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Who Is At Risk for Stasis Dermatitis?

A skin condition that may accompany varicose veins or other circulatory issues, stasis dermatitis usually develops after you’ve already shown signs of swelling in the ankles and lower legs or varicose veins anywhere along the legs.

Jun 7th, 2021
Check Your Moles Using the ABCDE Method

Skin cancer is, by far, the most common form of cancer in the United States, and performing self-checks helps you with that all-important early detection factor that often leads to effective treatment. Use the ABCDE method to evaluate moles.

May 11th, 2021
Is a Lipoma a Serious Condition?

To some, the word “lipoma” may sound ominous, but it merely refers to a deposit of fat tissue somewhere in your body. While technically a tumor, lipomas aren’t cancerous and rarely cause complications.

Apr 6th, 2021
The Differences Between Spider and Varicose Veins

Spider veins and varicose veins have much in common, and though they both result from problems with vein valves, they don’t have the same impact on your body. Spider veins are only a cosmetic issue, causing no major health concerns.

Mar 9th, 2021
Non-melanoma Skin Cancer vs. Melanoma

While skin cancers are the most common form of the disease worldwide, there’s a wide range of severity. Melanomas are fast moving and deadly, while other forms, including basal cell carcinoma, are easily treated when caught early.

Feb 4th, 2021
What Causes Throbbing Veins Before Your Period?

If you can time your menstrual periods by the throbbing veins in your legs, you’re experiencing a hormonal issue that may lead to or aggravate varicose veins. You may be able to relieve the throbbing through varicose vein treatments.

Jan 11th, 2021
Winter Skincare Tips: Sun Protection Still Matters

Sunscreen and hot temperatures go together like a day at the beach and ice cream. A frosty cone might be the last thing on your mind as you toboggan down a snowy hill. Sunscreen, on the other hand, remains as vital in winter as in summer.

Dec 1st, 2020
How Aging Impacts Your Veins

Many people are familiar with atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, but fewer know that veins also deteriorate in health-threatening ways. Veins lose elasticity and often contribute to the climbing blood pressure seen with age.

Nov 1st, 2020
Tips for Dealing With Common Warts

With all the current focus on communicable viruses, remembering that warts are also viral might ease the fears for some. Though unsightly, common warts are usually harmless. Genital warts on the other hand are a totally different matter. Read on for more.

Oct 4th, 2020
The Importance of a Post-Summer Skin Check

With the end of summer in sight, it’s now the ideal time to think about the effects the sun has on your skin. New spots on your skin are likely harmless, but in some cases could lead to precancerous and cancerous changes.

Sep 2nd, 2020
When Varicose Veins Become Symptomatic

Varicose veins are, most often thought of as a cosmetic problem brought on by aging and failing veins near the skin’s surface. In most cases, though, these veins are a sign of an underlying medical pathology. Read on to learn more.

Aug 14th, 2020
How a Problem With Your Veins May Lead to Pelvic Pain

Of all the causes of a woman’s pelvic pain, perhaps the least known is pelvic congestion syndrome. Thought to stem from enlarged veins through the lower abdomen and pelvis, pelvic congestion syndrome causes pain that’s often confused with other conditions.

Jul 8th, 2020
Lumps, Bumps, and Cysts: When to Seek Treatment

Lumps, bumps, and cysts showing on your skin are not only common, but there are also many causes behind them. Most are harmless, but some require medical attention to improve your appearance or to stop the lump’s progress.

Jun 17th, 2020
Why Do I Have Varicose Veins? Common Risk Factors

Varicose veins occur when valves inside the vein begin to fail, and the results usually show on your legs as gnarled blue or purple traces. While many people have varicose veins with no further issues, others develop symptoms.

Apr 28th, 2020
How Mole Mapping Can Help You Prevent Cancer

Early detection of skin cancers may mean the difference between successful treatment or an early death sentence. Mole mapping takes skin monitoring to a new level of effectiveness when performed alongside clinical examinations.

