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Solutions for Restless Leg Syndrome May 31st, 2019

Restless leg syndrome is often misapplied to hyperactive children. Contrary to a common line of thinking, a restless child who’s struggling to stay seated doesn’t just need to go play or stretch their legs, and use up some energy, to settle them down. In reality, restless leg syndrome (RLS) is...

When Varicose Veins Requires Medical Intervention Apr 10th, 2019

Many people with varicose veins experience discomfort or pain in their legs as a result of the changes occurring in these blood vessels. For them, the condition could be a sign of more serious complications ahead, and medical intervention becomes necessary rather than elective. While varicose veins can happen anywhere...

HOW SCLEROTHERAPY ADDRESSES SPIDER VEINS Feb 4th, 2019

You may long for smooth, beautiful skin across your body, but your visible veins may be keeping you from looking your best. These veins often begin quite small and most often show up initially on your legs. However, some of them may grow over time, becoming highly visible, and others...

TELANGIECTASIA: WHAT CAUSES CAPILLARIES TO BREAK? Jan 7th, 2019

Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels in the body. The walls of a continuous capillary, the capillary that provides and removes blood-borne nutrients to the skin, are only one cell thick. Their tiny size allows the necessary transfers to take place, but their fragile state is what causes capillaries to break so...

SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS FOR VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY Dec 18th, 2018

Before diagnosing any type of venous insufficiency, our doctor at The Vein Center will make sure to take your medical history and give you an exam. You may also have an imaging test done that looks at blood flow and the structure of your leg veins. It checks the speed and...

FAQS – SPIDER VEIN REMOVAL Nov 19th, 2018

As we age, our bodies change. It’s inevitable. Still, most of us do whatever we can to maintain a youthful appearance. We exercise, eat healthy and stay mentally active. Despite your best efforts, you may still develop spider veins. Although you may not be able to prevent them, there are many...

WHAT CAUSES WEAK CAPILLARIES? Nov 5th, 2018

Are there tiny, thread-like veins on your skin? If so, these veins may be weak capillaries, and The Vein Center in Mount Pleasant, SC has multiple treatment options to help remove them. There are many factors that contribute to what causes weak capillaries, some of which can actually be prevented. What...

WHAT IS VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY? Oct 1st, 2018

Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition in which blood pools in the legs instead of flowing back to the heart, leading to varicose veins and other complications. This common condition affects up to 40 percent of Americans, according to data from the Society for Vascular Surgery. If you are starting to...

WHEN TO CONSIDER SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT Sep 17th, 2018

As you age, you may notice small clusters of red, blue or purple veins on your legs. The technical name for this medical condition is sunburst varicosities. Commonly known as spider veins, this issue occurs when the blood vessels are stretched and dilated, which creates a branched, web-like pattern. Unlike...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VEINGOGH TREATMENT Sep 4th, 2018

With cosmetic treatments and technological advancements in the realm of physical corrective surgeries, there is no reason any of us should have to live with bothersome physical ailments. This is especially true with regards to small spider veins, or networks of visibly discolored capillaries underneath the skin’s surface known as telangiectasias....

HOW TO TREAT VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY Jul 17th, 2018

Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your veins have trouble getting your blood back to the heart. While this can occur almost anywhere, it most frequently happens on your legs where blood is constantly fighting against gravity. Over time, with disease or due to genetics or an unhealthy lifestyle, these vein valves may...

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR BROKEN CAPILLARIES Jun 4th, 2018

Capillaries are the tiny blood vessels that connect arteries to veins. They reach every cell in the body and supply them with nutrients. They also take away waste products including carbon dioxide. Some of the capillaries are very close to the skin surface. They can be damaged from an injury...

WHAT TO DO IN THE CASE OF BROKEN CAPILLARIES May 7th, 2018

Broken capillaries are also called spider veins and they are the tiny, bluish-red lines that resemble spider webs on your skin. The official name is telangiectasia and they may appear anywhere on the surface of your skin but are most often seen on the face, legs and chest. When the...

