Entries by La Jolla Vein Care

What Do Compression Stockings Do?

You wear compression stockings to improve blood flow in your legs. Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins spider veins, or have just had surgery, your health care provider may prescribe compression stockings. Wearing […]

How Do I Know If I Have An Underlying Vein Problem?

Varicose Veins Are Not Always Visible to the Naked Eye Most vein conditions are not visible to the naked eye. The veins that are visible can be the ‘tip of the iceberg’ indicating an underlying problem. Therefore, a duplex ultrasound examination may be recommended to determine if there is an underlying condition called, venous inssufficiency. […]

Are Varicose Veins Inherited?

Do You Have Your Mother’s Legs? One of the strongest risk factors for varicose veins is a family history. We often see mothers and their daughters, fathers and sons, siblings, and some times the entire family for similar varicose vein issues. This picture demonstrates a mother and her daughter with ironically the same varicose vein […]

Cryo-Sclerotherapy, Painless Spider Vein Treatment

La Jolla Vein Care is now offering Pain Free Cryo Sclerotherapy! What is Cryo-Sclerotherapy? Cryo-Sclerotherapy is sclerotherapy in combination with a Cryo device. What this does is cool the surface of the skin before, during, and after injections. It is intended to minimize pain during injections by providing temporary anesthetic relief. This does not interfere […]

Dr. Oz Visits San Diego

Dr. Bunke and Michelle of La Jolla Vein Care met with America’s favorite doctor today- Dr. Oz, on the set of KUSI after the Good Morning San Diego show. Dr. Oz talked about various issues on the show such as cupping, the latest medical trends and also The Voice Awards which raises awareness on substance abuse and […]