Vein Ulcerations – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

The burden of unsightly varicose and spider veins is not only aesthetic; it is an indication of a potentially serious medical problem known as vein ulcers. Vein ulcerations may be caused by a minor injury that results in the break of the skin. In most people this type of injury heals up without complication in a week or two.

However, vein ulcers can also be the result of varicose veins. Underlying reasons for an ulcer may be due to venous disease, arterial disease, or other diseases. Venous disease, which is often 80% of leg ulcers, is caused by the veins simply not working correctly. Veins in the leg have one-way valves that make sure the blood flows up the leg and not down. The valves may become defective or damaged. Varicose and spider veins may result and pressure can increase resulting in an ulcer. Arterial disease, caused by arterial failures or defects are responsible for about 15% of ulcers. Diseases such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis account for the remaining 5%.

If you are afflicted with varicose veins, you are at risk for a leg ulcer. With leg ulcers you become at risk for blood clots. A blood clot is when blood changes from liquid to a gel-like or semisolid state. While blood clots do serve us well when healing a cut, a clot in a vein that does not dissolve can be a very dangerous and even life-threatening situation. If a blood clot breaks free and travels through the veins to the heart and lungs it can get stuck and prevent blood flow.

The optimum, pro-active step you can take is through specialized treatments aimed at clearing up unsightly veins that may cause pain, redness, hot areas, itching, swelling, heaviness in the leg , or restless leg. With treatment, you will increase the health of your legs and you significantly reduce the chance of developing vein ulcers and prevent dangerous conditions like blood clots. Denver Vein specializes in several different out-patient treatment options performed by a Board certified surgeon. Call today for an evaluation of your varicose or spider veins and take charge of your health going forward.

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Cryolipolysis: The Science Behind CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting was conceived after doctors came across an old New England Journal of Medicine article that said kids who sucked on popsicles were losing weight. With an innovative spirit and the use of modern technology this concept has been developed into what we call coolsculpting, an FDA approved procedure to rid your body of unwanted fat deposits.

Known as Cryolipolysis, the science behind coolsculpting, the procedure is pretty straight forward. In coolsculpting the affected area is targeted with a precisely controlled cooling device. The targeted fat cells underneath the skin are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time your body processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells through your body’s natural method. This process leaves your troubled area well sculpted and more aesthetically pleasing.

A good candidate for coolsculpting is someone who has unwanted fat in a specifically targeted area. As opposed to a gastric bypass, coolsculpting is not an alternative for weight-loss and weight loss surgery. This is a completely safe procedure. This effective treatment is FDA cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, flank, and now on the back below the bra area, and chin. The treatment is so non-invasive many patients read, work on their laptop, and even sleep during the procedure. As the first of its kind, the treatment has been used by millions and is a safe and effective for riding the body of those unsightly bulges.

The side effects are minimal and manageable. Immediately after treatment redness, firmness, mild bruising, tingling, and stinging may occur. One to two weeks after treatment the above side-effects may be present in addition to possible swelling, cramping, aching, itching sensitivity, and numbness. Like any medical procedures, there is a chance for more severe, but rare side effects that may require medical intervention. Please talk to your coolsculpting medical professional to learn about these rarities.

If you are looking to tighten up and reduce troublesome fatty areas and bulges, coolsculpting in Denver is available with the Denver Vein Center. Call us today and let us help you look and feel better today.

Ladies, Enhance your Unique Beauty with Juvèderm

Over a period of time, you may notice that you are losing volume in different areas of your skin. These changes in your appearance can show themselves as wrinkles and parenthesis lines. A variety of factors attributes to developing age-related, mid-face volume loss, from genetics to your environment. The truth is, you already know you are losing collagen and moisture in your skin—you see it in the mirror every day. What you really want to know, is what to do about it! Ladies, it’s high time to enhance your unique beauty and stop worrying with Juvèderm…the secret weapon.

Your family and friends will look at you and notice that your glowing goddess is turned up —you just look radiant. What they won’t know (and we aren’t going tell them) that you just had a Juvèderm treatment. Juvèderm, an FDA approved treatment, is a #1 collection of dermal fillers in the U.S. The beauty behind these fillers is that they will plump, lift, and smooth your skin to your younger you! Smooth those parenthesis lines with Juvèderm XC or lift and contour your cheeks with Juvèderm Voluma XC, and say goodbye to flat or sagging cheeks. Some patients who’ve experienced Juvèderm Voluma reported looking up to 5 years younger for up to 2 years! Perhaps you want to try the latest lipstick trends on some fuller lips? 78% of people treated with Juvèderm Ultra XC reported satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips.

