Unsightly, unwanted veins are a part of many peoples’ lives as they get older, especially if their job involves a lot of standing, such as teachers and nurses. No one knows exactly why some people get these prominent veins, but it is thought that there is a genetic component as well as a lifestyle one. Overweight people are also more at risk for developing these veins. In the past, the only solution to get rid of large, bulging varicose veins was through a surgery called phlebectomy. However, nowadays, phlebectomy is only used on veins that are so large that they can’t be treated effectively with any of the safe and effective non-invasive phlebectomy alternatives, such as sclerotherapy or laser vein therapy.

Phlebectomy Alternative

The most common phlebectomy alternative is called sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves a series of simple injections to reduce the appearance of unwanted varicose veins. During a sclerotherapy procedure, your doctor will inject a medication called a sclerosing agent directly into the vein using an extremely thin, fine needle. It is important to always visit a board-certified, expert dermatologist with experience in vein removal for a sclerotherapy procedure, as precision and knowledge of veins, anatomy, and sclerotherapy itself is required for the best results.

The expert, board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are considered some of the foremost leaders in the field of spider vein elimination in San Diego. They offer sclerotherapy as well as other phlebectomy alternatives, such as laser therapy and the new VenaSeal vein closure system. No matter how large or prominent your veins are, chances are that the doctors of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have a solution for you. To find out which treatment is right for you, an in-person consultation will be held in which your goals and lifestyle are discussed in order to come up with a personalized treatment plan.

In this image, a series of injections to correct unwanted spider and varicose veins are shown.


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