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Sclero for Spider Veins

Spider veins are clusters of tiny reddish-bluish blood vessels that develop near the surface of the skin. Usually found on the legs, spider veins develop as a result of structural abnormalities of the blood vessels. It can be due to defective valves that allow the back flow of blood within the veins. This causes the […]

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Sclerotherapy Recap

What is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure for getting rid of spider veins. It involves the administration of a chemical substance (also known as sclerosant) directly into the diseased vein.  This chemical inflicts direct damage to the inner lining of the vessel, causing the formation of clot in the vein, forcing blood to reroute […]

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Dedicated Sclerotherapy Nurse

Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from the body tissues back to the heart. They have one-way valves to prevent back-flow, ensuring blood only flows in the direction of the heart. When these valves are damaged, the blood can back up and pool in the veins. This leads to the development of varicose and […]

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure recommended for patients who have spider veins. Spider veins are smaller vessels that twist and turn. Like varicose veins, spider veins can also be seen through the skin as red, purple, or blue vessels. There are several factors that contribute to the development of spider and varicose veins. These include […]

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Sclerotherapy Facts

Sclerotherapy Facts: Featuring Angie, Premier Vein Clinics’ Sclerotherapy RN Specialist Summer is just around the corner! If you’re suffering from spider veins, you don’t have to be self-conscious of your legs anymore. Premier Vein Clinics of Knoxville offers an in-office procedure to help with the symptoms and appearance of spider veins. What is Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy is an in-office, […]

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Meet Sclero Nurse Angie

Premier Surgical Vein Clinics is excited to welcome our newest team member, Angie Jacobs, RN. She has joined the team as a Sclerotherapy Specialist. Angie grew up in Ohio where she attended both high-school and nursing school. A nurse of 23 years, she has been passionate about the profession from a young age. As a […]

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Vein Treatment Isn’t Just for Ladies

Many men think that varicose veins are a “woman’s problem.” Although varicose veins may be more common among women, this does not mean that men can’t have them too. These enlarged, swollen, and sometimes twisted veins occur as a result of weakened valves of the vein. When valves weaken, the blood leaks backward and flows […]

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Why Cool Weather is Ideal for Vein Treatment

According to a report published by Society of Interventional Radiology, about half of the U.S. population suffer from venous diseases. These diseases effect approximately 50 to 55 percent of women and 40 to 45 percent of men. Veins are an essential part of the circulatory system. Their function is to return the deoxygenated blood from […]

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Vein Treatment is Easier Than Ever Before

Past Vein Treatments Not too long ago, many were resigned to living with discomfort from spider veins and varicose veins. As painful as they can be, patients had limited options for treatment. It wasn’t unusual for people to live with spider or varicose veins rather than undergo surgery or treatment. Vein stripping was a popular […]

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What Are Those Little Purple Veins On My Legs?

While many patients at Premier Vein Clinics in Knoxville seek relief from painful, bulging varicose veins in their legs, it’s also common for people to ask, “What’s this thinner purplish cluster of veins on my legs?” Generally red or purple-blue in appearance, these dilated veins near the surface of the skin are called spider veins, […]

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