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One of the most innovative treatments for spider veins is known as laser spider vein removal.  In this treatment modality, a short burst of a computer generated laser beam is used to target the small thread like spider veins on the legs and thighs.  Almost all types of spider veins can be treated with laser spider vein removal and recovery is relatively quick.  If the spider veins are diffuse in someone with olive tone or dark toned skin,  pretreatment with a topical cream may be required prior to initiation of the laser treatment.

 

A second treatment modality for spider veins is known as injection sclerotherapy.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian provides these patients with four different types of vein injections including saline injection, polidocanol, STS, and foam sclerotherapy.  The injection sclerotherapy technique is performed by injecting a small amount of a potent FDA approved medicine into the unwanted spider vein in order to eliminate the vein altogether.  Unlike sclerotherapy of the past, newer types of sclerotherapy agents are less painful and require less time to recovery. 

If you have questions about spider vein treatment in the Los Angeles area, please call the office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian in the Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, or Los Angeles areas.  Our office specializes in the treatment of spider veins, varicose veins and venous disorders. We have a high success rate with eliminating unwanted spider veins and varicose veins using lasers, sclerotherapy, and micorsclerotherapy options.  If you would like to schedule a consultation please call our office at 310-998-5535 and speak to one of our patient coordinators for a spider vein consultation.

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