TIPS FOR FINDING A DOCTOR FOR VEIN TREATMENT Feb 6th, 2018

Choosing the right medical professional for vein treatment is a very important task, but not one that can be easily done. It takes patience, research, and time. At the Vein Center, we are confident Dr. Wieters will be the right choice for your vein treatment. Call us today to schedule a...

FIND THE BEST SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT IN CHARLESTON Jan 1st, 2018

Finding the best spider vein treatment in Charleston does not have to be a complicated ordeal. There are a number of treatment methods available, and the one that is best for you might differ from what is best for the next person. Therefore, you might want to consider the choices that are available by...

CONSIDERING A VEIN DOCTOR NEAR ME IN CHARLESTON, SC Dec 18th, 2017

While there are a variety of reasons why a person would be interested in visiting a vein doctor, one of the most common reasons is because they want to have their varicose veins treated. Varicose veins are more than a medical problem. They can cause your appearance to change in a...

VENEFIT FOR VARICOSE VEINS Nov 6th, 2017

It is fairly easy to know if you are suffering from varicose veins due to their enlarged and colorful appearance. You may not think that you have to worry about your varicose veins if they are not causing any problems at the moment, but it can become an extremely dangerous...

WHAT CAUSES VARICOSE VEINS? Oct 20th, 2017

Varicose veins are twisted and enlarged veins near the skin’s surface. While they can occur anywhere on the body, they are most commonly seen on the legs and ankles. What are the symptoms? Varicose veins look twisted and bulging; they can resemble cords. They are also often dark blue or...

WHEN TO VISIT OUR VEIN CLINIC IN CHARLESTON Sep 18th, 2017

You don’t know how it happened, but you noticed that you have bulging, blue veins that are negatively affecting the appearance of your legs. You have tried creams and massages to improve your circulation. You have walked and cut back on salt. You have even bought compression stockings in hopes...

WHY SEE A VEIN DOCTOR? Aug 7th, 2017

They started out as fine, blue lines wriggling across your skin. You didn’t think anything of your spider veins. You figured it was a part of life. However, your problem only got worse. Now you have varicose veins. They’re bulging ribbons of veins that remind you of ropes. Not only...

COMMON CAUSES OF VENOUS DISEASE Jul 17th, 2017

While your arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body, the veins carry it back to the heart to be replenished. Valves within your veins stop the blood from flowing backwards. When these valves malfunction, your veins will have difficulty transporting blood from your extremities...

ELIMINATING UNHEALTHY VARICOSE VEINS WITH VENEFIT Jul 3rd, 2017

If you are struggling with the presence of varicose veins on your legs, you might want to consider Venefit™ as a treatment option. Letting these veins go can not only mean your appearance suffers, but you could also be putting yourself at risk for health problems as well. Varicose veins form in...

CONSIDER VEINGOGH FOR SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS Jun 20th, 2017

Spider veins can do a number on your appearance. If you have them, you know all too well how they can even reach the point of causing your self-esteem to suffer. Even though they rarely cause physical symptoms, this is of little consolation if you are finding it difficult to...

REASONS TO CONSIDER VARICOSE VEIN REMOVAL Jun 6th, 2017

Varicose veins are uncomfortable and unattractive. At worst, they can cause swelling, cramping, heaviness, skin discoloration and make it embarrassing to wear summer clothes or a bathing suit. These are just a few of the reasons to consider varicose vein removal at our office. The treatment options for removing varicose veins are...

A LOOK AT VEINGOGH SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT May 25th, 2017

You can make your unwanted spider veins go away with VeinGogh™ treatments. This is a method that utilizes carefully controlled energy to safely seal off and destroy these problematic veins. If you are sick and tired of your spider veins and would like a procedure that is both safe and...

