Chronic Venous Insufficiency

March 15, 2022blog, vein conditions
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Your veins are like one-way streets with traffic meant to flow in only one direction. That can be more difficult in areas of the body where gravity can’t help the flow, such as the legs. Veins return blood to the heart, and in the legs the blood needs to flow upward. With [...]

A Different Option For A Varicose Vein

February 15, 2022Varicose Veins Treatment
A Different Option For A Varicose Vein If you’ve looked through our blog at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, you’ve surely heard of radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins. But in some patients, this isn’t a good treatment when a patient cannot tolerate needles very well or if they have extremely large veins or abundant large branching [...]

Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

January 15, 2022Varicose Veins Treatment
Can You Prevent Varicose Veins? In Northern Michigan winter can be a tough slog. But think of the bright side — at least you can cover up those pesky varicose veins on your calves! Varicose veins aren’t beloved by anyone. The raised veins making curly paths across your legs are unsightly, but at least they [...]

All I Want For Christmas Is My Compression Stockings

December 15, 2021Conservative Therapies
All I Want For Christmas Is My Compression Stockings OK, nobody would really want to swap their actual Christmas stocking for the compression sort, especially in the winter wonderland of Northern Michigan! But compression hosiery is an important tool to protect your legs from developing varicose veins and spider veins. They are also something Dr. [...]

Don’t Let Your Spider Veins See Another Spring

November 15, 2021sclerotherapy
Don’t Let Your Spider Veins See Another Spring We love living in Northern Michigan because of all the outdoor fun that is so close at hand. Hiking, boating, golfing, camping, swimming in Traverse Bay or myriad other lakes. In the summers it seems we’re always in shorts, a sundress, or a swimsuit. As we’re heading [...]

About Those Scary Hands

October 15, 2021Hand and Facial Vein Treatment
About Those Scary Hands Our hands have certain disadvantages when it comes to aging. First, the skin is quite thin, and it thins more with age. Second, the veins and tendons remain the same height while the skin and tissue around them decrease. Third, our hands are almost always exposed, unlike the other skin on [...]

The Swelling Of Lymphedema

September 15, 2021Lipedema and Lymphedema
The Swelling Of Lymphedema When your veins aren’t functioning fully, especially in the legs, this can allow the blood to pool. This is the cause of varicose veins, but another more serious condition that also can develop is known as lymphedema. If a patient develops lymphedema due to venous insufficiency, there’s a good chance he [...]

Options For Conservatively Addressing Varicose Veins

August 15, 2021Conservative Therapies
Options For Conservatively Addressing Varicose Veins At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, usually the first option for treating varicose veins is the use of various conservative treatments. In fact, this is a requirement for most insurance companies before they will approve more involved treatments such as radiofrequency ablation. In this toasty August blog, let’s get into [...]

Stenting For Venous Obstruction

July 15, 2021Venous Stenting
Stenting For Venous Obstruction Your veins are like one-way streets with traffic meant to flow in only one direction. That can be more difficult in areas of the body where gravity can’t help the flow, such as the legs. Veins return blood to the heart, and in the legs the blood needs to flow upward. [...]

Your Hands Are Showing Their Age

June 15, 2021Skin Care
Your Hands Are Showing Their Age Everyone is concerned when varicose veins and spider veins show up on their calves and ankles, but people overlook veins that appear on the backs of their hands. Considering how visible your hands are, these veins can really make you look older. At Northern Michigan Vein Specialists, we offer [...]