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Unsightly varicose veins and spider veins can cause a good deal of anxiety for those who have them. While it may seem to be merely a cosmetic problem, the root of the problem is deeper. While the source of these unsightly veins is often heredity, the problem of visible veins should be treated by a highly-trained medical professional.

Dr. Sonya Merriman is known for her high quality surgical work, her compassion and care for her patients and can help you have a more attractive face or body by treating unsightly veins that mar your appearance.

Spider Veins

What are spider veins? Spider veins are small red, blue, or purple clusters of veins you can see below the surface of the skin. These are usually superficial in nature and look like tiny, web-like clusters (thus the name "spider veins"). If you live long enough, most people will see spider veins begin to appear on their legs. These visible veins are an unfortunate, but common, symptom of body aging – but can appear at any age.

What are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are altogether different. Varicose veins are larger veins that tend to bulge on the surface of the skin. These veins run deeper than spider veins. They can cause itching, pain, cramping, and swelling. It is estimated that up to 20 percent of adults will experience varicose veins at some point in their lives.

As your heart pumps blood through your body, blood moves through your veins in one direction ultimately leading back to the heart. When the system works well, all the blood moves through your veins in the intended direction. When it does not, it causes the blood to back up in your veins. This can lead to the appearance of spider veins or varicose veins.

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure used to treat unwanted varicose and spider veins. Using this procedure, chemical agents known as sclerosing agents are injected into the targeted veins. These chemicals form scar tissue inside the veins and cause them to collapse, forcing the blood to find an alternative route through the body.

What Areas can be Treated with Sclerotherapy?

The most common body areas treated with sclerotherapy are the face, legs and feet.

Depending on the size and severity of the veins, sclerotherapy can be used to treat veins on the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Feet
  • Face

You will be treated with professionalism, kindness, and exceptional skill.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

We are doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. We are still here and working but not currently offering treatments. We are available to answer any questions you have. Our number one priority is safety of our patients, staff and our community.

We are seeing our patients who have recently had surgery for suture removal and to make sure your recovery is safe. We will keep the reception area empty and you will go straight back to an exam room. We will wear masks for your protection. Please only bring one person with you and if possible, it would be best if they can stay in your car during your visit.

We are offering Tele-Health visits for Surgical and Non-surgical consultations. It will be done the same way as an in person consultation would be done, except we will use video to communicate with you. This is done using our Electronic Medical Record and ensures your privacy. Having that consultation process done will allow you to schedule surgery and treatments so they can be done as soon as we are able to provide them again. I believe that after this ordeal, we will all be ready to do something nice for ourselves!

We are providing people with the chance to purchase products. We can bring them to your car. You can also purchase gift cards and we are developing several packages we want to offer. We are also shipping products during this time.

We understand all this uncertainty is frustrating and we apologize for the inconvenience. This situation changes day to day and we will keep you updated as we know more.

So what are we doing since we are not filling our schedule doing surgery, lasers, fillers, Botox, Dysport etc?

We are doing staff training. We will continue to brainstorm and think of ways we can provide even more exceptional patient experience.

We will be making videos and continuing to post on social media. Some of these will be educational and some will be to entertain! How entertaining will probably depend on how stir-crazy we get!

Be safe and be smart. Do your part to slow this virus down. And please, support your local businesses as much as possible.

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