Vein Treatments


The Secret Vein Clinic is a La Jolla vein treatment clinic that specializes in the medical, cosmetic, and surgical treatment of varicose and spider veins and various vein disorders. In addition to vein removal, we also offer skin tightening and skin resurfacing services for patients from every part of San Diego County.

Under the leadership and expertise of Dr. Peter Mann, our La Jolla skin and vein specialist, we offer a variety of vein treatment options including:

Endovenous Laser (EVLT) - Endovenous laser vein removal is a simple, minimally invasive procedure. Typically performed under local anesthetic, this procedure involves inserting a thin laser fiber optic catheter into the vein and then applying heat to seal the vein shut.

VNUS treatment or R.F. Endovenous Ablation - This vein treatment procedure is similar to the endovenous laser treatment. The catheter inserted into the vein uses radio frequency waves to seal and destroy an unsightly vein.

Sclerotherapy - A common form of spider vein treatment offered at our La Jolla vein treatment clinic, sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution into the problematic vein. This solution causes the vein to collapse. Sclerotherapy has been used to treat large varicose veins and small spider veins for over 150 years and is still considered the "gold standard" for treating large varicose veins, despite advances in laser therapy.

VariLite Laser- This is a dual wavelength laser system that is extremely effective for vascular lesions such as: telangiectasias, cherry angiomas, spider angiomas, venous lakes, blue facial veins, hemangiomas, port wine stains and spider veins.

Phlebectomy - Phlebectomy is the surgical removal  of large, unsightly, bulging veins. This is a minimally invasive procedure done through small 2 - 3 mm incisions or puncture wounds and extracting the diseased vein. Usually no visible scars are seen because of the micro incisions. Usually this is done as an adjunct procedure to the EVLT or the R.F.Endovenous Ablation.

Veinwave - Primarily used to treat spider veins as well as small veins on the face, nose, and ears, the Veinwave device uses small pulses of thermal energy for these delicate areas.

 

Which Vein Treatment is Right for You?

Dr. Mann performs a comprehensive venous workup using advanced diagnostic studies and a physical examination. Diagnosticsuntitled include duplex ultrasound exams, which identify the veins with faulty valves responsible for venous reflux, as well as vein mapping, and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) studies.

Using a complete anatomical workup, symptoms and physical examination findings, and ultrasound analysis, Dr. Mann diagnoses your condition and recommends the most suitable vein treatments. Whether you undergo endovenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy injections, Veinwave treatment, or surgical vein removal, you'll be ready to return to work as early as the next day.

Contact us today to find out how treatment from our La Jolla vein clinic can help you look and feel better! Dr. Mann has proudly helped patients from all over San Diego to better-looking skin with his specialized vein treatments.

We are providers for Medicare, Tri Care and most PPO insurances, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, and HealthNet.