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Superficial Facial Veins: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Have you ever noticed small red veins on your face? They are called superficial facial veins. While they may not pose a significant threat to your health, they can continue to grow and affect your self-esteem if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of superficial facial veins. Diagnosing […]

What Is a Venous Duplex Ultrasound?

If you have issues with the veins in one or both of your legs, your vein doctor may recommend that you get a venous duplex ultrasound in order to check your vein health. Ultrasound is a safe technology that does not use radiation, which is why it is utilized in pregnant women. Venous duplex ultrasound […]

DVT Treatment Options

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot, known as a thrombus, develops in one or more of the deep veins in the body – most frequently in the legs. If left untreated, DVT can be a potentially life-threatening condition. This is because the blood clots can become loose and travel through the bloodstream […]

Healthy Tips from a Vein Doctor

Your arteries and veins play a vital role in the health of your body. The arteries send nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the cells throughout your body, and the veins then send the blood back to your heart for replenishment. If there are any issues in their proper functioning, it can cause […]

Signs It’s Time to Visit a Vein Doctor

After your arteries circulate oxygenated and fortified blood to the cells throughout your body, your veins circulate the “used” blood back to the heart and lungs for refortification and reoxygenation – and then the process begins again. The veins in the legs are especially far away from the heart, and when it pumps, the pressure […]

What Is the Best Treatment for Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when one or more veins – usually in the legs – are not doing a complete job of pushing depleted blood back to the heart, and blood is pooling in the vein. If blood is having difficulty returning to the heart for refortification and reoxygenation, the vein can appear as […]

Cosmetic vs. Medical Vein Treatments

Vein treatments are used to do two things: (1) Improve the appearance of unsightly and/or bulging varicose veins and spider veins that appear on your face, arms, chest, and legs, and (2) relieve discomfort, bruising, or ulceration (sores) caused by varicose veins. Whether your visible veins are a cosmetic or medical issue, it is in […]

Laser Spider Vein Removal

It is very common for women to develop prominent veins throughout their bodies, which are caused by a combination of heredity, hormonal fluctuations, weight gain, pregnancy, and aging. A very common vein problem is spider veins. Although relatively harmless, spider veins may be accompanied by symptoms that can cause discomfort. Spider Veins Spider veins are […]

Causes of Superficial Facial Veins

Spider veins are small, thin veins that look like spider webs or sunbursts on your skin. Although they can appear anywhere on your body, they tend to form most often on the face and the legs. They are the smaller version of varicose veins. In most cases, spider veins on the face are harmless and […]

Risk Factors for Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in the arms or legs, likely due to damage to the lymph nodes. Patients who have undergone breast cancer treatment are at risk of lymphedema due to the damage the treatment may cause to the lymph nodes or a result of the removal of the lymph nodes. A […]