Deep Vein Thrombosis: What are the signs?

Signs and Symptoms DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is caused when a blood clot forms in one of the veins of your body, most often in the legs.  The symptoms of DVT include: Swelling and cramp-like pain in one leg (or arm) Purple, red or bluish skin discoloration Leg (or arm) feels warm to the touch Contact your doctor […]


How Do Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Occur?

Varicose Veins: The veins in our body have multiple one-way valves that transport throughout the body. Varicose veins occur when one such one-way valve fails, causing a ‘reflux’ of blood in the channel which in turn results in that vein channel becoming unable to continue carrying blood to its destination. While there may be several […]


What is Sclerotherapy treatment for spider vein removal?

During the sclerotherapy procedure, your doctor (preferably a vascular specialist or vascular surgeon) injects the spider veins with a harmless solution that closes those veins, causing the blood to reroute through healthier veins. In a few weeks, the spider veins fade or disappear. Sometimes, the same vein may need to be injected more than once to […]


Laser Treatment for Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

How does laser treatment work on spider veins and varicose veins? A laser is a highly focused beam of light, which emits heat. The focused heat from the laser damages the vein it is applied to, forming scar tissue closes the vein. Once the vein is closed, it slowly disappears. Simple Laser Treatment. Simple laser vein treatments are […]