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.
What is Microneedling?
Do you want a way to achieve glowing skin, improve your product penetration, and help fight the signs of aging? Are you afraid of “going under the knife” or having a laser procedure done that leaves you unable to go outside? Then microneedling may just be for you.
Why Did My Varicose Veins Come Back?
Why Did My Varicose Veins Come Back? "I had my varicose veins treated years ago, and now they are back! I thought they were fixed!” I have heard this statement often enough in clinic. Maybe you are echoing those same thoughts. Wondering why your legs hurt again months, or maybe years after having treatments. Was treatment even beneficial? Why are there bulging veins again?
Why Did My Spider Vein Treatment Not Work?
Help! My spider veins came back after they were treated! You decided to work up the nerve to do something about the spider veins on your legs. You went to get treatment, and you have a solution injected into your spider veins. In the office you see them seemingly disappear before your eyes. “This is great! Finally, they are going to go away!” you say to yourself. Maybe they asked you to wear compression hose for a couple weeks, maybe not. But one day you find yourself looking at your legs and realize with horror the veins came right back! What happened?
Do I Need To Wear Compression Hose?
Compression Hose: Not Your Grandmother’s Stockings Anymore! (And Why You Should Be Wearing Them) Compression hose. Do those words bring to mind those tan, extremely tight stockings that your grandmother wore? If so, fear not! A new age of compression hose has arrived!