Thvaricose veins removal la jollae board-certified cosmetic dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego are renowned vein specialists who have performed tens of thousands of successful vein treatments. As an internationally recognized authority on the subject of vein treatments, Dr. Goldman travels around to world to lecture on innovative vein removal procedures.

Our practice utilizes the most revolutionary vein therapies available to minimize the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins on the legs, face, hands, and chest.  Depending on the location and severity of a patient’s unwanted veins, our vein treatment experts may recommend any one (or a combination) of the following vein treatment options: sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, or laser vein therapy.


Our Medical Director, Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, is a sclerotherapy expert who has written the most widely used medical textbook on the topic. Sclerotherapy in San Diego is a procedure in which the doctor uses a small needle to inject a sclerosing agent into the main vein that is causing the branching of spider veins. The medication causes the unwanted veins to collapse and fade away. Sclerotherapy is a relatively short, in-office procedure that, when performed by an expert, is safe and effective for eliminating spider veins on the legs, hands, and chest.

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Phlebectomy, often called ambulatory phlebectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove large varicose veins from the legs. Phlebectomy is generally indicated when the varicose veins on the legs are larger than the width of a finger. These types of unsightly veins in the legs can often cause circulation problems, making their removal a necessity. The doctor will use tumescent anesthesia to numb the veins before they are surgically removed through a small incision. Oftentimes, phlebectomy is combined with laser therapy and/or sclerotherapy to provide the patient with the most aesthetically pleasing results.


spider vein removal la jollaLaser therapy is a safe and effective way to diminish veins on the face, hands, chest, and legs. Dr. Goldman helped invent the CoolTouch CTEV laser, which  is often recommended for the treatment of varicose veins on the legs. This treatment uses a laser fiber and infrared 1320 nm wavelength device to perform endovenous ablation. This procedure is good for patients who have leg veins that are smaller than one inch wide. For stubborn varicose veins, Dr. Goldman helped develop the VNUS Closure treatment.  Facial veins and chest veins are most commonly eliminated using laser treatments such as the Nd:Yag, Nd:Yag/PDL combination,  or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Dr. Goldman also helped invent the CoolTouch Varia system to safely eliminate face veins. The specific laser used is determined by the physician during your consultation and will depend on the size, location, and severity of your varicose veins.

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If you are tired of unsightly leg, hand, chest, or facial veins, the board-certified dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego can help. With a variety of vein therapies to choose from, including sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and laser treatments, our doctors can give you the rejuvenated legs, hands, chest, and/or face you’ve been longing for. We’ve performed thousands of successful vein treatment procedures and you can be next! Call the San Diego vein specialists at (858) 365-3622 now!

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