Because of the warm weather and nearly constant sunshine, everyone in Pasadena wants to be able to bare their legs with confidence. Unfortunately, if you have spider veins or varicose veins on your legs, you may not feel comfortable wearing shorts outside your home when you visit or live in this city. Luckily, you can find effective vein treatment for virtually any condition very close to Pasadena.
Pasadena was the second city to become incorporated in Los Angeles County, California. It is home to approximately 140,000 people, and it is known for its many cultural and scientific institutions, including the California Institute of Technology. Pasadena also hosts the Rose Bowl each year.
Exploring Pasadena Vein Treatment Options
If you are interested in seeking treatment for spider veins or varicose veins in Pasadena or the surrounding area, you may choose one of the following options:
If you have large varicose veins that have not responded to other types of treatment, microphlebectomy may be your best option. This procedure was created as an alternative to vein stripping, a painful and invasive method that was once used to remove varicose veins. During microphlebectomy, a vein surgeon makes small incisions in the skin near your affected veins and pulls the vein gently through the incision, removing it from the body. After the procedure, all symptoms of the vein are often improved or eliminated.
Another option for people with varicose veins, radiofrequency ablation treats abnormal veins with radiofrequency energy. This energy is delivered into the vein via a thin catheter. After the procedure is complete, the treated vein will collapse and disappear.
- Endovenous Laser Treatment – In endovenous laser treatment, a thin fiber is inserted into the damaged vein through a very small entry point in the skin. The targeted vein is given targeted laser energy, causing the vein to close and seal shut. The veins that are closed are superficial veins that handle less than five percent of the body’s blood flow. The blood is automatically routed to other, healthy veins.
Sclerotherapy is ideal for smaller varicose veins and spider veins. During this procedure, a special solution is injected into treated veins with a fine needle. The solution irritates the vein’s walls, causing them to collapse. Eventually the vein seals off and fades from view.
If you are interested in any of the treatment options above, you must first make an appointment with an experienced surgeon at a vein center near you.
Visiting the Los Angeles Vein Center
The Los Angeles – L.A. Vein Center is currently accepting new patients from Pasadena and the surrounding area. To learn more about treatment, please contact the Los Angeles Vein Center today to schedule an appointment. Our facility also offers a variety of cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers. Dr. Larisse Lee is a Stanford and Harvard trained board certified surgeon who focuses on the most up to date techniques to get the results you want.