Leg Vein Treatment
Superficial leg veins, also known as spider veins or superficial varicose veins, are groups of red and purple veins that commonly appear on the thighs, calves or ankles. A common condition among women, and even men, these unsightly veins are associated with genetics, pregnancy and occupations that involve prolonged standing. Regardless of the cause, leg vein removal treatment at our Thousand Oaks practice can ease your self-consciousness and help you love the look of your legs.
If you are wondering which vein treatment is right for you, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss the possibilities. Or you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azar develops innovative surgical techniques to provide exceptional outcomes.
The Legs You Want
As with all non-surgical treatments at his practice, Dr. Azar personally administers each leg vein treatment. Patients from Santa Monica, Ventura, Westlake Village and surrounding areas appreciate his delicate care and precision. During your consultation, Dr. Azar will determine which treatment or combination of treatments will most effectively address your unwanted veins. Options include:
- Laser Vein Treatment: For smaller, spider veins ranging in size from 1 mm to 5 mm, laser leg vein treatment is highly effective and safer than injections. The laser that's used is the Cutera Xeo, Nd:YAG laser, which safely targets the hemoglobin in the veins while protecting the skin. It may require more than one treatment to eliminate all of the veins. Treatments range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how extensive the veins are. Laser vein treatment is not painful, but feels like a light rubber band snapping against the skin. Treatments are performed six weeks apart.
- Sclerotherapy is a traditional vein treatment that is more economical than lasers and effective for varicose veins of all sizes. This simple procedure involves injecting a solution that causes irritation to the veins, ultimately causing them to close off after about 4 to 6 weeks. Some areas will require more than one injection. Our goal is to significantly reduce the number of these veins by 70% to 80%. For the deeper reticular veins, we recommend ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, which allows us to treat veins that are hidden beneath the surface of the skin.
- Endovenous laser vein treatment (EVLT) is the safer, less-invasive alternative to vein stripping for varicose veins. Without making any incisions, a tiny laser catheter is inserted into the vein. After administering local anesthesia, energy is emitted from the catheter to obliterate the vein. EVLT has about a 98% success rate, with the problem vein usually disappearing within 1 to 2 months following treatment.
Laser hair removal is another effective treatment that can help beautify the look of your legs.