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What Causes Poor Circulation in the Legs?

Sitting in one position too long causes some people to develop an uncomfortable pins-and-needles sensation. We often say that the affected body part has “fallen asleep.” That tingling is an indication that circulation has been disrupted. There is little concern regarding the occasional experience of poor circulation when a direct cause can be identified. When […]



What to Expect After Microneedling

Microneedling is a convenient, simple treatment that can support aging skin by stimulating collagen production. Studies have shown that collagen and elastin, the two proteins that support the skin, decline significantly after age 30. The production of these proteins can be sustained with periodic treatments that wake up dormant fibroblast cells. Microneedling is an excellent […]


What is VenaSeal?

VenaSeal™ is a vein closure system that is commonly used to resolve the symptoms of venous reflux disease in the lower extremities. Venous reflux disease describes the accumulation of blood in certain parts of veins in which valves are not sufficiently pushing blood upward toward the heart. The VenaSeal procedure is currently the only non-sclerosant, […]


Could Varicose Veins Cause You to Lose Sleep?

Much of the time, varicose veins are considered a cosmetic problem. The truth is, these bulging, ropy veins can be much more concerning than that. Varicose veins are larger vessels that have malfunctioned. The valves that keep blood moving forward and back toward the heart have become weak. This allows blood to pool in a […]


Ambulatory Phlebectomy: It’s Not Vein Stripping

Varicose veins are not a new problem. Doctors have been consulting with patients about bulging, painful veins for ages. Historically, the way that severe varicose veins were dealt with was to remove them using a surgical technique known as vein stripping. The name alone sounds so awful we can see why any person would want […]


Spider Vein Symptoms You May Not Expect

Many people notice small webs of blue and purple veins just under their skin. This web-like appearance is what gives spider veins their name. Typically, these collections of veins are found on the feet, ankles, and legs. Wherever they appear, they can present cosmetic concerns. To date, scientific studies suggest that spider veins are nothing […]


The Best Time to Treat Varicose Veins is Just Around the Corner

Varicose veins affect nearly one in five adults today. If you are one of them, you may be wondering if you should see a vein specialist. Varicose veins, unlike spider veins, can be more than a cosmetic nuisance. Spider veins are the tiny, wrinkled veins that make blue and purple webs on the skin. Varicose […]


Taking Care of your Veins

You depend on your veins, and when conditions arise that make them uncomfortable or itchy, these symptoms may be indicators of a much more serious problem.


Vein Health

Keeping your veins healthy, combined with treatments option, is a great way to keep you feeling healthy and energized.


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