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Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Banish Unsightly Veins

La Jolla Sclerotherapy AftercareWinter is coming and for most people that means cozier clothes and more downtime relaxing by the fireplace. Something you might not consider is that winter is actually the perfect time to get a treatment for the unsightly varicose veins or spider veins you may have on your legs, chest, arms or hands. Not only can these unwanted veins discourage you from wearing your new swimsuit or strappy sundress when summer comes around, but they can sometimes be uncomfortable or painful. Fortunately, vein treatments like sclerotherapy or intravascular laser treatments can help safely and easily improve varicose veins or spider veins for both men and women.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our practitioners have the necessary training and expertise in the latest innovative vein treatments to improve your varicose or spider veins. Our team is led by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mitchel Goldman, who has authored several medical textbooks on the topic and is considered a pioneer in cutting-edge, effective treatments for veins. Read more

Avoiding Fake Varicose Vein Treatments

Del Mar Unsightly Vein Dermatology TreatmentHomoeopathic and naturopathic remedies continue to gain popularity as people look for alternative skin care treatments for everything from varicose veins to mole removal. As new theories pop up for how to treat these dermatologic conditions with home remedies, the truth is that these cheap and purportedly practical solutions that “really work” are, at best, ineffective and, at worst, cause additional problems. For example, a lot of the natural remedies recommended to improve varicose or spider veins may be inexpensive but lack the ability to provide real improvement.

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego offers the latest in effective vein treatments to improve unwanted varicose or spider veins. Our pioneering dermatologists have experience and training in the most cutting-edge vein treatments available, like sclerotherapy. Our very own Dr. Mitchel Goldman is a highly regarded expert when it comes to treating unsightly veins and has authored several medical textbooks on the topic. Read more

It’s Time to Take Your Leg Veins Seriously

San Diego Knee Varicose Veins ProcedureLeg veins are a nuisance that affect over 40 million Americans. Not only can leg veins create cosmetic concerns, but if left untreated, they may lead to long-term health problems. Additionally, many people don’t understand that the seemingly unrelated symptoms they experience (such as leg heaviness, swollen legs at the end of the day, night cramps, or aching and restless legs) may actually be associated with vascular issues in their legs. For some individuals, these issues can lead to further health problems that can have serious medical complications.

The two most common types of leg veins are varicose and spider veins also known as telangiectasia. When the one-way valves inside the veins that are responsible for circulating blood toward your heart become weak or damaged, the veins become swollen, twisted, and visible just under the skin. If the valves stop functioning properly, blood may begin to pool inside the veins, causing significant swelling and lack of oxygen to nearby tissues. Read more

The Right Treatments for Stubborn Leg Veins

Oceanside Spider Veins Injectable ProcedureStubborn leg veins become more prevalent as people age. Genetics often play a factor in the development of these unwanted veins, but diet, exercise, and sun exposure can all contribute to the development of leg veins as well.

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego offers various vein treatments that will eliminate unwanted leg veins and reduce pain and soreness. Our medical experts are world-renowned vein specialists with unique insight into the best, safest, and most effective treatments possible.

What are Spider or Varicose Leg Veins?

Spider veins also known as telangiectasia, are small blood vessels that branch out just under the surface of the skin. They are typically found on the legs or face, often with unnatural or unsightly twists and turns. Varicose veins, on the other hand, are larger than than spider veins, as they are swollen and raised. Usually limited to the legs, varicose veins twist and turn unnaturally just beneath the skin’s surface. Read more

Everyday Habits That Can Cause Varicose Veins

La Jolla Unsightly Leg Vein RemovalThey can seem to appear out of nowhere or slowly grow over time. One day, your skin appears clear, but over time, rogue veins crop up, leaving a visible lumpy blue line on your body. With the sudden appearance of varicose or spider veins, it’s normal to wonder if there might be some everyday behavior you do that caused them to suddenly show up in the first place.

Let’s be clear, there are some uncontrollable factors, such as your genetics, your age, bodily changes (for example, pregnancy) that can raise your risk of developing spider or varicose veins. However, there are some lifestyle behaviors that can also heighten your risk. With proper planning, you can avoid and lessen your chances of developing unsightly vein issues.

