Vein Facts:

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

Treatment Options For Rosacea Patients

October 30, 2013Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

A New Minimally Invasive Treatment For Varicose Veins

August 21, 2013Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

A new treatment for saphenous vein incompetence, the principal cause of varicose veins of the leg, has advantages over the established thermal treatments, namely radiofrequency and laser. The new treatment, ClariVein, has been in studies in the United States and in Europe for the past 4 years. The results in several studies have been comparable to the results obtained with...

Vein Care In The United Kingdom

May 14, 2013Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

(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

January 21, 2013Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

The Uses And Advantages Of Veingogh

August 27, 2012Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

The VeinGogh device for treating spider veins has been in use in my vein practice for the past 2 years. This technology is now FDA approved for treating spider veins (telangiectasia) of the lower extremities. The VeinGogh company describes its mechanism of action as “ohmic thermolysis” describing a “microburst” of radiofrequency energy that is delivered to the tip of a...

When To Seek Medical Attention For Varicose Veins

July 9, 2012Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

I have seen patients over the years who have been told by their family doctors not to worry about their varicose veins. They were in essence instructed to live with their bulging and uncomfortable veins. Young women have been told not to have their varicose veins treated until they were finished having children. Perhaps there was a time when such...

Spider Vein Treatments

April 19, 2012Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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

March 31, 2012Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

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...

How To Choose A Vein Doctor

November 9, 2011Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

Now that the techniques for treating vein problems have evolved such that they are easily accomplished on an outpatient basis with good results, more physicians are becoming interested in providing these services to the many patients who have limiting symptoms and/or cosmetic concerns. But herein lies a dilemma for patients. Many patients do their own research, frequently using the internet,...

Spider Veins and Venacura

July 5, 2011Written by Dallas Vein Specialists

It is difficult these days to listen to the radio without hearing about a product called Venacura. Venacura is a catchy name for a commercial product that is touted as an almost miraculous cure for spider veins of the legs. Review of the official website claims 30 years of research, and that the “key ingredient” is Diosmin. Among the several...