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Compression Stockings… And how they help with problematic veins

At Reno Vein Clinic, we recommend that you wear stockings throughout the day to relieve problematic vein symptoms.

  • For very mild symptoms, you may want to start out using regular support panty hose, knee highs or knee socks. You may find that these help swelling and aching considerably. They are also less expensive than the special compression stockings a doctor prescribes, and they are available at most department stores or online.\
  • For more serious symptoms, you may want to buy special compression stockings from a medical supply store (with a doctor’s prescription), where you can be fitted for them.

Compression Stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, we may advise you  to use compression stockings.

For more questions about compression stockings and post vein treatment care, call our office for a consultation (775) 329-3100.


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A New Year and A New You

A new year is here and it’s the perfect time to make some resolutions you can actually stick to! If your legs have been causing you pain or annoying varicose veins have kept you from enjoying life to the fullest, don’t put off treatment any longer. Reno Vein Clinic can help with treatments that offer great results and are minimally invasive.

Reno Vein Clinic treats varicose veins using a procedure called ClosureFast or RadioFrequency Closure. This FDA approved procedure is performed under “twilight anesthesia” and patients go home the same day. Patients can quickly return to normal activities and work, and most insurance plans cover the surgery.

Ambulatory Micro Phlebectomy is another procedure performed at the Reno Vein Clinic. Large varicose veins that are near the surface of the skin can be removed for remarkable cosmetic improvement.

If you suffer from spider veins, a treatment called Foam Sclerotherapy can help. This non-operative treatment uses micro-injection technology through very small needles. It usually takes 2 to 4 treatments for sclerotherapy to be completely effective. It is considered a cosmetic treatment, so it is generally not covered by insurance plans.

Visit www.RenoVeinClinic.com or call us at (775) 329-3100 to learn more about treatment options and make 2011 a great year!

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An Alternative to Vein Stripping

Varicose veins can be extremely painful and embarrassing. They can also lead to other health problems. Traditionally, vein stripping has been used to treat varicose veins, but now there are more effective, less invasive, alternative procedures.

ClosureFast, also known as RadioFrequency Closure, is an alternative procedure to vein stripping. It is a minimally invasive treatment for pain and swelling caused by varicose veins. It is an outpatient procedure and patients can generally be back to daily activities within a day. Through the ClosureFast method, there is less pain and less bruising compared to traditional out-dated vein stripping methods.

The ClosureFast procedure closes veins by heating the vein wall using temperature-controlled RF energy. Heating the vein causes the collagen in the vein wall to shrink and the vein to close. Blood then naturally reroutes to healthy veins.

Some of the benefits of ClosureFast as opposed to vein stripping include being minimally invasive, reduction of postoperative recovery time and wound related complications. ClosureFast is also clinically proven to have less post-operative pain and excellent clinical outcomes that are cosmetically appealing.

For more information about the ClosureFast procedure or to set up a free consultation, call the doctors at the Reno Vein Clinic at (775) 329-3100.

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No Vein, No Pain- Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can be a serious disorder that restricts work and leisure activities for both men and women. Healthy veins return blood to the heart and lungs so they can be re-oxygenated. A system of valves make this happen by allowing the blood to flow in only one direction. When valves fail or leak, blood flows backward under the force of gravity and distends the veins. This backward flow, called “reflux,” causes blood to pool in the veins, resulting in varicose veins.

Varicose veins can cause pain, fatigue, itching, burning, swelling, cramping and throbbing. They can also lower your self-confidence. You shouldn’t have to hide your legs, there are treatment options!

ClosureFast™, also known as RadioFrequency Closure or endovenous RadioFrequency ablation, is an FDA approved procedure which has exceptional results. RadioFrequency Closure is a minimally invasive, walk-in/walk-out procedure. It takes one to one and a half hours and is performed under minimal I.V. sedation and local anesthesia. Patients generally only take one day off work following surgery. RadioFrequency Closure is covered by most insurance plans.

Ambulatory Micro Phlebectomy is performed separately or in combination with the RadioFrequency Closure procedure. It surgically removes large varicose veins near the surface through micro-incisions. The cosmetic affect is remarkable.

Foam Sclerotherapy is for the treatment of spider veins. This non-operative treatment uses micro-injection technology through very small needles using an FDA approved solution, Sotradecol. Compression hose are required to be worn by the patient after treatment. It usually takes 2 to 4 treatments, six weeks apart, to complete effective sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is considered cosmetic and is therefore not generally covered by insurance plans.

Laser treatments, like the Gemini laser, produce dynamic results on smaller spider veins. The laser treatment takes from 3 to 5 treatments, 6 to 8 weeks apart to affect the veins.

Varicose veins appear as snarled, bluish-purple lines usually occurring in the legs. Varicose veins and spider veins may be mild or they may cause severe pain. Either way, they should not be left untreated. Have a physician conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the severity of the condition and the best treatment option. For more information, visit www.renoveinclinic.com.

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