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How Can You Treat Varicose Veins?

Pain, itching, swelling, burning, leg heaviness or tiredness, and skin discoloration are all symptoms of varicose veins - a problem that affects nearly 35% of the American population. Symptoms can worsen throughout the day and are often partially relieved by “conservative treatments”, including elevating the legs or by wearing compression stockings. However, these conservative treatments only provide temporary relief, and diseased veins can worsen if left untreated over time. [...]

November 10th, 2020|Varicose Vein Treatment|

What Types of Advanced Vein Conditions Are There?

Approximately 30% of American adults suffer from vein disease, but only 10% seek medical treatment, according to the Society for Vascular Medicine.  Although spider veins are often cosmetic in nature, varicose veins, and the underlying vein disease that causes them, is medical in nature and if left unchecked, will often progress into more advanced conditions.  As a matter of fact, many of our patients often admit that they just [...]

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|
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