Q: How do I know if I have varicose veins?

A: Dr. Taheri: As many as 25 Million people in the U.S. are affected by vein disorders.

Spider Veins are usually red or blue veins that cluster just below the surface of your skin

often branching out like small trees looking unsightly to the eye and lowing confidence

levels of many individuals who possess them.

Visible signs of vein disease include:

  • Achy, tired or heavy feeling legs
  • Large blue or purple veins just below your skin. Spider veins, varicose veins and open sores on the legs.
  • Cramping or itching in your legs.
  • Discolored skin in the area around the varicose vein. (Sometimes this symptom is incorrectly diagnosed as dry skin.)

Vein disease can sometimes cause discomfort in the legs. Despite these symptoms,

vein issues are often considered a purely cosmetic problem. New information about vein

disease has not yet reached many healthcare providers, leaving patients with

inaccurate or inadequate information.

Q: Who should I talk to about this?

A: If you are in the Los Angeles area, you can reach out to our Westwood location on

Santa Monica Blvd. Our licensed professionals will be happy to discuss your specific

concerns and work with you to create a plan to meet your health and beauty needs.

For More Information, Check Out www.LALaserCenter.com Get in touch with Dr. Taheri

to learn more about our varicose vein services.