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Yes! Winter is the Best Time to Treat your Varicose and Spider Veins!


It’s true! These blustery temperatures in Northern Nevada are the best time to prep your legs and get them ready for Spring and Summer! If you’ve been wanting to rid your legs of troublesome varicose and spider veins, now’s the ideal time to do so!

Varicose vein and spider vein treatments can eliminate veins that create bulging and twisting lines in the lower body – and relieve common symptoms like: pain, aching, fatigue, swelling, leg heaviness, burning, and itching.

Both varicose veins and spider veins are cause by venous insufficiency which is this backward flow of blood that occurs when the tiny valves inside veins which keep the blood flowing in a certain direction, are damaged, and wear out, allowing blood to collect inside the affected area. The result?  Major swelling of the vessels, which can often be seen on the outside of the legs. If unchecked this can result in tissue damage, as well as damage to the surrounding blood vessels. Skin changes, like discoloration and thickening will most often occur and all of this can be extremely painful.

At Reno Vein Clinic, we offer some of the most advanced and state-of-the-art treatments available including Sclerotherapy and Radiofrequency Closure. All are minimally invasive and require minimal downtime and recovery.

Here are a few more reasons why wintertime is truly the best time for varicose and spider vein treatment.
– Wearing seasonally appropriate long pants and tights will hide the mild bruising/swelling that comes from vein treatment.
– It is more comfortable to wear compression stockings and conceal them in the cooler months.
– While wearing winter clothes, affected, treated areas are unlikely to be exposed to sunlight, which can cause discoloration during the time of treatment.
– More time to see the results is provided, since warmer weather is still a few months away.

There really is no better time to get rid if your varicose and spider veins and get your legs looking the way you want them to! Contact us at Reno Vein Clinic for more information! (775) 329-3100.

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The Reno Vein Clinic Office

For years, we’ve been so lucky to call The Biggest Little City our home! Since 1999 Dr. Robert Merchant and Dr. John Daake have been providing Reno, Sparks, Tahoe, Carson and all of Northern Nevada with the most advanced vein treatments. In fact, did you know that Reno Vein Clinic’s vascular surgeons were the first west of the Mississippi to perform Radiofrequency Closure, the modern alternative to vein stripping?!

Last fall, we updated our office location and we are thrilled to be in a more convenient and state-of-the-art office!

If you haven’t visited our new space, we encourage you to stop by!

The Reno Vein Clinic Address is:

10685 Professional Circle, Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
(775)-329-3100 or Toll Free (877)-482-7285

Click here for the Directions Map

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As always, if you or someone you know is troubled by painful varicose or spider veins, we will provide a free consultation to discuss the best and most effective treatment!

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Could Your Job Be Putting You At Risk for A Vein Disorder?


Many professions require long hours on your feet that can lead to vein disorders like varicose or spider veins. The legs not only hold the majority of body weight but they also constantly circulate blood throughout the legs and into the rest of the body. There are intricate networks of veins that carry blood from the body to the heart. To prevent blood from flowing backward, veins have a series of one-way valves that keep the blood flowing in one direction toward the heart. The most common place for varicose veins to develop is in the legs because blood pools in weakened blood vessels causing the veins to enlarge and stretch.

Standing for a long time can increase the risk of developing varicose veins especially if you are more susceptible to vein disorders. Women are more likely to develop the condition because of hormonal changes during pregnancy, premenstruation and menopause. Other factors that can increase your risk of developing varicose veins include your age- causing wear and tear on the valves in your veins, genetics and obesity.

Here are 5 professions with a high risk for developing vein disorders:

1.     Teachers- From the first to the final bell, teachers are constantly on the go, and they spend hours on their feet in front of the classroom.

2.     Nurses- Depending on the shift, nurses can spend anywhere from 8-12 hours walking and standing in a hospital setting

3.     Casino Workers- Dealers, bartenders, cage cashiers, cooks and cocktail waitresses all spend the majority of their time at work standing or walking while providing service to hotel guests and gamblers.

4.     Hairdressers- In many cases hairdressers spend 90% of their day standing which can be hard on their feet, back and legs and can increase the risk for varicose veins.

5.     Mining/Construction Workers- Individuals who work mining and construction jobs experience long, physically exerting hours, often without ever sitting down.

If you work in one of the mentioned industries, be aware of the risks associated and take the necessary precautions to reduce your chance of developing vein disorders. Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation and vein strength and to maintain a healthy weight. If you have to stand for long periods of time, shift your weight from one leg to another every few minutes. Wear elastic support stockings, but avoid clothing that is too tight, or that will constrict your waist, groin or legs. Also, comfortable supportive shoes will help you keep a natural stance. Finally, make sure you include high-fiber foods in your diet, drink plenty of water and minimize your salt intake.

If you are concerned you might be suffering from spider or varicose veins, contact the Reno Vein Clinic at (775) 329-3100 or visit our website at www.renoveinclinic.com.

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