The two most common types of vein issues are spider veins and varicose veins. Think of spider veins as varicose vein’s little sister. These are small blue or red veins which appear close to the surface of the skin and are frequently seen on the legs. Varicose veins are larger and are often twisted and stick out on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins commonly occur on the legs. Read more

2 Ways Varicose Veins are Affecting More Than Just Your Appearance

Del Mar Enlarged Leg Veins RemovalDid you know that varicose veins are often more than just a cosmetic concern? Normally, varicose veins pose no major threat to your health, but if serious or left untreated, they can lead to unwanted health issues; in many cases, they can actually be a sign of a serious health concern. Fortuantely, an experienced San Diego dermatologist can provide a number of solutions.

Varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots and ulcers – or even worse. If you’re one of the millions who endure these swollen veins, you may have them on your chest, arms, hands, and (most commonly) legs. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, our board-certified dermatologists are among the nation’s leading authorities on the reduction or outright elimination of unwanted veins before they become a health hazard. Read more

What are the Differences Between Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy?

La Jolla Varicose Leg Veins ProceduresFor most people with varicose veins or spider veins in San Diego, the arrival of summer and “shorts weather” isn’t met with the same enthusiasm as other people. The negative effect of these unsightly veins branching up and down the legs can be huge. People may stop wearing their favorite outfits, like shorts or dresses, or even avoid favorite activities in order to hide their visible veins. In addition, up to 50% of those with even spider telangiectasia have symptoms such as heaviness and painful legs.

If you are suffering because you have varicose veins or spider veins, don’t despair. Fortunately, there are a number of vein treatments that will get you back in your summer shorts in no time. The two most popular vein treatments for the legs are sclerotherapy and phlebectomy. Each vein treatment has distinct advantages and circumstances in which they are the most effective for improving unsightly veins.

While the procedures themselves are very different in nature – sclerotherapy is an injectable vein treatment while a phlebectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure – both are very effective for treating unsightly, unwanted veins; however, phlebectomy is reserved for larger varicose veins (about the size of a pencil or larger). Both procedures can be performed quickly and with little to no discomfort or downtime. Read more

Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes After Sclerotherapy Treatment

Vein Treatment from Sclerotherapy Experts in San Diego It may be winter, but in sunny San Diego, dermatology should always be on your mind since it’s usually warm enough year-round to wear cute shorts and fashionable skirts. If you have varicose veins or spider veins, though, you might feel self-conscious showing off your legs. Issues with your leg veins shouldn’t just be of cosmetic concern; if you ignore them, they can grow thick and knotted, leading to an increased risk of blood clots, ulcers, or worse.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our board-certified dermatologists are the leading authorities on leg vein treatment, better known as sclerotherapy. Dr. Mitchel Goldman, the founder and director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, has even published several medical textbooks on sclerotherapy, many of which have been translated into five languages and are now in their 6th edition.

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What Types of Veins Are Right for Laser Vein Treatment?

La Jolla Light Therapy Spider Vein ProcedureVeins are an important part of the body’s circulatory system, but when they begin to show up on your face, chest, hands, and legs, they can negatively impact your confidence and self-esteem. When most people think of vein treatments, they think of old-fashioned, painful surgical procedures, however, there are numerous non-surgical techniques, like laser vein treatments, available that can help reduce the appearance of unsightly veins and help restore your clear, healthy looking skin.

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our board-certified cosmetic dermatologists specialize in the most advanced vein therapy treatments available. In fact, our founder and director Dr. Mitchell Goldman has published numerous textbooks on sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments. To receive expert care and treatment for unsightly or uncomfortable vascular concerns, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at our San Diego practice. Read more

What Makes a Successful Vein Treatment?

La Jolla Varicose Vascular ProceduresUgly. Unsightly. Embarrassing. These are just some of the words people use when describing their varicose veins and spider veins at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego for treatment. If you’re reading this now, maybe you’ve had these thoughts as a result of the visible red or blue veins on your hands or legs. Fortunately, our board-certified dermatologists are world-renowned vein therapy experts and can provide the skilled varicose veins treatment you need for amazing results.

Types of Cosmetic Vascular Conditions

The most common types of veins people wish to remove are spider veins and varicose veins. The National Institute of Health estimates that over half the population of men and women suffer from some type of vascular disorder and would benefit from varicose vein treatment. Read more