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The Differences Between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins Jan 4th, 2021

Spider veins and varicose veins combined affect about 80% of men and 85% of women in the United States, which means these vascular conditions are incredibly common. While spider veins and varicose veins are often lumped together, there are key differences between the two, as well as many similarities. To...

What to Expect During Sclerotherapy Dec 9th, 2020

Varicose veins and spider veins are often nothing more than cosmetic concerns, so you want to find a treatment that’s equally as minor. One of the quickest and easiest roads to blemish-free legs is a technique called sclerotherapy. Whether you’ve already decided on sclerotherapy or you’re simply researching your treatment...

Which Type of Laser Vein Treatment is Right for Me? Nov 4th, 2020

Varicose veins and spider veins plague millions of men and women in the United States, which is why we here at VeinMedic, located in New York City, offer a wide range of solutions. Under the direction of board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Michael Kassouf, our team of vascular experts can rid...

8 Benefits of Sclerotherapy Oct 5th, 2020

When it comes to banishing problematic veins from your legs, one of the most effective approaches is sclerotherapy. At VeinMedic, Dr. Michael Kassouf and our team of vascular specialists have a considerable amount of experience helping patients with spider veins and varicose veins. We offer several different treatment options, including...

What's Making My Legs Swell? Sep 11th, 2020

Perhaps both of your lower legs swell, or maybe it happens to only one leg. No matter the location in your lower extremities, swelling could be a sign of a vascular issue, which is why you should heed the warning. At VeinMedic, as our name implies, we specialize in vascular...

Tips for Preventing Facial Veins Aug 13th, 2020

Visible veins, namely spider and varicose veins, affect up to 35% of the adult population in the United States, with women outpacing men by more than 2-to-1. Unfortunately, spider veins typically crop up in two locations — your legs and your face — which can pose cosmetic concerns. Dr. Michael...

Are You a Candidate for Endovenous Ablation? Jul 20th, 2020

Varicose veins affect as many as 35% of people in the United States, regardless of their size or shape, though they tend to strike women more than men. If your legs have developed these bulging, often uncomfortable veins, the good news is that there is a solution — in fact,...

What to Do About Unsightly Hand Veins Jun 17th, 2020

While we may pay a considerable amount of attention to anti-aging and aesthetic concerns on our face, our hands can undermine our efforts, especially if they’re dominated by bulging veins. At VeinMedic, under the experienced and expert direction of Dr. Michael Kassouf, our team at four locations in New York...

Sclerotherapy: A Simple Solution to Reduce the Appearance of Veins Before Summer Mar 1st, 2020

The days are slowly getting longer, which means the leg-revealing summer months aren’t far behind. If your legs are riddled with unsightly spider or varicose veins, you may be less than thrilled to slip into the shorts, skirts, and bathing suits that put your legs on full display. Thankfully, we...

Looking for a Solution to Unsightly Veins? Explore Varithena®, ClariVein®, VenaSeal® Feb 17th, 2020

Varicose veins affect more than one-third of the population in the United States, with women outpacing men by 2-to-1. If you find yourself struggling with unsightly veins or, worse, painful or uncomfortable varicose veins, the good news is that VeinMedic, with four New York City locations, offers a number of...

Winter is a Great Time for Laser Vein Treatments Jan 3rd, 2020

Winter is usually a time for bundling up and staying warm -- which means your spider veins can stay hidden all winter! Even though beach season is months away, it’s not too early to start thinking about vein treatments. In fact, winter is a great time for laser vein treatments. ...

Why You Should Never Ignore Swelling in Your Legs Dec 1st, 2019

If you notice that your legs, ankles, or feet are swollen, you have edema. Any part of your body may be affected, but it’s usually most obvious in your lower limbs. Edema can occur from something as simple as sitting or standing in one position for an extended time, or...

Varicose Veins: Not Just an Older Woman’s Problem Oct 31st, 2019

Varicose veins — enlarged blue-ish veins that show through your skin — are typically associated with older women. Although age may increase your risk of developing varicose veins, they can appear in both genders at any age. This common problem we see at VeinMedic is caused by weakened valves inside...

What Causes Spider Veins and How Can I Get Rid of Them? Oct 11th, 2019

It’s easy to spot spider veins. These thin blood vessels form a weblike design in red, purple, or blue under the skin, most prominently on your legs and face. While they typically aren’t harmful, spider veins can increase your chances of having varicose veins and can take a toll on...

Treating Big Blue Varicose Veins Can Improve Your Vascular Health Sep 20th, 2019

It’s easy to recognize a varicose vein, thanks to its big, blue, twisted appearance. While they’re often just a source of embarrassment, varicose veins can be part of a more dangerous disorder. If you have unsightly leg veins, Dr. Michael Kassouf and our VeinMedic team can identify their cause and...