Sclerotherapy is the most common and effective treatment for spider veins. It is the process of injecting a sclerosing agent that irritates the lining of the vein walls and causes them to stick together, scar, and eventually disappear. This treatment is relatively painless and has few serious side effects.
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Varicose vein treatment has radically changed over the last 20 years. Instead of painful vein stripping, treatments are minimally invasive and require little or no downtime. Varicose vein procedures are usually performed in the office, typically take less than 45 minutes, and are covered by most insurance plans.
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The San Francisco Vein Center is run by Dr. Aquino who is a board certified vascular surgeon. She is an expert in the treatment of vascular diseases such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD), aortic aneurysmal disease, carotid stenosis, dialysis access, and complex venous and arterial ulcers.
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Meet Dr Aquino
Melinda L Aquino MD has been serving communities in San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo, and Marin since 2006. She works closely with a large network of primary care doctors and specialists to provide customized treatment for their patients. Dr Aquino is a board certified vascular surgeon and specializes in treating vein disease.
About our care
At the San Francisco Vein Center, we specialize in treating vein disease, including varicose veins, spider veins, and venous ulcers. We also treat a full spectrum of arterial disease and wounds. Our office is warm and personal, and our team strives to provide personal and empathetic patient care of the highest standard.