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Why We See Varicose Veins Primarily in the Legs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 20 percent of adults in our country have varicose veins. We often talk about the cosmetic frustrations associated with varicose veins. Sure, the appearance of bulging, ropy veins on the legs can create self-consciousness. Many people with noticeable leg veins avoid wearing certain clothing […]


Smoking Affects Vein Health

It is no secret that smoking can be bad for your health. Doctors warn that smoking has a detrimental effect on our lungs and our heart. Smoking causes our teeth to become stained and also degrades the appearance of the skin. These are well-known disadvantages of an ongoing smoking habit. What may not be so […]


Microphlebectomy: What to Expect

Varicose veins may be a distracting problem. The condition is known for its cosmetic complications but also causes symptoms such as aching, burning, itching, pain, and more. There are several very good reasons to have varicose vein treated. As we have learned from patients of our Los Angeles area office, good reasons for varicose vein […]




Fillers for the Hands

Millions of men and women invest in cosmetic treatments that make their face look younger. The use of injectables, lasers, peels, and even cosmetic surgery can only do so much to lessen the blow of aging if the only area of focus is the face. When we observe one another, we look lower, at the […]


How Does Radiofrequency Ablation Help With Varicose Veins?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive option for the treatment of venous reflux disease, which is the most common cause of varicose veins. This type of treatment is done on site at L.A. Vein Center by Dr. Lee, and you can return home shortly afterwards. If varicose veins are a cosmetic issue, a physical issue, […]


Varicose Veins Santa Monica, CA

When is it Time to See a Vein Specialist?

We tend to assume that varicose veins are visible and will be easy to spot if they develop. In reality, there are thousands of people who routinely experience the symptoms of varicose veins without any outward indication that a vein or veins have lost some of their structural integrity. Are you living with leg fatigue, […]


Botox Versus Xeomin: Which is Better?  

Since both Botox and Xeomin have the same active ingredient, botulinum toxin A, it may appear that they’re the same product. While Botox and Xeomin are used for the same reason — reduction and prevention of wrinkles — they’re not identical. Here are the differences and similarities in Botox and Xeomin. The Additive The most […]


What is VenaSeal Vein Closure?

VenaSeal vein closure is one of the newest and most advanced treatments for symptomatic venous reflux disease, the origin of painful varicose veins for many patients. This treatment is the only non-thermal, non-tumescent, and non-sclerosant treatment that is approved for use in the United States today. VenaSeal uses a unique and highly advanced medical adhesive […]



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