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What Are Spider Veins?

Affecting between 30-50% of the adult population, the development of them is inevitable for many.  However, the good news is that they usually respond exceptionally well to easy, in-office treatment! Although they are tiny in size, they can have a big effect on one’s confidence. We’re talking about spider veins, those small, damaged veins that most often appear on the surface of the legs or face. [...]

September 14th, 2020|Spider Veins|

What Are Varicose Veins?

Your leg veins are responsible for carrying blood up and out of the legs, back to the heart, against the pull of gravity. This very important job can lead to wear and tear on your veins over the course of your life. Varicose veins are superficial veins that have lost their ability to appropriately carry blood up and out of the leg, allowing the blood to flow backward toward [...]

August 5th, 2020|Varicose Veins|

How to Know When It’s Time for Vein Treatment

It is estimated that over 50% of Americans over the age of 50 suffer with varicose veins,*  with women more statistically likely to develop them, most likely due to the effects of pregnancy and hormones on spider veins. Heredity also plays a strong role, as there is a strong tendency to inherit this disease from one or both parents. Many incorrectly consider their varicose veins to be a cosmetic [...]

July 14th, 2020|Varicose Vein Treatment, Varicose Veins|

What Can I Expect After Sclerotherapy Treatments?

Spider veins can be a visual nuisance, even though they may never cause you any pain. When they first appear on the legs or face, you may not think much about them, but as they expand across your body like a web of tiny red or purple lines, they can cause you to be embarrassed, less confident, and make you feel as though you should hide behind clothing or [...]

June 14th, 2020|Sclerotherapy|

Injection vs. Laser Vein Therapy: Which Is Best For Me?

As we age our bodies begin to show signs of gradual slowing down. In our legs, this plays out as the veins’ valves begin to deteriorate, blood can begin to pool in certain areas of the legs and the veins increase in size. Varicose veins and spider veins occur as these damaged veins in our legs work against gravity to pump blood back up from our legs to our [...]

May 13th, 2020|Laser Vein Therapy, Sclerotherapy|

What Is Laser Vein Therapy?

Varicose veins are damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs and body.  They often form over time due to a number of factors including genetics, age, hormonal changes, or having a job that requires very long periods of time on your feet. Upon being diagnosed with varicose veins, your vein specialist will most likely prescribe a treatment protocol of laser vein therapy - the gold [...]

April 15th, 2020|Laser Vein Therapy|
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