Finding a trustworthy and skilled physician in any specialty is important, but perhaps none is as crucial as a plastic surgeon. More than 10 years ago, I had such an incredibly negative experience with vein stripping of my left leg that I lived with varicose veins in my right leg rather than risk another nightmare. Then I found the surgeon at Santa Monica Vein Center. His caring nature along with charm and great sense of humor won me over. His intelligence, artistry, and skill proved itself with the with the work he did on my right leg. He treats varicose veins with the latest technology - using the Closure procedure, which includes radiofrequency and sonar. I'm very pleased with the results. Additionally, I was seeking a solution to the dark spots on my face. The doctor steered me to the Obagi creams, and the dark spots have lightened dramatically and are almost gone. I highly recommend the Santa Monica Vein Center. He's a good person and a good doctor.