What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

Chronic Venous Insufficiency is commonly referred to as CVI. Your veins become “insufficient” when they can no longer function in the manner they are intended to. When venous valves and venous walls work correctly, blood is circulated down the legs and then pushed back up towards the heart. Healthy leg veins are a fascinating part […]

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Common Professions that put You at Risk for Varicose Veins

Our bodies were made to be on the go. The human body is equipped to be an efficient machine. In America especially, we spend much less time exercising than we do at work. Americans work more than any other country’s citizens in the industrialized world. Our bodies were not made to sit or stand all […]

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Heavy, tired legs? You could have vein disease!

Symptoms of vein disease Far too often, people live with untreated medical issues. A massive population of U.S. citizens are living with vein disease that is either undiagnosed or untreated. The truth is that 1 in every 2 women, and 1 in every 3 men will experience venous insufficiency in their lifetime. All of these […]

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The Difference Between Reticular and Varicose Veins

We’ve all heard of spider veins. Many of us have seen these small clusters of blue and purple thin lines on people’s legs. Most of us are also familiar with varicose veins. Varicose veins are much larger than spider veins, bulge on the surface, and usually appear blue, purple or a dull green shade. What […]

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Why it’s the perfect season to get vein treatment

Fall is in full swing. Although it’s been a long summer, the trees are bare and we’ve brought out our favorite sweaters. The cooler weather has a lovely ambience, but also causes an atmospheric pressure shift that adjusts the way our bodies circulate blood. This beautiful time of the year is the best time to […]

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Understanding Radiofrequency Ablation

The Radiofrequency Ablation technique is an advanced vein procedure, cleared by the FDA in 1999. This newer form of vein treatment replaced painful vein stripping as the go-to method of eliminating varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). Fabulous clinical and cosmetic results have been recorded at the 5 and 10 year marks, post-treatment. Radiofrequency […]

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Should you have your veins screened? Benefits of catching vein disease early

Vein disease is present in the lifetime of 50% of women and 40% of men in the United States. Vein disease is progressive and when present, will continually get worse until treated. Catching the disease early can prevent the harsh symptoms that come with untreated varicose and spider veins. Signs & Symptoms Varicose veins are […]

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What can a vein specialist do for you?

Are you suffering from leg pain, heaviness and swelling? Do your legs ache after spending the day on your feet? Maybe you have swollen varicose veins causing you distress in your daily life? The most common cause of these symptoms is Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). A vein specialist can diagnose the issue behind your agonizing […]

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That’s not a rash, it’s vein disease (lichen simplex chronicus)

Above are pictures of our actual patient that were taken before the procedure and 3 months after the procedure. Vein disease is a chronic, progressive disease that is extremely prevalent in the United States. Chronic venous disease usually occurs in the legs and can cause bulging, enlarged veins, itching, swelling, skin thickening and pigment changes. If […]

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Are you at risk for leg ulcers?

3 months after Why do vein valves become damaged or ineffective? There are a number of reasons why your leg veins may not be working properly. A number of factors can increase your risk of developing a venous leg ulcer, including: Varicose veins are the swollen veins that are caused by malfunctioning valves. Varicose veins […]

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Is it a spider vein, varicose vein or do I have both?

Have you seen small blue spider web-like lines on your legs? Or perhaps you’ve noticed larger, bulging blue or purple veins on your thighs or calves? Spider veins and varicose veins are quite common. In the United States approximately half the population has vein disease, which causes these unsightly, obnoxious veins. The reason you are […]

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The Road to Recovery

You may be nervous to seek treatment for your varicose veins. Medical procedures can be overwhelming, we understand. However, we are here to ease your concerns. Modern day vein treatments are minimally invasive and nearly painless. You may alsobe wary of treatment because of questions such as, “When will I be able to go back […]

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