In this day and age, you have no time to waste! Life is calling you to your next great adventure—you need results! Juvèderm treatments usually yield gorgeous results in just a few days. Also, Juvèderm is an in-office treatment that only takes about 10-15 minutes and requires no downtime. Just a single treatment can last up to a full year!

What are you waiting for? Call Denver Vein Center and ask about Juvèderm treatments today!

Denver Vein Center Coolsculpting Event

The spring months are coming, which means bikini and short season is quickly approaching.  You do so much for your family throughout the year; it is time to give yourself the gift of self-confidence this season and transform your body with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is the revolutionary way to reduce stubborn fat without surgery or needles. Join us for our Cool Sculpting Event Thursday, March 17th, 2016 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at the Denver Vein Center. Our knowledgeable and friendly representatives will be available to describe how this new procedure works, and you can get a first-hand look at a live demonstration, receive a free consultation with one of our nurses, register to win a FREE CoolSculpting treatment, and benefit from special pricing for your CoolSculpting procedure available only at the event!

CoolSculpting has gained a significant amount of attention in the past few years. This FDA-approved, non-invasive technique for fat removal requires no downtime and is completely non-surgical.  Patients can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment. The procedure involves a patented cooling device that gently “freezes” away unwanted fat.  CoolSculpting is ideal for otherwise healthy individuals, who are looking to target particular areas of stubborn fat on their body, such as on the thighs, abdomen, and back.

Side-effects of CoolSculpting may include redness, minor bruising, and swelling.  However, patients will start seeing results approximately 4-6 weeks after treatment, with the most striking changes occurring two to four months after treatment. Whether it is your waistline, stomach, thighs, or your chin area, the CoolSculpting procedure can help you feel better about yourself. If you are thinking about CoolSculpting treatment and would like to learn more about how you can give your body a makeover without surgery, diet or exercise, then you need to come to our Cool Scuplting Event this March! Space is limited, so call today to reserve your spot and get your confidence back!

Varicose Vein Removal

Get great results with Varicose Vein Removal!

Ease your symptoms and improve the appearance of veins with varicose vein removal. Varicose Veins are a common condition where veins become twisted or swollen just under the surface of the skin. Over 40 million Americans are affected by varicose veins. Some of our patients experience few signs or symptoms. Others encounter more serious complications such as: mild to moderate pain, heavy feeling legs, restless leg, mild swelling at the ankles, leg cramping, and skin irritation or discoloration.

Denver Vein Center provides you with multiple treatment options to get you looking and feeling your best! In order to determine the cause of your varicose veins, a non-invasive ultrasound test will be performed. After the cause of the varicose vein is discovered, a proper treatment plan can take place. Many treatments for varicose vein removal are efficient and don’t require long recovery. Cutting-edge treatment for varicose vein removal include: Endovenous Laser Ablation of the Saphenous Vein (ELAS), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.

Endovenous Laser Ablation of the Saphenous Vein (ELAS) can treat varicose veins helping to alleviate symptoms and make your legs look and feel better. This outpatient treatment can remove varicose veins permanently and ease symptoms such as aching, swelling and inflammation. This treatment is less invasive than standard surgery and leaves virtually no scars. Normal activity can usually be resumed in 1-2 days.

Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a method used to remove very twisted varicose veins, using tiny punctures on the surface of the legs, from which the veins are removed. Treatment is performed under local anesthetic, and the incisions are so small, that stitches aren’t needed. This procedure also offers great long term results.

Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy is a gold-standard, non-invasive procedure that can remove unsightly veins with no scarring. This painless treatment involves injecting a solution into the root of problem veins and requires no downtime for patients.

Post treatment patients may be required to wear compression stockings. Varicose vein removal can provide exceptional long term or permanent results in many cases. Lifestyle changes can help prevent new varicose veins after your varicose vein removal. Some changes include: physical activity to keep legs moving, managing body weight, not wearing high heels for extended periods of time, and avoiding standing or sitting for long periods of time.

Regardless of Skin Type, We can make Unwanted Hair a Thing of the Past!

Do you have unwanted hair on your body? We can help! At Denver Vein Center and Aesthetic Laser Specialists, our experienced nursing staff use the latest technology to make shaving, plucking or waxing a thing of the past. We can treat most parts of the body including: legs, underarms, back, chest, neck and shoulders. We typically avoid laser hair removal around the eye area, but we do treat more sensitive areas such as the nipple area or bikini line.  Both men and women alike love our hair removal treatments that are designed to treat all skin types.

Denver Vein Center is one of the most comprehensive skin care clinics in Denver, CO. We provide a safe, effective environment, state of the art technology and a highly knowledgeable staff to assist you in skin care treatments. Our nursing staff has been using Cutera since 2007 and has proven results with laser hair removal.