GET YOUR UNWANTED VEINS TREATED AT OUR VEIN CLINIC May 2nd, 2017

Unwanted veins can impact your life in different ways, depending on the condition. Spider veins and varicose veins are the two most common problems for which individuals seek help at our vein clinic. While there are some similarities between the two vascular disorders, there are some differences as well. Both conditions...

USING SCLEROTHERAPY TO TREAT SPIDER VEINS Apr 18th, 2017

The presence of spider veins can have an impact on your appearance at times. Since the likelihood of developing them increases with age, they may also be perceived as a sign of aging. This makes many people even more determined to find a treatment method that can be used to...

WHAT IS VENEFIT? Apr 3rd, 2017

Venefit™ is a newer procedure for treating varicose veins, and unlike some of the alternative treatments, it uses radio frequency energy to target problematic veins. This procedure can help people who have chronic venous insufficiency or varicose veins. During the procedure, radiofrequency energy is used to generate heat within the...

VEIN TREATMENT: THINGS TO CONSIDER Mar 6th, 2017

If you are dealing with vascular conditions that are impacting your life in any way, you may have already thought about ways to eliminate the negative effect the condition is causing. There are a number of things you may take into consideration when deciding whether or not to have your...

BENEFITS OF VEIN TREATMENT Feb 21st, 2017

Are you dealing with unwanted veins along your legs that you just want to get rid of? If you are, there are many benefits to receiving vein treatment. When these veins are left untreated long enough they can lead to more serious venous conditions, such as venous diseases. When the veins...

TREATING BROKEN CAPILLARIES WITH MINIMALLY-INVASIVE PROCEDURES Feb 7th, 2017

Broken capillaries, also known as spider veins and telangiectasia, can interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy a normal life. The reason this can happen is the person gets so self-conscious about the presence of the veins that they begin to change the way their lives are lived. They may...

SYMPTOMS OF VENOUS DISEASE Oct 4th, 2016

Venous disease negatively affects tens of thousands of individuals, and it’s described as a condition that makes it difficult for veins to transfer blood between the legs and heart. A normal vein prevents blood from flowing backwards, but if a patient has venous insufficiency, the malfunctioning veins aren’t able to completely...

VASCULAR SURGERY: WHEN IS IT NECESSARY? Sep 19th, 2016

The vascular system consists of an extensive network of veins, arteries and lymph vessels that circulate nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood throughout the body and remove waste. Vascular diseases impair the ability of this system to perform these vital functions, which can result in blockages caused by blood clots that travel...

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING A VEIN SPECIALIST FOR VENOUS TREATMENTS Sep 5th, 2016

If you have never had varicose or spider veins, it is very difficult for you to understand how hard it is to deal with the problem. When you have problematic veins, it can make you feel extremely self-conscious. It may make you feel so embarrassed that you will keep your...

VENEFIT FOR VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT Aug 15th, 2016

When you are at a point in your life when you are ready to do something about your varicose veins, you should definitely consider the benefits that are associated with using Venefit™ for varicose vein treatment. We understand that varicose veins are not only unattractive, but they are also painful and...

WHEN TO CONSIDER SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT PART 2 Aug 2nd, 2016

As you age, you may notice small clusters of red, blue or purple veins on your legs. The technical name for this medical condition is sunburst varicosities. Commonly known as spider veins, this unsightly issue occurs when the blood vessels are stretched and dilated, which creates a branched, web-like pattern....

VEINGOGH FOR TELANGIECTASIA TREATMENT Jul 18th, 2016

Telangiectasia, or spider veins, is a condition characterized by clusters of small veins just below the surface of the skin. As the “spider veins” name suggests, it often looks like a spider’s web. Although telangiectasia is usually harmless, it can indicate a serious condition. What is the VeinGogh™ Procedure? The...

