Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition where there is a poor venous return from the legs to the heart. This is usually related to incompetent or leaking veins in the legs. The condition is often associated with leg swelling and varicose veins. Varicose veins are more common in women than in men and may be associated with previous pregnancies, trauma to the legs (such as a fracture), previous surgery or previous clots in the legs. There is often a family tendency to varicose veins and there might also be inherited tendencies for the blood to clot more easily. Signs and … Continue reading »
This is a great time to get rid of your spider veins in time for shorts, and skirt weather! Spider veins are enlarged superficial veins that appear as red/ purple clusters on the legs. They can occur for a variety of reasons including pregnancy, heredity or trauma. Sclerotherapy is an excellent, non-surgical way to eliminate these unwanted superficial veins. Through a tiny needle, a solution (we, at SkinCare Physicians, typically use either polidocanol or glycerin) causes these blood vessels to collapse and close. It is a safe and simple procedure done right in our office. Here are some things to … Continue reading »
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