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Varicose Veins Specialist

Point Loma Cosmetics

Medical Spa located in San Diego, CA

About 35% of American adults have varicose veins. Though common, varicose veins can negatively affect your confidence and keep you from wearing shorts, skirts, or bathing suits. At Point Loma Cosmetics in San Diego, California, the team of aesthetic specialists treats varicose veins using Asclera. This advanced sclerotherapy treatment is safe, effective, and provides stunning results. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the office today.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are bulging, twisted veins that occur on the thighs, legs, and calves. They occur when your vein valves malfunction, allowing blood to flow backward and pool. Many people consider varicose veins a cosmetic issue, but without treatment, they can also increase your risk of more serious health problems like deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Common symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Twisted, knotted, or cord-like veins
  • Veins that are blue, red, or purple
  • Aching or heavy legs
  • Burning, throbbing, or cramping sensations
  • Skin discoloration

If you have varicose veins, you might also notice that your legs feel sore or stiff after long periods of sitting or standing.

Who is at risk of experiencing varicose veins?

Varicose veins can affect anyone, but several factors may increase your risk. For example, you’re more likely to experience varicose veins if you’re overweight or pregnant. Varicose veins can also run in families. If your parents or grandparents had them, you’re more likely to as well. 

How are varicose veins treated?

Point Loma Cosmetics treats varicose veins using Asclera®. Asclera is a type of FDA-approved sclerotherapy that’s administered in-office. 

Once Asclera enters a varicose vein, it causes the vein walls to swell and collapse. Over time, your body absorbs the treated vein and your blood reroutes to healthier pathways throughout your body.

Is treatment for varicose veins safe?

Varicose vein treatment with Asclera is safe and usually well-tolerated. Following treatment, you wear compression stockings for at least three days. Compression stockings apply pressure to your lower legs, helping improve your circulation. They also limit pain and swelling.

In addition, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise, sunbathing, and hot baths after Asclera injections. If you have any questions about what you can or can’t do following treatment, let your Point Loma Cosmetics provider know.

How many varicose vein treatments will I need?

The number of Asclera treatments you’ll need depends on the location, size, and appearance of your veins. Some people experience a significant improvement after just one in-office appointment. However, Point Loma Cosmetics typically recommends a series of three or more appointments spaced several weeks apart.

To learn more about treatment for varicose veins, schedule an appointment at Point Loma Cosmetics. Book online, or call the office today.