Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Skin Care Tips

Protecting and caring for skin is important, especially during the summer months as the sun’s rays beat down upon us. The following health and safety tips are important to keep in mind throughout the season:

  • One of the most important steps to take while outdoors is applying proper sunscreen. This helps block blocks the sun’s powerful rays and reduces the risk of sunburn and even skin cancer.


  • Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 or more which has UVA and UVB protection and remember to continuously reapply throughout the day.


  • According to new research, adults who apply sunscreen daily drastically reduce their risk of contracting melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.


  • Light reflecting clothing can also be worn to reduce contact with the sun’s rays and sunburn. Wearing white and other light-colored clothing is beneficial while spending time outdoors.


  • If your skin starts to burn or ache, always head indoors or seek shade.


  • While sunburns may feel temporary, they can have long-lasting, damaging effects on the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, children are especially at risk. One sunburn during childhood more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.


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Summer Sans Spider Veins

With the official start to summer quickly approaching, its about that time to pull out the shorts and gear up for summer-ready legs. Often making its way to the top of the “to do” list is skin care and procedures including spider vein removal, typically found among women. In addition, feeder veins found deeper in the skin can also lead to discomfort, causing many women to not only seek spider vein removal for cosmetic reasons, but for comfort purposes as well.


Where do spider veins come from? Spider veins come from reticular veins, often called feeder veins, found deeper within the skin. They form a network of additional blue and green colored veins, giving a marbled appearance under the skin’s surface. Although they are difficult to see from the surface, it is still highly important to remove feeder veins during any procedure to prevent further expansion and networking of veins.


At Reno Vein Clinic we provide a top spider vein removal program, utilizing Sclerotherapy, a proven micro-injection procedure. During the hour-long procedure, we treat unwanted visible spider veins in addition to deep feeder veins to prevent future growth.


Stop by or give us a call at 775-329-3100 to schedule a free consultation today.

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