Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Foam Sclerotherapy - Spider & Varicose Vein Treatment

As a proven method for eliminating the unsightly appearance of spider veins, foam sclerotherapy is a rapid, pain-free and noninvasive procedure. Dr. Karamanoukian is one of the leading physicians in the United States for foam sclerotherapy & spider vein removal. 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. No matter the location or severity of your spider veins, Dr. Karamanoukian provides effective sclerotherapy to help you.

How Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment Works

Sclerosis is the hardening of body tissue. Sclerotherapy works by injecting a sclerosing agent directly into varicose and spider veins. This substance irritates the vein, causing irreparable damage. The circulatory system then reroutes blood flow to surrounding veins while the body gradually absorbs the injected, damaged vein.

Foam sclerotherapy patients watch their varicose and spider veins disappear in front of their eyes. As a board-certified vein specialist, Dr. Karamanoukian has perfected the foam sclerotherapy technique, producing results that are immediate and profound. His patients can take advantage of his superior knowledge and ability, allowing them to get much-needed relief from the discomfort and unsightly appearance of varicose and spider veins.

About Spider Veins

Spider veins are those web-like bluish or red starburst of veins that can appear on your legs, ankles and even on your face. The road-map looking network of veins are a cosmetic nuisance for the most part. For years women have been camouflaging them with leg makeup or concealer. But, who wants to wear makeup on your legs or ankles when you can take advantage of effective spider vein removal by visiting Dr. Karamanoukian.

In many ways, spider veins are a less severe version of varicose veins. Both conditions are caused by a failure of valves within the vein to pump blood correctly, causing blood to flow in the wrong direction. As the blood pools, it dilates the veins. In spider veins, this causes the signature web-like appearance. Spider veins are very common and can easily be treated with foam sclerotherapy in Los Angeles.

Benefits of Foam Sclerotherapy

With patients reporting sclerotherapy to provide the best varicose and spider vein removal Los Angeles and Santa Monica have available, there’s no question that this procedure is rapidly approaching the gold standard in varicose vein treatment and spider vein removal. When combined with Dr. Karamanoukian’s unrelenting vascular expertise, foam sclerotherapy provides results that are nothing short of miraculous. Further, the procedure is comfortable, rapid and leaves patients able to immediately resume their day once they leave the office.

  • Benefits of foam sclerotherapy include:
  • Rapid procedure, often performed in under an hour
  • Immediate relief from spider and varicose veins
  • Outpatient procedure
  • No downtime, with patients immediately able to resume daily activities
  • No general anesthesia
  • No scarring
  • Highly effective procedure, providing relief from the unsightly and uncomfortable nature of spider and varicose veins

Foam Sclerotherapy - A Breakthrough in Spider Vein Removal

Dr. Karamanoukian began using the foam sclerotherapy technique to treat his patients because of how effectively and painlessly it eliminated spider veins and varicose veins. In less than an hour your spider veins can be removed and you can immediately return to normal activity, with little to no downtime. The effectiveness of this method is truly a breakthrough in spider vein removal.

Dr. Karamanoukian on The Doctors

Due to his unrelenting skill in treating varicose and spider veins with foam sclerotherapy, Dr. Karamanoukian was featured on The Doctors to discuss his technique. As you’ll see, foam sclerotherapy produces a stunning result, with patients able to immediately resume their day with beautiful, blemish-free legs. With a reputation for delivering the best spider vein removal around, Dr. Karamanoukian may be the perfect fit for your upcoming vein treatment.

"Seventeen years ago, I had vein stripping surgery done and I still had large varicose veins. I was turned away by my primary doctor because he said there was nothing else that could be done to control my varicose veins. I then had two small procedures for my veins here in Santa Monica and I already feel better. Thank you for taking the time." Patient Testimonial

Our Approach to Sclerotherapy

For patients in Los Angeles & Santa Monica considering varicose vein treatment or spider vein removal, there are few offices more qualified than ours. Dr. Karamanoukian is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to delivering foam sclerotherapy, Dr. Karamanoukian’s office can uphold every medical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your sclerotherapy, ensuring that your results achieve everything agreed upon. With our caring, individualized approach, we deliver high quality sclerotherapy to our patients from Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

Dr. Karamanoukian delivers sclerotherapy in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This accreditation comes only with the most stringent adherence to the codes set forth by the AAAHC. By maintaining these strict standards, our office treats patients with every safety standard in the book.