Summer legs … can you ‘bare’ them?

The U-M Vein Center specialists treat spider and varicose veins to improve the health and look of your legs

water legs blogWe know it’s chilly outside now, but summer is on its way! Your legs have probably been covered up, trying to stay warm for the last several months. But now is the time to take a look and start thinking about the shorts and sandals season. Start thinking about summer legs!

If you have spider veins that don’t go with your summer wardrobe, there’s a solution. The University of Michigan Vein Centers in Livonia and Troy can help you get your legs ready for summer. The key is to act now because it typically requires more than one treatment and results are best after 6-8 weeks.

Our U-M Vein Center team can help with vein issues ranging from spider veins and swelling to painful varicose veins. Most spider veins and varicose veins can be treated with sclerotherapy. Some varicose veins require endovenous ablation. Endovenous ablation is a popular alternative to the historical stripping procedure; it is minimally invasive and done right in the office. We work with you, and together we create an individualized treatment plan that is best for you.

Take the next step:

  • Schedule your appointment with a vein specialist: Call 734-432-7662 (Livonia) or 248-205-1980 (Troy).

Cummings_EmilyEmily Cummings, M.D., is a board certified physician currently specializing in venous disease and is a member of the American Venous Forum and the American College of Phlebology.

Schedule your vein treatment consultation now

Almost time to replace those long pants and warm socks with summer shorts and sandals

Vein treatment consultation - bare legs

Schedule your vein treatment consultation now to get your legs ready for summer.

This is the time of year when long pants and warm socks are replaced with summer shorts and sandals. It is also the time of year when many patients come to the University of Michigan Vein Centers for a vein treatment consultation, wanting to know what they can do to get their legs looking and feeling great. Often, they are concerned with the appearance of spider and varicose veins, which impact more than 30 million adults in the United States.

The key is to schedule your vein treatment consultation a few months in advance, as some treatment options require follow-up and/or time to heal.

A visit to the University of Michigan Livonia Vein Center usually begins with an exam by one of our experienced providers, who will gather information about your vein health and share information about caring for your legs. In some cases, an ultrasound study of your legs may be necessary. Then, a personalized treatment plan is designed specifically for you.

New varicose vein treatment on the horizon

Varithena® is recently FDA-approved for foam sclerotherapy and has been shown to improve the symptoms and appearance of varicose veins. This treatment — a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that features injecting the varicose vein — is expected to be available this summer. Continue reading