Get Your Legs Ready for Spring

by | Jan 24, 2020 | Medical

Unsightly veins only occur as you age?
Varicose and spider veins are a common problem found in approximately 25% of the population. A common misconception is that they tend to occur only in older patients and women. In reality, they can be found in men and women of any age. Heredity is another risk factor for venous disease.
Why do Spider and Varicose veins occur more in the legs?
Because we stand or sit for prolonged periods of time. We make the leg veins work much harder than in any other part of our body. Leg veins normally carry blood back from the feet to the heart. Vein valves keep blood flowing in one direction. However, in many people, the valves and veins become abnormal and allow blood to flow backwards towards their ankles. This is called venous reflux. This then exerts pressure on the surface skin veins that bulge out. If left untreated, this can result in leg pain, restless legs, itching, cramping, swelling, ankle discoloration and thickened skin. Ultimately, it can cause open wounds or ulcers at the ankles. Left untreated this may lead to more serious medical issues.
Harvard and Stanford trained, double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Larisse Lee focuses on the most up to date techniques to get the results you want. Be it hand and leg vein treatment, laser liposuction or other concerns, Dr. Lee can tailor a plan for you. Our state-of-the-art facility offers minimally invasive procedures with exceptional results.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 818-325-0400 or visit us at www.LAVeinCenter.com. We are located at 4955 Van Nuys Blvd, Suite 704 in Sherman Oaks.

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