Varicose Veins Specialist

Beach Wellness MD

Ali Golshan, MD

Vascular Surgeon located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA

Unsightly varicose veins can be embarrassing and uncomfortable and can contribute to health concerns like ulcers and blood clots. Ali Golshan, MD, is a top vascular specialist with expertise in nonsurgical vein treatments. He provides minimally invasive leg makeovers for varicose veins to patients at Beach Wellness MD in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. To schedule a consultation for a safe, fast, and effective solution for varicose veins, call the clinic today, or make an appointment online.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic concern; they’re a medical condition that can cause pain, swelling, and other health complications. Varicose veins are the result of weak or damaged valves that should prevent backflow of blood, but instead these valves allow blood to pool within your veins, so they appear enlarged and bulging. 

What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins occur in patients of all ages, but the chance of developing them increases with age. 

Additional risk factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Standing or sitting for long periods
  • Obesity

Varicose veins are more common in women than men, especially women who’ve had multiple pregnancies.

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

Symptoms of varicose veins include:

  • Twisted, protruding veins
  • Dark purple or blue veins
  • Pain, throbbing, or heaviness in the legs
  • Spasms or swelling 
  • Discolored or itching skin

Varicose veins can lead to ulcers, blood clots, and minor bleeding.

How are varicose veins treated?

Dr. Golshan at Beach Wellness MD is an expert at treating varicose veins without surgery. He performs leg makeovers using a combined approach to treating varicose veins. 

The leg makeover involves the following treatments:

Varithena®

Varithena is an FDA-approved foam medication that Dr. Golshan injects into the primary abnormal vein with a tiny needle. Varithena causes the damaged vein to collapse; blood flow is redirected to healthy veins.

Foam sclerotherapy

This involves a custom-formulated foam that Dr. Golshan injects into smaller, branching veins. The foam seals the veins, rerouting blood flow. Your immune system eventually eliminates the sealed blood vessels.

What are the benefits of a leg makeover?

A leg makeover is a minimally invasive procedure that’s just as effective as vein surgery, with fewer risks and shorter recovery times. The procedure is also safer and less painful than laser or radiofrequency vein treatments.

The benefits of a leg makeover for varicose veins include:

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

Most patients can return to daily activities right away. You may need to wear a compression garment and restrict your physical activity for up to a week after your procedure.

Initial results may be visible as early as one week following your leg makeover. Typically you see full results around one month after your procedure. 

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