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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|

What Are the Warning Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

People don’t spend much time thinking about their veins. After all, they silently do their work underneath the surface of the skin. However, one medical condition involving the veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), is often underdiagnosed and serious, but measures can be taken to decrease risk. The Center for Disease Control estimates that as many as 350,000 - 900,000 Americans develop venous blood clots each year. Let’s take a [...]

March 12th, 2020|Deep Vein Thrombosis|

Does Sclerotherapy Work?

You do not have to live with the embarrassment or uncomfortable symptoms of Spider Veins! If you are one of the millions of women who often hide them under long pants, skirts, or dresses, or live your daily life with aching, swelling, burning, or cramps in your legs - treatment has never been easier! Spider veins are a very common problem and are relatively easy to treat with sclerotherapy.  [...]

February 13th, 2020|Sclerotherapy|
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