Monthly Archives: September 2013

How To Avoid Varicose Veins While Pregnant

While varicose veins are sometimes a given with pregnancy, with all the additional weight and pressure you legs take on, they can sometimes happen without your control. However, there are some tips to follow to help minimize your chances of getting them.


  • Exercise daily; even just a brisk walk will help with circulation.
  • Strive to keep within the recommended weight range for your stage of pregnancy.
  • Elevate your feet and legs whenever possible. Use a stool or box at work while you are sitting, and a pillow while you are lying down.
  • Don’t cross your legs or ankles when sitting, the added pressure can cause them to appear.
  • Sleep on your let side. Wedge a pillow behind your back to keep yourself tilted to the left and elevate your feet with a pillow. The inferior vena cava is one the right side, lying on your left side relieves the vein of the weight from your uterus, thus decreasing pressure on the veins in your legs and feet.
  • Wear special support hose. Graduated-compression stockings, which are twice as thick as normal pantyhose, work best. These are available from medical supply stores and pharmacies. They are also great to wear while flying- they help keep pressure off of your lower leg veins when you are at a high elevation and sitting for long periods of time.


While there is no guarantee you will not develop any varicose veins during pregnancy, it is important to take the proper steps to avoid what you can. If you would like to read more about varicose veins and pregnancy, read here.

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Revision Skincare Spotlight: Nectifirm®


Nectifirm® before and after photo.

One of the first places we show signs of again is on the backs of our hands, as well as our neck and décolletage. It is important to not forget to regularly apply sunscreen to these areas, as well as keep them well moisturized. Often we moisturize our face and forget about our neck and décolletage, leaving them vulnerable to the first signs of aging. Using the same moisturizer on your face as your neck and décolletage is only a problem if you use a specialized skin care product meant to target acne or other skin issues- these creams can be harsh on sensitive skin as well as leave the areas dry, which can lead to flaky skin.


A great product to moisturize your neck and décolletage properly to prevent the signs of aging, is Nectifirm® by Revision Skincare. Formulated specifically for firming the neck and décolletage, Nectifirm® was recently featured on the view with Dr. Doris Day.


The benefits of Nectifirm® are:

-Helps the skin appear more firm and lifted

-Reduces the appearance of rough, crepey skin

-Lessens the look of fine lines and wrinkles


This product is great because it is suitable for all skin types, and 96% of patients who tried it experienced a firmer neck. This is a best-selling neck cream, which contains plant extracts, antioxidants and unique biotechnological blends that work cohesively to create a smoother, firmer, younger-looking neck and décolletage area. Formulated for all ages, this cream is perfect to use as a preventative measure, or to help improve areas of concern.


To learn more, you can visit the Revision Skincare website here, or visit us in our office to learn more about their products.

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