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A Closer Look at Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the oldest nonsurgical treatment available for varicose veins and spider veins. Our vein expert explains how advanced technology and technique make today’s version of sclerotherapy more effective and convenient than ever.

Jan 11th, 2022
How Pregnancy Can Cause Varicose Veins

You may be surprised to learn that along with morning sickness, stretch marks, and peculiar cravings, pregnancy also increases your risk of developing varicose veins. Our specialist explains why that is and what you can expect after pregnancy.

Dec 13th, 2021
Why Do Women Tend to Get Varicose Veins More Often?

While you may wish that the statistics were more equally distributed, it’s true that women are more likely than men to develop varicose veins. Our vascular expert explains why that may be and what you can do about it.

Nov 14th, 2021
What Does It Mean If My Legs Swell Often?

Occasional swelling in your lower legs is common and may likely respond to a few changes in your daily routine. But when it occurs frequently or doesn’t resolve quickly, something has gone wrong. Here’s what you need to know.

Oct 13th, 2021
Why ClariVein® Might Be Right for You

ClariVein® combines two highly effective treatments for varicose veins that together can offer superior results for certain types of problematic veins. Read more about this advanced therapy for varicose veins and the many benefits it offers.

Sep 13th, 2021
Understanding the Symptoms of Venous Insufficiency

Are you experiencing frequent swelling in your legs? Struggling with skin discoloration around your ankles that doesn’t seem to respond to the most rigorous skin care regimen? Learn about these and other symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency.

Aug 17th, 2021
How Radiofrequency Vein Ablation Works

Are you interested in a convenient in-office treatment for varicose veins that offers outstanding results? Our top-level vein specialist discusses the pros and cons of radiofrequency vein ablation and how it works.

Jul 12th, 2021
Legs Feeling Heavy? It May Be a Problem With Your Veins

A variety of conditions can cause your legs to feel heavy and tired. One of those issues is related to your circulatory health and how your veins handle blood flow. Learn more about the symptoms that may signal a problem with your veins.

Jun 29th, 2021
Myths and Facts about Leg Veins

Confused about the mixed messages you’re getting regarding varicose and spider vein treatments? Vascular surgeon and vein expert Dr. Michael Gioscia shares the truth about these problematic veins and which treatments offer the best results.

May 24th, 2021
Banish Spider Veins With Laser and Micro-Sclerotherapy

Have you heard about laser treatments for spider veins? Learn why laser technology is only part of the solution for ridding your skin of these tiny web-like veins. Our expert shares the truth about vein treatments and what works best.

Apr 21st, 2021
Who's at Risk for Varicose Veins?

Should you worry about developing varicose veins if your mother has them? Maybe. Maybe not. Learn more about who is at risk for these problematic veins and how a specialist can help.

Feb 22nd, 2021
The Link Between Obesity and Varicose Veins

You know that excess weight can increase your risk of developing issues like diabetes and heart disease. But did you know that obesity can also lead to varicose veins? Learn how your weight can affect your vein health.

Jan 19th, 2021
Varicose Veins vs. Spider Veins

Did you know that spider veins and varicose veins share a common link? They’re both related to damage in the vessels that carry blood to your heart so it can be recirculated. Find out more about these troublesome veins and how we treat them.

Dec 20th, 2020
Do Compression Socks Really Work?

Compression socks can eliminate pain and supply the extra energy you need to climb all those nearby mountains, if you believe the commercials. But can these socks do all they promise? Read what a vascular surgeon has to say about that.

Oct 15th, 2020
When Varicose Veins Are Symptomatic

You may be concerned about the appearance of varicose veins, but did you know they can also signal problems with your circulatory system? Learn more about symptomatic varicose veins and what they may be saying about your health.

Aug 29th, 2020
Why You Should Not Ignore Swollen Legs

A little swelling in your ankles after sitting at your desk all day or eating a particularly salty meal is pretty normal. But when swelling becomes persistent or happens more frequently, it’s time to check with the doctor. Find out why.

Jul 21st, 2020
Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

Congratulations, you’re having a baby! Surprise, you’ve suddenly got varicose veins! What does pregnancy have to do with varicose veins? Plenty, as it turns out. Read why varicose veins often pop up during pregnancy and what you can do about them.

May 14th, 2020