vein. By eliminating the visible veins, blood is re-routed to deeper normal veins which actually improves your circulation. And by wearing graduated compression stockings for a week after the procedure, the blood supply will remain cut off in the targeted vein, causing the blood vessel to collapse and disappear turning into scar tissue that fades over a few weeks, helping you achieve clear, smooth legs. In addition, you will no longer experience the pain and discomfort that are associated with varicose and spider veins.

With sclerotherapy, you can have a safe and effective vein removal procedure without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. And because our board-certified dermatologists perform the procedures themselves, you’ll be getting the best care and results possible. To learn more about sclerotherapy, visit

PhlebectomyVaricose Veins Removal SD

Phlebectomy is a minimally-invasive surgical treatment for the removal of varicose veins. Those who have large leg veins greater than the width of a finger are great candidates for the procedure. Phlebectomy removes unwanted varicose veins through small openings or incisions placed directly above the veins entirely under local anesthesia. These tiny incisions allow the surgeons to easily remove the large veins. In many cases, a phlebectomy may be combined with less invasive treatments such as sclerotherapy or CoolTouch CTEV laser treatments for optimal results. 

CoolTouch CTEV

CTEV laser leg vein treatment in san diego, ca

A state-of-the-art laser device, developed by our Medical Director, the CoolTouch CTEV eliminates the need for surgical removal of the largest veins (Great Saphenous Vein) shortening the recovery time with virtually no skin scars. The procedure consists of inserting a small laser fiber into the vein causing the vein to safely close. The blood that was previously circulating through this vein will be rerouted to other healthy veins. 


To treat the tiniest leg veins, our advanced Cynosure Cynergy multiplex and Candela Vbeam Prima lasers use a combination of 2 laser wavelengths 595 and 1064 nm for safe and effective treatment.  Once the blood vessel is damaged, it will disappear, get reabsorbed by the body, and fade away after several weeks. 

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we are proud to offer a comprehensive array of 50+ lasers including IPL devices. Each of our six board-certified dermatologists has been involved in numerous research studies involving these lasers, giving our San Diego office the most experience in performing laser treatments than any other practice in the country. 

Schedule A Leg Vein Removal Procedure Today

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can safely and effectively help you get your legs ready for the summer. To learn more about our vein removal treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact our San Diego office today.

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Reshape & Tighten Your Neck With ThermiSculpt
In this webinar, Dr. Groff will educate you on how the experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can provide life-changing results without surgery through ThermiSculpt.

Speaker: Dr. William F. Groff
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 at 5:30 pm PST / 8:30 pm EST

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