How Do I Get Rid of My Varicose Veins?

Leg veins such as varicose veins and spider veins are often frustrating and embarrassing. These unsightly streaks on your lower legs likely prevent you from wearing shorts, sundresses or putting on a swimsuit, but they may also cause you pain. Varicose veins typically come with symptoms such as aching, throbbing legs that bruise easily, itch, or burn. Dermatologists typically treat spider veins and not the larger bulging blue veins that require more complex procedures.

Vein Treatments

These unsightly veins are considered a skin condition and appear when the one-way valve in your leg fails to pump blood back up to your heart, causing your legs to swell and throb and produce broken veins on your skin’s surface. Once we’ve determined the cause, Dr. Fitzgerald’s team can develop the right treatment for you. If your veins are enlarged, you will likely need treatment with a vascular physician.

Available vein treatments at our cosmetic dermatology office include:

  • VBeam Laser—This laser closes off broken blood vessels to improve vein appearance.
  • IPL Photofacial—The laser heats deep layers of skin to improve redness caused by small spider veins.
  • Excel V—This laser targets veins to ensure better heat absorption to improve the redness caused by broken vessels.
  • Sclerotherapy—A procedure that involves injecting saline solution into the vein that makes it fade over a few weeks.

If you struggle with varicose veins, please contact Dr. Fitzgerald in Los Angeles today at 323-464-8046 to schedule your consultation. We serve clients in L.A. and surrounding California areas including Beverly Hills and Larchmont.