Vein Disease Treatment in Los Angeles
ProVascularMD has four vein disease treatment centers in the Los Angeles area. We treat varicose veins & spider veins with modern, minimally invasive techniques, allowing your legs to heal without major incisions or post-surgery downtime.
Vein Disease Treatment at ProVascularMD
A brief ultrasound exam is all that’s needed to find out if you’re a candidate for vein treatment
Vein disease treatment reliably relieves pain and swelling, and helps the leg heal from venous insufficiency.
Vein disease treatment usually takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.
You can return to your normal activities on the same day immediately after your procedure.
The efficacy of vein disease treatments is supported by several clinical studies and nearly two decades of practice.
Comprehensive Vascular Care
Sometimes, varicose veins are part of a bigger vascular problem. Our vascular specialists in Los Angeles have the expertise to evaluate you for more serious vascular conditions, including deep venous obstruction and peripheral artery disease.
Dr. Michael Lalezarian
Dr. Michael Lalezarian is a double-board certified Vascular Interventional Radiologist specializing in minimally invasive vein treatments. He is a committed partner in the battle against the devastating consequences of venous insufficiency.
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What Causes Vein Disease?
The primary function of veins is to carry blood towards heart. The underlying cause of most vein problems is a phenomenon known as “venous reflux.” Venous reflux refers to the condition in which blood in a vein or a group of veins flows backwards (away from the heart), causing blood to pool in the veins. This pooling is responsible for the visual bulging and discoloration that is characteristic of varicose veins and indicative of insufficient vein function. For this reason, vein disease is referred to as “chronic venous insufficiency” amongst medical professionals.
For any individual case of varicose veins, the exact cause is usually unknown. We do know that lifestyle factors that expose the veins to excessive amounts of pressure, such as prolonged sitting or standing, weight gain, or pregnancy increase your likelihood of developing varicose veins. Similarly, factors that are thought to compromise the integrity of the veins, such as smoking and aging also increase your risk. In rare cases, a source of obstruction (blockage) can be identified in the vascular system, but in the majority of cases, vein disease is attributed to genetic predisposition.
Varicose veins are commonly thought of as just a cosmetic issue, and while this is true in some cases, many individuals with varicose veins also deal with swelling and pain that can be quite serious. When blood pools in the veins, it can have systemic effects on the tissues of the leg, affecting skin and muscle health. Patients often report cramping, aching, throbbing, and heaviness in their leg, among other sensations. As your legs progress through the stages of venous insufficiency, the skin can become dry and itchy, hardened, or discolored. In its most severe form, venous leg ulcers can form as a consequence of insufficient blood flow in the veins.
How Vein Disease Treatment Works
Radiofrequency Vein Ablation
Laser Vein Ablation
Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy (UGFS)
Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) is another minimally invasive vein treatment. This procedure works by injecting a chemical agent called a sclerosant into the vein. When mixed with gas prior to injection, the sclerosant solution has a foamy consistency that fills the vein, making it uniquely effective for large and/or tortuous varicose veins. The sclerosant is often described as a chemical irritant that causes the vein to collapse and scar over, effectively closing down the vein.
VenaSeal Vein Glue
Vein Screening in Los Angeles
Vein Stripping Surgery
Is Vein Disease Treatment Right For Me?
Many of our patients are surprised (and delighted) to find out just how simple vein treatment is. If you’re suffering from vein problems, contact us at ProVascularMD in Los Angeles to learn more about your options.
Vein Disease Screening in Los Angeles
Stages of Venous Insufficiency
Venous Leg Ulcer Treatment
Vascular Specialist in Los Angeles
Learn more about Los Angeles Vascular Specialist Dr. Michael Lalezarian.
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 Wrona, M., Jöckel, K. H., Pannier, F., Bock, E., Hoffmann, B., & Rabe, E. (2015). Association of Venous Disorders with Leg Symptoms: Results from the Bonn Vein Study 1. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 50(3), 360–367.
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