Large, unsightly spider veins can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, causing you to appear older before your time. At Marcus Medical, we offer a specialized sclerotherapy procedure designed to permanently eliminate the veins that bother you most, restoring smooth and youthful skin.
What is Sclerotherapy?
Our Los Angeles Sclerotherapy is an extremely effective way to treat large spider veins that are not effectively managed with laser vein treatment. It works by injecting a solution directly into the vein to form a scar tissue that eventually fades away, eliminating the appearance of the spider vein for good.
What are Spider Veins?
To understand the treatment of spider veins, it’s first helpful to know what they are and how they developed. Spider veins are small red, purple and blue blood vessels that commonly appear on the legs, thighs, ankles and face. They are easily recognizable because they follow a distinct branching pattern. Though they can be seen in young men and women, they usually become more prominent as people age. There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of spider veins, including:
- Being overweight or obese
- Congenital factors
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy or menopause
- A history of blood clots
- Hormone replacement therapy or the use of birth control pills
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
What to Expect During Your Procedure
Laser vein treatment at Marcus Medical is a minimally invasive, virtually pain-free procedure that involves sending high energy pulses of light directly into the veins without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. The blood vessels absorb the light, causing the veins to shrink and eventually disappear completely. Though the length of your procedure will vary depending on how many veins you possess and the size of the treatment area, in general you can expect the entire procedure to last approximately 20 minutes.
After your procedure, there is virtually no downtime, with most clients resuming their normal activities immediately. In some cases, you may experience mild bruising and swelling in the treatment area, though it will subside gradually over time. In addition, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to the sun after your treatment to ensure an optimal result.
Our specialists will also provide you with guidelines to prevent additional veins from developing in the future. For example, you will be advised to follow a routine exercise regime, maintain a healthy weight, avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time, and refrain from crossing your legs to reduce the chance of a spider or varicose vein recurrence.
Am I a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?
At Marcus Medical in Redondo Beach, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatments if it’s truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires.
With that said, almost anyone who is bothered by unsightly spider veins and wishes to resolve the condition is a possible candidate for this procedure. During your initial consultation, we will advise on whether or not you are an ideal candidate for among the best sclerotherapy Los Angeles has available at Marcus Medical.
If you would like to further discuss among the best Sclerotherapy Torrance has available to treat unwanted body fat, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the slim and contoured appearance you’ve always wanted. We cater to all surrounding areas, such as: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, El Segundo, Hawthorne, San Pedro, Long Beach & Los Angeles.
We are conveniently located in Redondo Beach, making it easy for our neighbors to take advantage of a medical spa Los Angeles clients can easily drive to.
Dr. Keith Marcus The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical
Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as BOTOX, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, CoolSculpting, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Hair Removal and Microneedling.
Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical delivers nothing short of premier non-invasive treatment, as among the finest medical spa Los Angeles and Redondo Beach have available. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of medspas, standing behind every procedure delivered and thoroughly ensuring the quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of attention and care.