Varicose Veins Specialist

SoCal Body Sculpt

Nilesh H. Bhoot, MD, FACS

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Glendale, Montrose, CA

Varicose veins are more than just an aesthetic problem; they can cause aching pain and discomfort. Dr. Nilesh Bhoot provides vein treatments for his patients at SoCal Body Sculpt in Montrose, California. Dr. Bhoot and the SoCal Body Sculpt team offer numerous cosmetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. If you’re interested in vein removal, call or book online to make your appointment. Dr. Bhoot happily serves the Burbank and Glendale, CA community.

Varicose Veins Q & A

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged veins that are visible through the surface of your skin. The veins most likely to become varicose are those on your feet and legs, due to the pressure of standing and walking upright.

For some people, varicose veins might be purely a cosmetic concern, but for others, they can cause aching pain and discomfort.

In some cases, varicose veins can lead to more severe complications, and can sometimes signal a higher risk for specific circulatory health problems.


What causes varicose veins?

Varicose veins are the result of weakened veins and valves in your legs and feet. Numerous factors can cause varicose veins, including:


Age

As you age, your veins lose elasticity, and your valves weaken.


Weight

People who are overweight are more likely to develop varicose veins since the excess weight puts more pressure on the lower body veins.


Overexertion

Overexerting yourself and heavy-lifting can also put too much pressure on your lower body veins.


Inactivity

Exercise is an excellent way to reduce your chances of developing varicose veins since it can help to improve blood circulation.

While it’s rare, varicose veins can also be caused by:

  • Blood clots
  • Abnormal blood vessels
  • A tumor or swelling in the pelvis


What are the treatment options for varicose veins?

There are a variety of treatments available for varicose veins, from simple techniques and lifestyle changes such as wearing compression stockings and exercising more, to cosmetic treatments.

Some of Dr. Bhoot’s medical and cosmetic vein treatments include:

Endothermal Ablation

Endothermal ablation uses energy either from high-frequency radio waves or lasers to seal affected veins.


Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy uses a special foam medicine that’s injected into the blood vessels, causing them to shrink.


Ligation

Ligation involves the surgical tying of veins through a small incision in your skin to prevent blood from pooling. Dr. Bhoot can also use ligation in conjunction with other vein removal methods.


Laser treatment

A laser heats the vein and creates scar tissue that closes it. The vein then loses its blood source and will likely disappear within the following year or two.

Dr. Bhoot can remove varicose veins with advanced, modern treatment methods at SoCal Body Sculpt, so call or book online to find out more.