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Treating Varicose and Spider Veins

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Treating Varicose and Spider Veins Varicose and spider veins are both conditions of the circulatory system that are most common in the legs. They both develop when weak or damaged valves or walls in your veins can no longer successfully move the blood back to your heart. The reason they most commonly appear in the…Read More

6 Myths about Varicose Veins

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Myth #1: Varicose Veins are Caused by Pregnancy. Just like in Myth #1, pregnancy can exacerbate varicose veins but it is not a cause. In most cases, varicose veins than do become visible during pregnancy fade after delivery. Myth #2: If Mom has Varicose Veins, You will too. While there is a genetic link in…Read More

Restless legs syndrome triggers:

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Restless legs syndrome triggers: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a common condition affecting the nerves in the legs. Sufferers report the unpleasant sensations of pulling, creeping or tugging in their legs. It is also characterized by an irresistible impulse to move one’s legs. Typically, the symptoms are more prevalent at night or when your legs…Read More

Risk Factors for Spider Veins

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Risk Factors for Spider Veins Research has shown that there are several factors that can make you more susceptible to spider veins. There are some that you can manage, while others are completely out of your control. Genetics plays a role in spider veins. If someone in your family suffers from spider veins, then you…Read More

What is Sclerotherapy?

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What is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive and effective method used for the elimination of spider veins. If has been used in one form or another for 150 years. While the idea might be over a century old, new techniques, compounds, and imaging testing make it more beneficial than ever before. During the procedure, a…Read More

Vein Post-procedure

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Vein Post-procedure Some patients do not notice any discernible improvements for several weeks after the procedure. Don’t worry though. It takes time for the body to reabsorb the unwanted tissue. In some cases, multiple treatments might be required. There may be some temporary post-procedural side-effects including: The region around the treatment site might be slightly…Read More

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy
Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy When a larger spider vein cannot be easily seen with the naked eye, physicians will use ultrasound imaging tools to pinpoint the vein. This can happen when the veins or vein tributaries are hiding deeper in the leg. By applying a small amount of conductive gel above the area of concern, we…Read More

What Should I Do About My Spider Veins?

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I think I might have spider veins. What should I do now?   If you notice symptoms of a venous condition in their lower extremities, especially if you have numerous risk factors, we recommend that you come in for a consultation. We can use non-invasive ultrasounds and a thorough physical examination to test for chronic…Read More

Venous Insufficiency

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What is Venous Insufficiency?  Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition that affects the blood flow in your lower extremities. Individuals who suffer from this debilitating condition complain of swelling and pain in legs. In healthy veins, the valves keep your blood moving the correct direction as it returns to the heart. However, when these valves do…Read More

RF Vein Treatment

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RF Vein Treatment The RF procedure, or “RF” for short, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1999. It’s undergone several refinements since then and is now the standard RF vein treatment for lower extremity vein disease (venous reflux). At present the procedure can be done in-office by most general…Read More
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