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72015Sep
Endovenous Laser Ablation FAQ

Endovenous Laser Ablation FAQ

What is Endovenous Laser Ablation? Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLT) is a treatment for varicose veins. EVLT uses laser energy to create intense heat in the varicose vein. Heat closes the diseased blood vessel so the varicose vein collapses, leaving behind smooth, healthy looking skin. Nearby tissue eventually absorbs the collapsed vein and reroutes blood through…

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312015Aug
Vein Doctors Help You Treat Varicose Veins

Vein Doctors Help You Treat Varicose Veins

If you have varicose veins, you are not alone. About a quarter of all adults in the United States suffer from bulging, twisted red or blue veins appearing near the skin’s surface on the legs and calves, according to the American Heart Association. Varicose veins are unsightly and sometimes painful. These diseased veins can also…

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242015Aug
Understanding Spider Veins

Understanding Spider Veins

Spider veins are a common type of abnormal vein that becomes more prevalent as you age.  Although spider veins can be embarrassing, spider vein treatment is available. Do I Have Spider Veins? Spider veins typically appear on the face, chest, and legs. They are small and may be blue, purple or red in color. These…

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182015Aug
Exploring Your Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Exploring Your Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Varicose Vein Treatment Options Varicose veins affect countless people across the United States and around the world. Although this condition is common, it can still be difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Many people find this condition to be both embarrassing and uncomfortable. In fact, varicose veins can cause a number of different…

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82015Aug
Sclerotherapy: An effective Spider Vein Treatment

Sclerotherapy: An effective Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment Options The realization that you have varicose veins or spider veins can make your heart sink. These veins can make you feel self-conscious and reluctant to wear shorts, skirts and sandals for fear your veins will show. Varicose veins are knotted, dark-bluish veins in your lower legs, while spider veins are smaller,…

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312015Jul
What Exactly is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

What Exactly is Ambulatory Phlebectomy?

Patients today who suffer from varicose veins are fortunate to have a number of treatment options for getting rid of these unwanted vessels.  One of them is a minimally invasive procedure known as an ambulatory phlebectomy.  Some vein doctors refer to it as a microphlebectomy, miniphlebectomy or stab phlebectomy. Understanding Varicose Veins These knotted veins…

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222015Jul
Benefits of Venefit

Benefits of Venefit

Varicose veins are both unsightly and painful. If you suffer from this condition, you may experience many different symptoms, including pain, cramping, heaviness, weakness, restlessness, swelling and more. Unfortunately, if varicose veins are left untreated, they may even get worse over time. Luckily, even the worst cases of varicose veins will often respond to treatment….

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142015Jul
The Advantages of Endovenous Laser Ablation

The Advantages of Endovenous Laser Ablation

Commonly known as EVLT, this laser treatment method is the most popular and widely used method technique to destroy varicose veins. Endovenous Laser Ablation uses laser fiber, a small needle and an ultrasound device to eliminate unsightly and painful varicose veins. The needle is inserted into the vein, guided by ultrasound to the precise area in…

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72015Jul
How a Vein Surgeon Uses Sclerotherapy to Treat Spider Veins

How a Vein Surgeon Uses Sclerotherapy to Treat Spider Veins

Spider veins are an annoyance to many people, particularly those whose relatives have suffered from the same condition.  Fortunately, a vein surgeon can easily treat these vessels with injections that cause them to disappear. What Exactly Are Spider Veins? Most people notice these unsightly veins on their legs or face.  They are usually no larger…

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302015Jun
Should I Get Rid of Varicose Veins While Pregnant?

Should I Get Rid of Varicose Veins While Pregnant?

This is a question that we frequently hear from women who develop varicose veins while pregnant. Many women first notice varicose veins during pregnancy, and varicose veins may come about during pregnancy, even if you’ve never had them before. The bulging blue or purple veins may be unsightly as well as uncomfortable, but they may also be…

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212015Jun
Ambulatory Phlebectomy: Post Op Patient Information

Ambulatory Phlebectomy: Post Op Patient Information

If you recently had state-of-the art microphlebectomy at Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center in Gig Harbor, WA for the removal or treatment of incompetent veins, it is important to know and follow post-operative guidelines. Following instructions for post-op ambulatory phlebectomy care will help to promote your quick recovery and effective healing. Most importantly, it will…

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72015Jun
Vascular Surgeons Discuss Sclerotherapy

Vascular Surgeons Discuss Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a treatment for varicose veins, spider veins and some other blood vessel problems. In fact, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery calls sclerotherapy the “treatment of choice for spider leg veins” but the procedure works well on small varicose veins too. Spider veins and varicose veins occur when disease causes veins to function…

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