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Understanding Varicose and Spider Veins

If you have varicose or spider veins, then you may also have questions about why the veins started forming, why they can be painful, and how you can treat them. At La Jolla Laser, we understand that you may have an abundance of questions about your own vein condition, and might be searching for effective treatments. That is why we stay up-to-date with the latest procedures to ensure that we can help our patients treat varicose and spider veins.

Weak or damaged valves in the veins cause varicose veins. When valves become weak, blood can leak into the veins and begin pooling. As a result, the pooling can make the veins enlarge, and in-turn, varicose.  Spider veins can also be caused from a backup of blood, however, they also can be caused by changes in hormones, sun exposure, and various injuries.

What Increases the Risk of Developing Varicose and Spider Veins?

There are many factors that can increase the risks associated with the development of varicose and spider veins. These risks can include:

  • Increasing age
  • Family medical history of vein conditions
  • Changes in hormone levels as with pregnancy and menopause
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to the sun

During an initial appointment with La Jolla Laser, we will discuss all of your vein treatment options with you. These treatments may include compression stockings, ClariVein, Endovenous Ablation, Sclerotherapy, Yag Laser, or Microphlebectomy.

Our team of experts will explain each procedure with you and answer any questions that you may have. At La Jolla Laser, our goal is to help treat your vein condition so you can experience less pain and be satisfied with the look of your legs. Contact us today for a complimentary screening for both varicose and spider veins.

Learn More about La Jolla Laser

To find out more information about spider and varicose veins at La Jolla Laser, please contact our team of vein experts. We will schedule you for a consultation at our San Diego clinic so that you can have all of your questions about veins and vein treatments answered.

You do not have to remain in pain or discomfort from spider or varicose veins any longer. In addition, you do not have to remain satisfied with the appearance of varicose or spider veins either. Please contact our La Jolla Laser Vein Clinic today to learn more about the treatments that will best suit your individual needs so you can always put your best leg forward!