Varicose and spider veins can cause discomfort and self-consciousness for many patients. Thankfully, effective treatment is available. Vein treatments are safe, nonsurgical, and a proven solution for varicose and spider veins.  Dr. Ourian is known to offer amongst the best varicose vein treatment Los Angeles has available.

What are Varicose and Spider Veins?

Varicose veins are veins in the legs that have become dilated and swollen, causing them to no longer properly facilitate blood flow from the legs to the heart. Spider veins are a type of varicose vein, when smaller veins pool at the skin surface, causing discoloration in a “spider” like appearance. This condition is often found as a result of aging, trauma, weight fluctuation, or pregnancy. While generally not dangerous, many patients are unhappy with the appearance of varicose and spider veins and seek treatment to reduce or remove them.

What is Beverly Hills Spider Vein Treatment?

Dr. Ourian’s signature Beverly Hills vein treatment is achieved through a process known as sclerotherapy or hypertonic saline. This is a relatively simple nonsurgical procedure which reduces the appearance of smaller varicose and spider veins.

How Does Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment Work?

To eliminate spider veins, Dr. Ourian will inject the vein with hypertonic saline, which is a concentrated salt solution also known as a sclerosing solution. As a result, the lining of the vein becomes irritated and the body eventually replaces the damaged blood vessel with a scar, which is not visible on the skin’s surface.

Sclerotherapy can cause itching, irritation, or a burning sensation upon injection. For this reason, Dr. Ourian may use lidocaine or another method of pain management to keep you comfortable through the procedure. However, some patients feel no pain at all and can easily tolerate sclerotherapy. Dr. Ourian may instruct you to wear compression stockings following your treatment.

Results will begin to be noticeable about 6-8 weeks after injection. Multiple injection sessions may be necessary to reach ideal results. Dr. Ourian will explain your treatment plan during your consultation at Ourian Plastic Surgery.

Who is a Candidate for Spider Vein Treatment?

Patients who have noticeable spider veins are often good candidates for spider vein treatment. Patients should be generally healthy before choosing the treatment and should not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of the treatment. Dr. Ourian will evaluate your health and your spider veins during a thorough and consultation to determine whether sclerotherapy is right for you.

How Much Does Varicose Vein Treatment in Los Angeles Cost?

Patients who have noticeable spider veins are often good candidates for spider vein treatment. Patients should be generally healthy before choosing the treatment and should not be pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of the treatment. Dr. Ourian will evaluate your health and your spider veins during a thorough and consultation to determine whether sclerotherapy is right for you.