Vein Facts:

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

May 6th, 2014

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...

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...

Sclerotherapy Or Vein Laser Treatment, Which Is Better For Spider Veins ?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on May 7, 2011

At Dallas Vein Specialists in the course of seeing numerous patients and treating their spider veins, I am frequently asked the question, “What about LASER?” and “When do you use LASER?”. Little wonder that these questions come up so often and that patients are confused about the options for spider vein treatment, as there is so much talk about lasers....

Facial Spider Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on March 22, 2011

At my vein practice in Dallas, Texas, I frequently get asked about the small spider veins of the face. “Why do I get them?” and “Can they be treated?” are common questions. Many patients do not realize that these small hair-like veins can be eliminated. Spider veins of the face, like the spider veins of the legs, are called telangiectasias....

Inject Veins or Remove Veins? Which?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 14, 2010

Patients frequently are confused about why some leg veins are injected and some are removed. When I evaluate veins from spider veins to large varicosities, there are several considerations going through my mind in addition to the source or cause of the vein problem. SCLEROTHERAPY is the injection of veins with chemicals that damage the inside of the veins. This...

Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 7, 2010

Spider veins are small, 0.1-1.0mm, red to blue veins in the top layer of the skin. They occur with increasing frequency in adults as they age but may be seen in teenagers as well. When seen in younger individuals the pattern of distribution is commonly on the lateral thigh or at the site of prior trauma. Spider veins may be...