Vein Facts:

Varicose veins are a sign that there is high pressure in the veins. This is called venous insufficiency or venous hypertension.

November 21st, 2015

Options for Treating Facial Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on November 21, 2015

Noticeable and unattractive veins on the nose, cheek, temple and around the eyes are  common cosmetic concerns for both men and women. Many people with these unsightly facial veins desire to have them removed to avoid embarrassment and discomfort. At Dallas Vein Specialists, we offer several advanced laser treatments that safely and effectively improve the appearance of facial veins. CUTERA...

How Can I Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis When I Fly?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 14, 2015

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a vein condition where a blood clot develops in the deep veins, most frequently in the legs. This condition is caused by certain medical conditions as well as not moving the body for long periods of time. It can be a serious condition since the resulting blood clot or clots travel through the bloodstream and...

Dr. Oz Show on Varicose and Spider Veins – A Vein Surgeon’s Perspective

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 16, 2015

Recently Dr. Oz discussed varicose veins and spider veins of the leg on his afternoon television show. This was complete with video simulation of veins and a discussion of treatment. A woman with typical leg spider (thread) veins demonstrated their appearance and discussed her cosmetic concerns. Then Dr. Oz discussed the difference between varicose veins and spider veins. A visiting...

The Latest, Best Procedure To Remove Unsightly Spider Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 6, 2014

At the International Meeting on Aesthetic Phlebology at Trancosa, Bahia, Brazil in March of this year I was impressed with what I saw and heard about how to eradicate spider veins (telangiectases) and prominent blue or green veins (reticular veins) of the legs. I was fortunate to spend extensive time with Dr. Kasuo Miyake, and before returning home, I observed...

Resolutions For The New Year

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 27, 2014

During this month many of us make resolutions that we hope to uphold for the New Year. Quite often these resolutions relate to our health and well being, for instance stopping smoking or losing weight. In my opinion 2 of the most healthful resolutions are to eat in a more nutritious way and to take up a program of regular...

Treatment Options For Rosacea Patients

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on October 30, 2013

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects men and women and may be mild and episodic to severe and persistent. Dermatologists commonly treat the disorder by advising patients to avoid the things that seem to trigger outbreaks such as stress, heat, alcohol, and some skin products and cosmetics and by the use of sunscreens and medications to restore...

Vein Care In The United Kingdom

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 14, 2013

(Royal Society of Medicine Venous Forum, London 2013) I recently attended the Venous Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. This several day meeting included talks by eminent British vascular surgeons and guest speakers from Europe. Topics ranged through the spectrum of venous diseases and their treatments including traditional invasive surgery, newer minimal invasive treatments, sclerotherapy, phlebitis and...

Stubborn Spider Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on January 21, 2013

Every now and then I come up against stubborn spider veins, those that refuse to fade away as I would expect. I see patients not infrequently who have had multiple treatments for their spider veins with little if any success. This may be a stubborn cluster in one location on the thigh, leg, ankle, or foot or a recalcitrant array...

Spider Vein Treatments

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on April 19, 2012

This time of year I see many women who want to improve the appearance of their legs before summer and warmer weather arrive. Some have not worn shorts for years on account of self consciousness or outright embarrassment over the appearance of their legs. Some women with extensive and dense clusters of spider veinshave aching or burning symptoms occurring when...

Varicose Veins In The Vaginal Area

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on March 31, 2012

Today on the DR. OZ SHOW there was a discussion about discomfort from varicose veins that occur in the vaginal area, specifically involving the labia. While the discussion was somewhat informative, it left out much important information. Varicose veins occurring in this area are the result of changes during pregnancy in the circulation in the veins of the pelvis. During...