Spider Veins Specialist

Beach Wellness MD

Ali Golshan, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Spider veins on your legs or ankles can make you feel like you need to wear pants all the time, even during the hot summer. Ali Golshan, MD, is a leading vascular specialist with expertise in a variety of nonsurgical vein treatments. He uses foam and liquid sclerotherapy to improve the look of spider veins without surgery at Beach Wellness MD in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. To banish embarrassing spider veins, schedule a consultation for a minimally invasive VANISH spider vein treatment. Call the clinic today, or make an appointment online.

Spider Veins Q & A

What are spider veins?

Spider veins are tiny, branching, superficial veins that are visible just below the surface of your skin. They arise due to valve insufficiency that allows blood to pool within your blood vessels. Spider veins appear as a weblike network rather than the bulging and twisting that’s characteristic of varicose veins. 

What causes spider veins?

Several factors can contribute to spider veins, including:

  • Genetics
  • Sun damage
  • Hormonal changes
  • Heredity
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy

Spider veins most commonly appear on the legs. Patients of all ages can develop spider veins, but women are more likely to have them than men.

What are the symptoms of spider veins?

Spider veins appear as a red, blue, or purple network of tiny blood vessels. They’re generally harmless, but occasionally spider veins cause an uncomfortable burning sensation.

How are spider veins treated?

Dr. Golshan at Beach Wellness MD is an experienced vein specialist who can address spider veins without surgery. VANISH Spider Vein Treatment uses a combination of the following therapies to safely and effectively reduce the appearance of spider veins:

Foam and Liquid Sclerotherapy®

Foam and liquid sclerotherapy are custom-formulated medications injected into branching veins using a needle that’s smaller than a strand of hair. Sclerotherapy seals the veins and redirects blood flow. Damaged veins are then naturally eliminated from the body.

What are the benefits of the VANISH spider vein treatment?

VANISH is a minimally invasive procedure that’s just as effective as vein surgery, with shorter recovery and fewer risks. VANISH is also less painful and less risky than surgery.

The benefits of the VANISH spider vein treatment include:

  • Short treatments (10-15 minutes)
  • No anesthesia 
  • Little to no discomfort 
  • Minimal downtime
  • No scarring

Typically, patients can return to daily activities right away. You may need to wear a compression garment for two days, and Dr. Golshan may recommend that you restrict your physical activity for two days after your VANISH spider vein treatment.

Initial results may be visible as early as one week following your procedure. You’ll see full results around one month after your treatment. 

To schedule a consultation for nonsurgical vein treatments with Dr. Golshan, call Beach Wellness MD today, or make an appointment online.