Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Vein Center Procedures

As a board-certified vein specialist in Los Angeles, Dr. Karamanoukian has the knowledge to address any vascular disorder. Patients with varicose or spider veins are assured among the most thorough, compassionate care. Below are the most common procedures to effectively and permanently treat varicose and spider veins.


Microphlebectomy is a varicose vein treatment procedure to directly remove large, bulging and varicose veins from the legs. Also known as an ambulatory phlebectomy, it is a short, hour-long outpatient procedure, with patients able to walk and move about immediately after the surgery. In addition to providing a wonderful cosmetic result, microphlebectomy also gives patients immediate relief from any pain or itching caused by the varicose veins.

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Foam Sclerotherapy

As a proven method for eliminating the unsightly appearance of spider veins, foam sclerotherapy is a rapid, pain-free and non-invasive spider vein treatment procedure. Dr. Karamanoukian is one of the leading physicians in Los Angeles and the United States for foam sclerotherapy. He has gained such a reputation for this procedure that he was featured on an episode of The Doctors to demonstrate his unique approach to foam sclerotherapy.

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Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) is a minimally invasive procedure to eliminate unsightly varicose veins. It is a welcome alternative to previous, unworkable varicose vein treatment methods. It is a rapid, safe outpatient procedure that not only corrects the cosmetic aspect of varicose veins, it also restores healthy circulation in the legs. Dr. Karamanoukian is well versed in EVLT, allowing him to treat varicose veins of any severity.

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