The Beauty of Expertise

Selecting the right vein specialist is important for receiving the most effective treatment available. Today, veins specialists are called phlebologists. Phlebology is a specialty field of medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating vein-related conditions. As a result, it’s imperative that whomever is treating varicose or spider veins is board certified by the American Board of Phlebology. To confirm that your vein doctor is qualified, simply go to the American Board of Phlebology website. In the upper right hand corner, you’ll see a tab that reads FIND AN ABPh CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN. By confirming your doctor is board certified, you’ll get more than better treatment—you’ll get the peace of mind every patient deserves. It’s the beauty of expertise—and it’s the convenience of having valuable information at your fingertips.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Looking Good After Pregnancy

It’s estimated that 70% to 80% of pregnant women develop varicose veins during the first trimester. Pregnancy causes an increase in blood volume; however, it’s the hormonal changes that cause the veins to enlarge. Elevated levels of progesterone, which the body produces to stabilize the uterus, allow the veins to dilate. Later, the uterus enlarges and causes increased pressure on the veins in the pelvic area. While varicose veins often disappear after delivery, the venous valves are damaged. When varicose veins are still visible after three months, it’s time  contact a vein specialist. It’s important you look good, feel good, and remain healthy—particularly after pregnancy.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Taking Flight

Patients traveling from different states or countries to seek treatment at La Jolla Vein Care can return to the air within 24-hours after the procedure (although it’s understandable if the stay is extended to take in the beautiful sights of San Diego). Although a patient can easily resume most day-to-day activities right after treatment, it’s recommended to avoid air travel for the first 24-hours. Once in the air, however, it’s important to wear the prescribed compression stockings and work on increasing the circulation in your legs. To do this, please make sure to pump the calf muscles regularly and get up from your chair every two hours. It’s the best way to facilitate healing in the air—and it’s a sure fire way to avoid economy class syndrome.

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Executive Team

Keeping it Painless

By using sclerotherapy to remove spider and varicose veins, we’re able to minimize patient discomfort. At the injection site, patients might feel a slight burning sensation for only a few seconds. To maximize patient comfort, we use a sclerosant that was developed as a local anesthetic. To modernize the patient experience, we want to offer the most advanced treatments available—and we want to keep it painless.

Sincerely,

Executive Team

Introducing Dr. Sardo

La Jolla Vein Care is excited to announce its association with Marialyn J. Sardo, MD, FACS and The Center for Beauty. As a prominent plastic surgeon, Dr. Sardo was recognized as a Women to Watch in the Millennium by Amici Magazine and has made several television appearances, which include segments on ABC, CBS, and TLC. As a distinguished expert in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Sardo specializes in body contouring and facial rejuvenation procedures, which include breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction, anti-aging skin care, and injectable fillers.

After graduating from UCSD’s School of Medicine, Dr. Sardo trained in general surgery at UCLA and the prestigious Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She received her training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at Boston University Medical Center. With the new relationship with Dr. Sardo, La Jolla Vein Care patients looking for cosmetic enhancements can get easy access to a word-class surgeon—all onsite.

Sincerely,
Executive Team

Improving Leg Circulation

We receive many inquiries about how the removal of varicose veins might impact circulation. After all, veins are conduits for transferring blood throughout the body. The good news, however, is that the removal of diseased vessels actually improves circulation because varicose veins are a burden on the circulatory system. By treating varicose veins via sclerotherapy, we eliminate only the bad veins, thus leaving the healthy veins that the body naturally uses to return blood from the heart.

Sincerely,

Executive Team