COMMON CAUSES OF BROKEN CAPILLARIES Jul 4th, 2016

The medical name for broken capillaries or spider veins is telangiectasia. They usually appear on the face around the nose, cheeks and chin. The capillaries just under the skin are very delicate and can dilate or break. Once they are broken, they will not return to their normal condition. There may be...

WHAT IS VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY? PART 2 Jun 21st, 2016

Venous insufficiency is a chronic condition in which blood pools in the legs instead of flowing back to the heart, leading to varicose veins and other complications. This common condition affects up to 40 percent of Americans, according to data from the Society for Vascular Surgery. If you are starting to...

BENEFITS OF NON-SURGICAL VEIN TREATMENTS Jun 6th, 2016

Varicose veins and spider veins are common ailments for one out of three adults. They usually appear on the calves, although spider veins can appear on any part of the body, and are caused when the vein is not moving the blood back to the heart efficiently. There are several...

SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED VEIN May 16th, 2016

Chronic diseases of the veins are sometimes described as Chronic Venous Disease, or CVD. The phrase is a catch-all term for a diseased vein. CVD includes the following conditions: chronic venous insufficiency, phlebitis, varicose veins and spider veins. The symptoms vary depending on the condition, but they nearly always involve...

COMMON CAUSES OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS May 2nd, 2016

Deep vein thrombosis is a medical condition that is caused when a blood clot forms in one of the body’s deep veins. While the blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis can occur nearly anywhere in the body, they most commonly form in the leg veins. If anything prevents the blood...

WHAT IS VENEFIT TARGETED ENDOVENOUS THERAPY? Apr 18th, 2016

Unsightly veins can appear on any part of the body, but they tend to occur on the legs, arms and face. They can drastically alter your appearance and make you feel less comfortable in your own skin. They may even make you feel as if you have to cover up...

WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF VARICOSE VEINS ARE NOT TREATED? Apr 4th, 2016

Varicose veins are distended and twisted veins. They generally look like bulging blue cords just under the skin. They are most common in the legs and feet. Women are more likely to develop varicose veins than men are, and a tendency to developing them runs in some families. What Causes Varicose...

VEINGOGH FOR SPIDER VEINS Mar 7th, 2016

With the advent of better medical technology, various doctors are striving to provide a wide range of effective, minimally invasive treatment options for a variety of medical conditions. Spider veins plague millions of people every year, and these people often require a treatment option with a short or nonexistent recovery...

CAUSES OF VARICOSE VEINS Feb 16th, 2016

Varicose veins, also known as varicosities or varicoses, refers to a condition characterized by enlarged and dilated veins. The veins become enlarged and dilated due to the overfilling of blood. Varicose veins can be identified by their raised and swollen appearance. Additionally, they also display abnormal colors such as deep...

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING ULTRASOUND GUIDED VEIN TREATMENT Feb 1st, 2016

Whether you have spider veins or you are plagued with varicose veins, it can be very frustrating. Both can make you extremely self-conscious and feel like you have to hide your legs all of the time because of the twisting, blue web of veins that are easy for everyone to...

BENEFITS OF VENEFIT TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS Jan 18th, 2016

Varicose veins are an eyesore. When you look down at your legs and see those blue, bulging veins, all you want to do is cover them up. Worse yet, they are painful. The more pronounced your varicose veins are, the more likely you are going to have troubling symptoms. Swelling...

SPIDER VEINS VS VARICOSE VEINS – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE Jan 4th, 2016

Spider and varicose veins are two conditions that are common throughout the world. These vein problems are mainly treated using radio frequency closure methods, laser techniques, and sclerotherapy solutions. This article seeks to discuss the differences between the two conditions. Spider Veins These veins can be seen through a person’s...

TREATING SPIDER VEINS WITH VEINGOGH TREATMENT Dec 29th, 2015

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen blood vessels that have a ropey appearance. They normally occur in the legs and are visible through the skin. Varicose veins can develop when tiny valves inside the veins fail to function properly. These valves help ensure that the blood is returned to the heart and...