Vein Facts:

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

December 15th, 2014

What to Do About Facial Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on December 15, 2014

Your face is typically the first thing that others notice about you. It’s no surprise, then, that individuals with visible spider veins on their nose or cheeks often feel self-conscious about their facial appearance. Fortunately, Dallas Vein Specialists can help. The treatment of facial veins depends on where the veins are located on the face and the size of the...

Recovering From Vein Treatment

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on November 15, 2014

One of the first questions that many patients ask us at Dallas Vein Specialists is what the recovery period following vein treatment will be like. The short answer is that it depends on the type of treatment that the patient is undergoing. Allow me to explain. What Is CLaCS? CLaCS (Cryo Laser Cryo Sclerotherapy) is the new and much improved...

The Best Leg Exercises for People with Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on October 15, 2014

If you have leg varicose veins, you may have questions about exercise. For example, you might wonder, is it safe to exercise? Can exercise help slow the progression of the cause of your varicose veins (reflux)? If you exercise regularly and have varicose veins, you may be curious whether you should tweak your routine. The truth is, regular exercise keeps...

What Effect Does Pregnancy Have on Veins?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on September 4, 2014

Developing varicose veins in the legs during pregnancy is common. The reasons why this happens are the following: Pregnancy hormones cause the veins and valves to relax and weaken. The enlarging uterus puts pressure on the pelvic blood vessels, making it harder for the venous blood to drain from the lower extremities and travel back to the heart. The body...

Do Compression Socks Treat Veins?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on August 15, 2014

Some of our patients at Dallas Vein Specialists are curious whether there are conservative ways to manage varicose vein symptoms and promote good blood circulation. We recommend three steps: exercise, elevating the legs and wearing good quality, graduated compression hose daily. Wearing compression socks or hose is especially important during long flights, car rides or prolonged immobilization of the legs....

Does Crossing Your Legs Cause Veins?

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on July 8, 2014

You’ve probably heard the rumor that crossing your legs can cause veins. To be clear: this is an old wives tale. Crossing your legs does not cause varicose or spider veins, nor will it worsen existing veins. There is no scientific evidence that suggests crossing your legs interrupts circulation or affects the blood flow in the veins. Go ahead and...

Role Heredity Plays in Varicose Veins

Written by Dallas Vein Specialists on June 14, 2014

A normal and healthy leg vein contains one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing backwards. If these venous valves or the walls of the veins weaken or malfunction, blood may start to leak and flow away from the central circulation and toward the pull of gravity. This causes varicose veins, which are swollen and enlarged. One out of every two...

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...