Blog Archive

When Are Your Vein Problems Cause for Concern? Nov 2nd, 2020

For many people, vein problems like varicose veins may seem like a cosmetic issue. However, it's possible they can indicate a medical concern as well, so it's important to see a vascular surgeon for a proper diagnosis and to rule out any serious conditions. With over two decades of experience,...

6 Factors that Contribute to Spider Veins Oct 5th, 2020

Many people develop spider veins — those thin red, blue, or purple lines or webs on their legs — as they age. Getting older is not the only contributing factor, however. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options that can eliminate these embarrassing imperfections and leave your legs looking...

4 Treatment Options for Veins in Your Face Sep 2nd, 2020

When many people think of facial issues, things like wrinkles and blemishes come to mind. However, they are not the only potential problems. Broken blood vessels can also ruin your face's clear, smooth texture. Fortunately, there are a number of different treatments available. Dr. Mark Schwartz and our highly skilled...

Understanding Hand Sclerotherapy Aug 2nd, 2020

Are you embarrassed by bulging veins on your hands? Is winter your favorite season because you can hide them in gloves? The good news is, hand sclerotherapy may be able to help. Here at the North Shore Vein Center, a nationally-recognized center for excellence, located in Lake Success, New York,...

Vein Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 8th, 2020

When most people think of COVID-19 and its symptoms, their minds likely go to things like fever, cough, and shortness of breath. However, in serious cases it can wreak even more havoc in the body, including in the veins. Located in Lake Success, New York, the North Shore Vein Center...

What's Involved If My Varicose Veins Are Treated by Ambulatory Phlebectomy? Jun 22nd, 2020

After months spent indoors, it's only natural to want to enjoy the warm weather having backyard barbecues and taking walks in the park. For people with varicose veins, however, the idea of wearing shorts and dresses may be less appealing. The good news is ambulatory phlebectomy can rid legs of...

The Many Benefits of Endovenous Laser Ablation May 26th, 2020

With warmer weather comes shorts and skirts — and more visibility for your unsightly veins. Fortunately, endovenous laser ablation can make your legs look smoother and clearer in almost no time. At our nationally-recognized center for excellence in Lake Success, New York, Dr. Mark Schwartz and our highly skilled team...

Do I Need Hand Sclerotherapy? Apr 9th, 2020

Do unsightly veins on your hands make them look older than they should? The good news is hand sclerotherapy can help. Here at North Shore Vein Center in Lake Success, New York, Dr. Mark Schwartz and our highly trained staff offer state-of-the-art care and a wide range of minimally-invasive procedures...

Are Spider Veins Hereditary? Mar 5th, 2020

If your mother and grandmother suffered from unsightly spider veins, you may wonder if you will be next. The answer is probably yes. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available. Dr. Mark Schwartz and our skilled team provide a variety of minimally-invasive vein treatments here at North Shore...

Permanently Remove Your Varicose Veins with Sclerotherapy Feb 1st, 2020

Whether your varicose or spider veins are causing you discomfort or are simply an eyesore you wish to treat before spring's skirts and shorts make their annual appearance, sclerotherapy can help. Here at North Shore Vein Center in Lake Success, New York, Dr. Mark Schwartz and our highly trained staff...

How Endovenous Laser Ablation Can Repair Your Damaged Veins Jan 3rd, 2020

If you’re bothered by bulging or lumpy varicose veins, you aren't alone. An estimated 20% of adults will experience varicose veins at some point, according to data published by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. The good news is that if you’re part of that 20%, you...

Varicose Veins Aren't Just a Cosmetic Issue Dec 16th, 2019

Do you wear pants when you’d rather wear shorts? Varicose veins impact about 35% of people in the United States. Do you have them, too? You’re not alone.  Varicose veins are unattractive, but you should know they aren't just a cosmetic concern. Turns out, varicose veins can also seriously impact...

What is sclerotherapy? Mar 7th, 2019

What is sclerotherapy? Injection Sclerotherapy is an in-office procedure where veins are injected with a solution, using small needles, which causes them to collapse and fade from view. The procedure typically improves not only the cosmetic appearance but associated symptoms as well. The procedure normally takes about 30 – 40...

Is sitting all day making your leg veins worse? Feb 8th, 2019

Is sitting all day making your leg veins worse? Many people spend a lot of time sitting during the day. Some do it at their desks, on their daily commute or while relaxing at home. Taking a load off your feet can be relaxing, but sitting too much can increase...