Mar 3rd, 2020
Understanding Liquid Sclerotherapy

Varicose veins often create an unsightly, gnarled appearance on your calves and thighs. Caused by failing blood vessels, varicose veins and closely related spider veins are cosmetic issues that could develop health complications without treatment.

Feb 1st, 2020
Types of Warts and How They’re Treated

While most warts aren’t dangerous, they’re contagious and can make you feel embarrassed and unattractive. Some warts can also cause pain. We discuss the different types of warts and what you can do about them.

Jan 1st, 2020
What Is Edema and How Is It Treated?

Swelling that affects your lower body may be a sign of edema. Find out why it’s crucial to address fluid retention in your legs and how to treat your symptoms.

Dec 1st, 2019
Spotting the Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Understanding how to detect early signs of skin cancer can save you from a potentially life-threatening situation. Find out what warning signs you should be on the lookout for when inspecting your skin.

Nov 1st, 2019
3 Benefits of Sclerotherapy

Varicose veins or spider veins may be keeping you from reaching for your favorite outfit. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic or a health-related solution to address your condition, consider the benefits of sclerotherapy.

Oct 1st, 2019
Full Body Skin Photography: Why Is Right for You?

Concerned about your risk of skin cancer? Can’t remember if that mole was there before? Full body skin photography can map your skin for color, texture, and spots like moles to help you track changes over time.

Aug 1st, 2019
Ankle Discoloration: Causes and Treatment Options

Concerned about your discolored ankles and the cause of that dark pigmentation? Venous insufficiency is the usual cause for ankle discoloration, but what's the best way to treat it? Read on for all you need to know about ankle discoloration.

Jun 1st, 2019
How Endovenous Ablation Can Repair Your Damaged Veins

Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from varicose veins. Damaged veins can cause pain and impact your quality of life, but treatments are available. Minimally invasive endovenous ablation can dramatically improve the look and function of your veins.

May 6th, 2019
Risk Factors Associated With Chronic Venous Hypertension

Vein conditions affect about 25% of the population. From varicose veins to leg ulcers and more, weakened veins can harm your health. Learn more about your risk factors for chronic venous hypertension and what you can do to s

Apr 15th, 2019
Why Venous Thrombosis Should Always Be Taken Seriously

Have you ever wondered what deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is, and why you should always use compression stockings on long-haul flights? Read on to discover more about venous thrombosis and why you should always take it seriously.

Feb 1st, 2019
Understanding Your Options for Treating Damaged Veins

About 40% of women and 20% of men over the age of 50 have significant vein problems. Vein function is crucial to your cardiovascular health and overall well-being. Learn more about your vein treatment options here.

Jan 11th, 2019
Why Winter Is the Best Time to Treat Varicose Veins

Varicose veins can cause legs to become painful, and they take away from your love of wearing shorts or swimsuits. The winter is the perfect time to address this issue thanks to innovative and effective techniques.

Dec 10th, 2018
The Importance of Routine Skin Cancer Checks

The majority of skin cancers are highly treatable, but once a skin cancer progresses to its later stages, it can be deadly. Find out how regular skin exams can help discover skin changes and prevent complications.

Nov 15th, 2018
Can You Prevent Varicose Veins?

It’s happened to everyone. You see the legs of a relative and think, "Will these be my legs in a few years? Can I prevent varicose veins? Does this run in the family or can I take steps to stop this outcome?"Here are some answers to these questions.

Oct 29th, 2018
Why You Should Never Ignore Leg Cramps

Does sudden intense pain in your leg derail your workout or wake you up at night? While often harmless, leg cramps can be a sign of a more serious issue like poor blood flow. Learn why you should always pay attention to this potential warning sign.

Sep 25th, 2018
The Joint Commission

MD Laser Surgery Center today announced it has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

Jan 20th, 2017
Won’t I Need These Veins?

Have you ever talked to a friend or searched online to find out about treatments for your varicose or spider veins?

Jun 3rd, 2015
Exercising for Healthy Veins

Because vein issues may arise from prolonged sitting or standing, exercise is an important way to keep your veins healthy.

Apr 21st, 2015
First Day of Spring

Today is the first day of spring! Summer is right around the corner!

Mar 20th, 2015