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Board Certified Specialists Provide Better Advanced Vein Care  

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Blood Clots, Board Certified Vein Specialist, Dr. Robert W. Ruess, DVT, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Leg Swelling, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia, Vein Disease Care, Vein Health on August 07, 2014

Your risk factor for vein diseases goes steadily up through your lifetime. That is because the adverse influence of gravity on the integrity and function of the thin, delicate valves in your veins is cumulative. All of the problems caused by vein disease become more common as patients grow older.

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Veinwave™ Treatment: Useful for the Elimination of Small Veins

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Facial Veins, Five Star Vein Institute, Micro-Thermocoagulation, Spider Veins, Vein Health, Veinwave Machine on March 20, 2014

If any part of your body shows signs of unsightly thread veins, don’t despair; a new medical intervention, Veinwave™, is now available to provide a safe and effective treatment that yields optimal results. Thread veins or spider veins are simply small blood vessels that have become dilated and usually present no medical concern since they are noted for being harmless.

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Spider Veins - What Do You Know?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia, Varicose Veins, Vein Health on July 02, 2013

Most people with spider veins often don’t notice them until they discover that they have a whole crop of them. These squiggly looking veins can appear all over the body, but most commonly they are seen in the ankles, feet, legs, thighs, and face.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vein Health - Part 4

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Lasers, Medical Advice, Spider Veins, Vein Health on June 25, 2013

This is the last in our most resent series of often asked questions regarding treatment of veins. View Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 that have published previously.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vein Health- Part 2

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Medical Advice, Spider Veins, Vein Surgery on June 18, 2013

This is a continuation of often-asked questions regarding treatment of veins.

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Understanding Leg Swelling and Vein Health

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Swelling, Spider Veins, Swollen Legs, Varicose Vein, Vein Health on June 11, 2013

If you suffer from vein diseases like spider veins (Telangiectasia) or varicose veins, you may have noticed a variety of symptoms. Even though your legs don’t necessarily hurt, they could take on a puffy-looking appearance as they become swollen. It might be even worse at certain times of day.

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Why Do My Legs Ache, Swell, and Look Ugly?

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Pain, Spider Veins, Telangiectasia, Varicose Veins, Vein Health on June 06, 2013

Varicose veins and other vein conditions don’t always manifest the same symptoms. For example, you and a friend may both suffer from seemingly similar spider veins. Nonetheless, your friend may not experience the same pain that you feel on a regular basis.

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Understanding the Medical LASER

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Laser Treatments, Medical Advice, Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, Vein Wave on January 31, 2013

The word “LASER” immediately brings to mind high tech, modern, space age concepts. The public saw this in action in Star Wars in the form of the light saber. The general feeling is that since the laser is a modern technology, the results of treatment with this device are naturally superior; and indeed, this is often true. However, it is not always the case.

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Cosmetic Issues in Leg Vein Treatment

Posted by Robert W. Ruess MD in Dr. Robert W. Ruess, Five Star Vein, Five Star Vein Institute, Leg Vein Treatments, Reticulars, Schlerotherapy, Spider Veins, Varicose Veins, Vein Health, Veinwave on January 01, 2013

Many people are concerned about the appearance of the tiny red veins that appear on the legs and face. These are called telangiectasias or spider veins [1mm or less].

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