Vein Treatment Center
Keith E. Campbell, MD, RPVI, RVT and the staff at Tennessee Vein Center are the dedicated, qualified, and experienced varicose vein and spider vein treatment specialists.
We provide the latest and most comprehensive treatments for our patients. Located in Alcoa, just outside of Knoxville, we are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized care for our patients in East Tennessee and the surrounding area. Our practice specializes in treatment of varicose veins, spider veins and associated venous disease that affect our patients.
Varicose veins are a frequent cause of leg symptoms. Spider veins alone will rarely cause severe symptoms other than localized itching and burning, but sometimes spider veins of the legs can be associated with underlying varicose veins that are not visible at the surface. Varicose vein symptoms can be resolved or relieved with treatments such as endovenous laser treatment (ELT) and sclerotherapy. Our services include:
First Cleanse: to clean off dead skin cells, product, make-up, and barrier oils. We have a wide range of cleansers from foaming deep cleansers to milky gentle cleansers and depending on the skin type, your consultant will pick the one best for you.
- Cutera® Laser Genesis™
- Forma™/Forma Plus™
- Corrective Chemical Peels
My Venous Ulcer Is Not Healing. What Do I Do?
An ulcer is an open skin sore that can appear anywhere on your body. The red, swollen sores that ooze aren’t exactly pleasant to look at and are even painful. While ulcers can form anywhere on the body, they most often form on the legs. Venous ulcers are often the result of poor blood circulation in the legs and are a condition that shouldn’t be ignored. The open skin sore can develop into a serious problem if left untreated. Unlike a cut or a scrape, which heal naturally via the body’s healing process, an ulcer can not heal without proper treatment and can possibly lead to infection. Thankfully, with the appropriate advice and guidance, it’s possible to manage a venous ulcer.
What Is Sclerotherapy Treatment For Veins?
What is sclerotherapy treatment for veins? Sclerotherapy treatment for veins is a technique used by physicians and nurses to eradicate varicose and spider veins. Sclerotherapy treatment is inserting a needle inside an unwanted vein, then injecting a medication (called a sclerosant) into the vein. The sclerosant causes irritation and spasm of the vein, which results in vein closure. Once the vein closes your body begins the process of resorption, or breaking the vein down. This is the end results regardless if we are treating large, bulging varicose veins, or teeny tiny spider veins.
What Are The Recommendations On Sunscreen?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came out earlier this year voicing concerns about the safety profile of common ingredients found in sunscreen. A study conducted by the FDA demonstrated that several chemical sunscreen ingredients are actually systemically absorbed by the body, meaning they get into our bloodstream and can be detected in blood work. Safe levels of these ingredients have not been established yet.
Should I Get Sclerotherapy Or Laser Treatment On My Spider Veins?
The question whether sclerotherapy or laser works best for spider veins inevitably comes up in consultations frequently. And rightly so. A comprehensive vein treatment center wouldn’t be complete if it only offered a single option to patients. Our patients are unique, and treatment should be to.
What Is Causing This Ulcer On My Leg?
What is Causing This Ulcer on My Leg? Leg ulcers are an unfortunate complication of several medical conditions and can be a source of concern and morbidity for many patients. Approximately 80% of leg ulcers are venous ulcers, and is the most common type of ulcers that affect individuals. Venous ulcers, also called venous stasis ulcers, affect upwards of 1% of the population. They typically occur over bony areas, often above the ankle. They can take months to heal, even with aggressive wound therapy. Recurrence of the ulcers are common. In fact, an ulcer that occurs again in the same spot is highly suggestive of a venous ulcer.