PCI Vein Center Blog - Spider Veins

Standing Desks: Good or Bad for Varicose Veins?

November 2, 2015

Standing desks have received quite a bit of positive publicity as more studies have shown the health dangers of a full day of sitting. However, standing desks may not be the solution to sedentary living that they claim to be, particularly for those worried about varicose veins. Are standing desks good or bad for varicose

Vein Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin

September 28, 2015

Those long, sunny days of summer may have taken a toll on your skin. Some people find regular sun exposure leads to the appearance of visible veins on the face, often around the cheeks and nose. Those small veins, known as telangiectasia rosacea, may become a significant cosmetic concern, since it can be difficult to

Varicose Vein Prevention Tips During Pregnancy

July 21, 2015

Varicose veins can be a somewhat common problem during pregnancy, as hormonal changes and increased pressure on the lower limbs create a ripe environment for this condition. While there is no way to completely avoid the onset of these bulging, twisting veins during the entire nine months, there are steps you can take to limit

Latest Trends in Compression Stockings

June 1, 2015

Compression stockings are a common component in most vein treatments today. However, many patients find the idea of compression socks unpalatable, invoking images of blue-haired ladies and walkers. Now, thanks to a new focus on compression stockings from the fashion world, these therapeutic garments are appealing to a much wider, fashion-conscious demographic today. What are

Radiofrequency or Laser? Which Vein Treatment is Right for You?

May 26, 2015

Varicose vein treatment no longer involves painfully invasive surgery that left patients laid up for an extended period of time after the procedure. Today, minimally-invasive options have replaced vein stripping surgery, giving patients the opportunity to eliminate unsightly, uncomfortable varicose veins without a major disruption to their daily lives. With a variety of options to

When it’s Time to See a Vein Specialist

April 6, 2015

Spider and varicose veins are often thought of as merely a cosmetic problem – even by some medical providers. While these veins may not be accompanied by troublesome symptoms, there is no guarantee those symptoms will not develop in the future. Determining whether to see a vein specialist will depend on your level of comfort

Choosing the Right Vein Treatment for You

February 11, 2015

Spider and varicose veins frequently appear on the lower legs and can be a painful condition as well as a cosmetic nuisance. Over time, veins can stop working as efficiently as they once did, leading to blood pooling in the lower extremities and the formation of visible veins on the skin’s surface. Whether you want

Your Treatment Options at PCI Vein Center

August 22, 2014

Today, there are a variety of options in vein treatments to eliminate unattractive and uncomfortable varicose and spider veins. At PCI Vein Center, we offer many of the latest innovations in vein treatment for our patients, allowing us to customize treatment to your unique needs and desired outcome. Most of our treatments are minimally-invasive and

Causes of Spider Veins

July 17, 2014

Spider veins, also referred to as telangiectasia, are a network of red, blue or purple lines that often resemble a spider’s web or tree branches. These vein networks usually appear on the lower legs, but they can also develop on the face, abdomen or thighs. Spider veins can occur for the same reason as larger

Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins

July 9, 2014

Spider veins and varicose veins are a frequent reason why patients make an appointment with a vascular specialist today. What are these veins and why do they occur? Are they dangerous? Is treatment available? At Physician’s Clinic of Iowa Vein Center, we can help you understand the differences between spider vein and varicose veins, including

Best Treatment Options for Spider Veins

March 10, 2014

Spider veins are those networks of red, blue and purple lines that often appear on the lower legs and thighs. Also known as telangiectasia, spider veins typically do not cause more than a cosmetic concern. If the networks become larger, some patients might experience uncomfortable symptoms like aching or heaviness in the legs, especially at


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