As Medical Director of the Palos Verdes Vein Center, plastic surgeon Christine Petti is dedicated to total vein care. She and her staff at the Vein Center, serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, have an enthusiastic and effective approach for the treatment of spider and varicose veins. Sclerotherapy and other treatments of diseased veins generally require multiple therapies. All of these therapies are available at the Palos Verdes Vein Center.
In a normal leg vein, one-way valves keep blood flowing continuously towards the heart. However, due to age, weight gain, pregnancy, hormones, or genetics, these valves often weaken and over time, causing blood to collect and become congested in the veins. As these varicose veins become more pronounced, people may notice their feet and legs becoming fatigued, achy, heavy, and swollen.
Los Angeles area doctor Christine Petti is able to effectively treat varicose veins with a number of state-of-the-art technologies, including VNUS® Closure, micro ambulatory phlebectomy, sclerotherapy, and laser vein therapy.
Caused by the same valve failure as varicose veins, spider veins are thin reddish-purple veins that are visible primarily on the legs and face. Most often, they cluster on the thigh or just below the knee. These wavy veins affect nearly 80% of all women as they grow older, as well as a large percentage of men. Our Vein Center, serving Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, offers sclerotherapy and laser vein therapy to effectively treat spider leg veins; we can give you younger looking and glowing legs, regardless of your age.
The VNUS® Closure procedure is a state of the art, minimally invasive technique to treat varicose veins resulting from a condition known as venous reflux. Venous reflux is a frequent cause of painful varicose veins. Using ultrasound to scan your legs, Dr. Petti will determine if venous reflux is present. If reflux is present, you may be a candidate for the Closure procedure. This procedure has replaced the old fashioned & radical treatment of vein stripping.
The VNUS® Closure procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Using ultrasound, Dr. Petti will position the Closure catheter into the diseased vein, through a small opening in the skin. The tiny catheter delivers radiofrequency (RF) energy to the vein wall. As the RF energy is delivered and the catheter is withdrawn, the vein wall is heated causing the collagen in the wall to shrink and the vein to close. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is naturally re-routed to other healthy veins.
Patients who undergo the Closure procedure typically resume normal activities within a day. The Closure procedure results in good cosmetic outcome with minimal to no scarring, bruising or swelling.
To achieve good cosmetic outcome, many physicians choose to provide adjunctive treatment(s) either at the same time or following the Closure procedure. To address visible varicosities, ambulatory phlebectomy may be performed. To treat purple or red “spider veins”, Dr. Petti and her staff may perform sclerotherapy or laser vein therapy. Through these procedures, diseased and noticeable veins are removed or collapsed, to improve the cosmetic appearance of your legs. Call today to schedule your consultation! It’s fun to show your legs again!
Laser Vein Therapy – Legendary legs at any age!
As a woman, Dr. Petti understands what it means to want more beautiful legs. Our Vein Center, serving Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, uses state of the art specific lasers, which have shown remarkable success in treating varicose veins and other vascular conditions that were once thought untreatable. It works by delivering light energy to the treatment site, which is absorbed by the targeted blood vessel. The light energy radiates heat, which causes the unwanted veins to collapse. The appearance of veins is minimized, and your legs will look wonderful.
Sclerotherapy – Show off your legs again!
Highly effective in treating spider veins in legs, sclerotherapy eliminates visible veins with a minimum of discomfort and treatment time. Dr. Petti will use a very thin needle to inject a painless solution into the affected veins, causing them to collapse and disappear. Depending on the size of the area to be treated, sclerotherapy sessions generally last between 30 and 45 minutes. Patients may return to their normal daily activities immediately after sclerotherapy, although Dr. Petti will ask you to wear compression stockings for a few days to aid healing.
If you suffer from varicose veins or spider veins, Dr. Christine Petti can use sclerotherapy and other treatments to give you more beautiful legs. Contact the Palos Verdes Vein Center today to arrange a consultation.