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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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12015Jun
Have Varicose Veins? Venefit is a Quick, Effective Treatment

Have Varicose Veins? Venefit is a Quick, Effective Treatment

If you suffer from varicose veins, you may be tempted to ignore them. With the  Venefit procedure available at Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center, there’s no need to put up with varicose veins any longer. Are you putting off vein treatment for one of the following mistaken reasons? Varicose veins are such a common health…

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252015May

Everything You Need to Know About Spider Veins

Spider veins are those unattractive little blue, red or purple lines that can appear on your lower legs or face. As their name suggests, spider veins look like spider webs. While these veins are tiny, usually measuring only a millimeter or smaller, they can ruin the smooth, youthful appearance of your skin. The scientific name…

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