What Are Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome? Feb 7th, 2019

What Are Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome? Many people have become aware of a condition commonly known as Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to move the legs. Symptoms of RLS include itchy, burning and tingling sensations. It is worse...

The North Shore Vein Center Earns Distinguished Vein Practice Accreditation Dec 1st, 2018

The North Shore vein Center in lake Success, NY, has been awarded the distinction of accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). This prestigious honor is highly respected in the medical community and is granted only after a strict, peer review process analyzing all...

Pregnancy and varicose veins Oct 5th, 2018

Pregnant women often develop varicose veins during their pregnancies. There are two main reasons for this. Pregnancy increases the volume of blood in a woman’s body, which, if the valves aren’t functioning properly, can increase the likelihood of veins becoming overfilled. As the woman’s abdomen and pelvic area accommodates the growing...

What is venous reflux disease? Aug 5th, 2018

Venous reflux is the abnormal backing up of blood into the vein. Veins are blood vessels which bring blood back to the heart. In normal venous circulation, oxygen-depleted blood travels up the legs, back to lungs to become re-oxygenated, and then back to the heart. Venous blood is “pumped” primarily...

What are Varicose veins? Jun 5th, 2017

Varicose veins are a very common condition in the United States, affecting one out of two people age 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults. These dilated blood vessels in the lower extremities are the result of damaged valves which allow blood to pool in veins....

Dermaka Mar 18th, 2017

Have you tried Dermaka? It’s made of natural plant extracts with added vitamins for skin health. This cream minimizes bruising, inflammation, redness, and/or swelling – great for after a vein procedure! Available at North Shore Vein Center. Call 516-869-8346 for more details!

Difference Between Varicose And Spider Veins Mar 17th, 2017

Varicose veins are described as large, raised, swollen blood vessels that develop in the legs and can be seen through the skin. They can twist and turn up and down the legs, and are unsightly and embarrassing. According to www.webmd.com, spider veins are smaller red, purple, and blue vessels that...

Seniors & Veins Feb 23rd, 2017

Older adults should consider the health of their veins. Paying attention to venous health is an important aspect of successful aging – and one that has historically gone untreated. “Many seniors have been told that heavy, aching legs are a normal part of aging, but that’s often not the case,”...

Sclerotherapy in Review Feb 6th, 2017

Sclerotherapy is used to treat spider veins and varicose veins by injecting a sclerosing agent into the interior of the troublesome vein. This substance causes the vein walls to become sticky and seal shut. The collapsed vein is reabsorbed into local tissue and eventually disappears. There is little risk of...

Exercising and Varicose Veins Jan 16th, 2017

If you already have a pre-existing venous condition such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, exercising can be painful! There are some exercises that are more likely to worsen varicose veins as well. It is important to see a specialist regarding any changes or discomfort. Exercise is part of a...

Proactive Prevention Dec 30th, 2016

Joe Knapp was 14 years old when he was hit head-on by a car while he was riding a bicycle. The accident fractured his left femur at the proximal one-third of the bone and put him in traction for a week. Femur rodding was a new procedure at the time,...

4 Reasons to Ask your Physician About Veins Dec 12th, 2016

Legs Often Feel Tired or Heavy– These are two of the most common (and early) symptoms of a vein problem. Intense leg fatigue at the end of the day is a sign. Heaviness is usually a result of mild swelling due to poor venous return (blood flow back up to...

Healthy Veins for Winter Nov 17th, 2016

Varicose vein and spider vein treatments tend to be more prominent in the winter months. Winter tends to be a better time of year for those who experience problems with venous disease as the heat of summer typically causes the veins to dilate and stretch. This will generally increase the...

Peripheral Arterial Disease affects over 40% of Adults over 40 Oct 25th, 2016

More than 40 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have experienced one or more of the most common symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, the majorities are unfamiliar with the disease and relatively few who experience symptoms see a doctor, according to a recent online awareness survey conducted...

Q&A: Compression Hose for Travel? Oct 23rd, 2016

Q: Which type of compression stocking should be worn for travel and by someone who has postural tachycardia syndrome? I am taking a long haul flight that is about 15 hours. I have postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and would like to wear a comfortable and effective compression stocking on the...