There is no need to continue suffering with unwanted hair, our nurses use Cool Glide and Pro Wave Laser systems. These hand held devices glide across your skin and they are designed to cool and soothe while a pulse light is delivered. For many clients, the sensation is closely related to a light pinching or rubber band snapping against the skin. Most clients will need 3 to 6 treatments for long lasting results depending on which phase of hair growth your body is in, and the area for treatment.

As a number one requested Aesthetic procedure, Denver Vein understands the financial investment you are making toward yourself or a loved one. It is our mission to work closely with our patient expectations to ensure that they are satisfied with the end result.

What should you expect when you get laser hair removal with a Cutera laser? With the Cutera laser, we can treat all skin types and tones. You can expect that our nurses, who are experienced laser hair removal specialists, will work closely with you to determine the amount of treatments you will need, and give you the take home knowledge you’ll need to sustain the long term benefits of laser hair removal.

Thanks for Visiting Us at the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show

Denver Vein Center attended the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show on January 17, 2016.  The event was held at the Colorado Convention Center’s Mile High Ballroom from 11am to 4pm.  It was a great event with lots of brides in their Bronco gear!  We were glad to be part of the show, sharing with Brides, mother of the Brides and their wedding party all we have to offer to make their date very special!

Check out our pages on how Coolsculpting, Laser Hair Removal, Botox, Juvederm, Voluma and our Obagi skincare line can help you look and feel your best on that special day!

Interested in getting your veins taken care of before you put on that beautiful dress?  Call us regarding that too!

Thanks to those that stopped by and visited our booth.  If you were there and didn’t sign up for our specials, send us an email at and we will send you specials (designed specifically for those that attended the bridal show).

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Spider veins are an unsightly condition usually inherited, and commonly part of the aging process. Extended periods of sitting or standing, pregnancy, trauma to the legs, hormones, and other elements are all factors that can cause spider or varicose veins. Sclerotherapy is one of the best treatment for spider veins. It involves injecting a solution called a sclerosant, into spider or varicose veins with a very fine needle. The solution causes the veins to inflame and collapse. Once the veins have collapsed, they are absorbed by the body’s natural responses and virtually fade away.

Sclerotherapy is a safe procedure with few risks or pain involved when performed by a certified clinician. The most common side effect is the development of brownish pigment in the treated area, which typically disappears within two to six months. Sclerotherapy is beneficial to your circulation, in fact, the treatment eliminates veins that are no longer useful, and therefore, reduces pain and improves the health of your legs. Another great benefit is the improved cosmetic appearance of your legs.

Depending on the severity of your condition, and the extent of improvement desired, many patients see results after three to five treatments. Treatments last approximately thirty to forty-five minutes, and most patients can expect a fifty to seventy percent improvement after completing their Sclerotherapy procedures. The national average is 3-5 treatments to get the best results. It may be necessary to have touch-up treatments every year or so to counteract the appearance of new spider veins.

Following the procedure, the majority of patients can return home immediately wearing compression stockings. It is highly recommended to avoid any high impact exercise for one week following the injections to promote healing and to prevent further damage to the veins.  Patients are encouraged to walk immediately after the procedure. We recommend walking for fifteen minutes every hour. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our trained nursing professionals and let us help you regain the confidence you deserve.

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Freeze Your Fat Away!

If you are tired of that stubborn fat that seems to resist all efforts to eliminate it through diet and exercise, relax. You can freeze away your fat.  NewBeauty recently awarded The CoolSculpting procedure “The Best Fat-Reducing Treatment”! CoolSculpting is the only non-surgical fat reduction treatment that is FDA-cleared and uses controlled cooling to get rid of obstinate fat. Not only are the results proven, but they are noticeable. Reshape your body without surgery or downtime.

Freeze away fat? Yes, it’s possible! Scientists at the Boston Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital discovered that cold can selectively affect fat which led to the development of CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting technology delivers precise and controlled cooling to effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. When the treated fat cells are frozen, they die. Over the following weeks, your body naturally processes the fat and removes these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

CoolSculpting will get rid of unyielding bulges for both men and women. The procedure reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas without changing the fat cell distribution in the untreated areas. The first thing you need to consider is where you would like to reshape your body. The best candidates for this procedure are generally within thirty pounds of their ideal weight, but have certain areas of excess fat. Once you and your physician decide which area(s) are needing treatment, a controlled cooling device will be positioned on your body, and you can feel free to check your email, read, or even take a nap! The CoolSculpting procedure has no downtime and most people return to normal activities immediately. Your physician will help you develop an individualized treatment plan to further enhance your results.

If you’re ready to love every view of you, you need to set up your CoolSculpting procedure consultation. The sooner you come to the Denver Vein Center, the sooner you’ll see your desired results in the mirror. Talk to one of our consultants to find out if the CoolSculpting method is right for you. See a slimmer you!