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Are there differences between varicose veins and spider veins? Santa Monica Vein Center

Are there differences between varicose veins and spider veins?


Veins are classified based on their overall size and location.  At the Santa Monica Vein Center in Los Angeles, we specialize in the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins.  These unwanted veins on the legs and thighs can be cosmetically unappealing or can be medically symptomatic.  In either case, the first step is to identify the type of unwanted vein and then provide you with options for treatment.  Spider veins are small thread-like blood vessels that arise underneath the skin of the face, legs, and thighs.  Larger varicose veins have a bigger diameter and often bulge beyond the plane of the skin.  Both of these types of veins can be treated with a combination of injection sclerotherapy, laser vein treatment, or if necessary, surgery.  In addition, newer endovenous laser treatments can improve the root problem of varicose veins. 


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Please call our office at 310-998-5535 to schedule a consultation for varicose vein or spider vein treatment in the Los Angeles area.  Santa Monica Vein Center. 

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