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Dr. Mapes answers your most common questions regarding venous disease.Read More »
We’ve got a new name! Now we’re called Artemis Colorado – Vein & Cosmetic Center, a name that houses both our clinics, in Conifer and in Westminster.Read More »
We now offer varicose vein procedures done with the CoolTouch CTEV™ laser. This state-of-the-art instrument greatly reduces discomfort—and shortens procedure and recovery times—because it generates less heat then other lasers (hence the “cool touch”).Read More »
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day, and we all should make every effort to tell our loved ones how special they are. If you want to go a bit further and give them something special to celebrate the day, we can help. Here are seven gift ideas from Artemis Vein and Cosmetic Center. Call us and we’ll help you deliver the sweetness!Read More »
At our medical spa, our patients are usually less than thrilled when we tell them they have to wear compression stockings. But let me give you the reasons behind this recommendation.
Compression stockings offer a variety of benefits to those who are suffering from the symptoms of vein disease. Though they are oftentimes used after vein procedures to reduce the risk of developing blood clots and to help your legs heal quicker, they are also great as a preventative option for those who want to increase blood flow in their legs and reduce leg soreness. Compression stockings are often worn by runners for those exact reasons.Read More »
In our clinic, we see many people who want to make their legs look better. They have silently suffered for many years, and it still surprises me how long they wait before consulting a doctor. Very often, spider veins are the culprit. They can certainly be a nuisance, and occasionally cause pain and even bleeding. But nowadays, several minimally invasive procedures exist to relieve the problem. Let me explain in more detail.Read More »
What is laser vein ablation? Sclerotherapy? Which procedure is right for me?
Are you confused about the different treatments available for vein disease? Let us break them down for you.Read More »
Vein disease is a major untreated medical condition that is also commonly misunderstood. In typical healthy veins, there is continuous blood flow from the limbs back to the heart, and the role of the valves in the veins of the legs is to prevent the backflow of blood. When someone has venous insufficiency, this means there is a backward leakage of blood flow due to damaged valves. Commonly, sufferers of venous disease have associated symptoms such as leg aches, cramping, heaviness, swelling or restless legs.
Perhaps the best way to approach vein disease is to look at the common causes to help you identify certain circumstances in your life that may be the largest contributors to venous disease.Read More »
If you suffer from the pain of varicose veins, there is a solution. We’ve seen great results from some of our past and current clients in the area of vein treatment.
I wanted to share a story from Joan, one of our patients. After having her second child, Joan suffered from ropey veins in her legs, also called “varicose veins,” that had caused aching legs and swelling for years. Joan had put off treatment because she thought the procedure was painful and bloody. She also thought that it would be costly and that her insurance wouldn’t cover the costs. Because of these doubts, Joan had chosen to just put up with the leg pain and avoided wearing shorts due to the cosmetic discoloration on her legs. Going swimming with her kids became an activity she dreaded, and the pain was limiting her in her daily life. Over the years, her veins became worse. In the meantime, Joan’s sister had her own varicose veins removed. After describing how easy the process was, she recommended it to Joan, who finally came into our Artemis offices for a free consultation.Read More »
Have you or someone you know experienced leg achiness, swelling, fatigue or even restless legs? These and many other symptoms can be due to something called venous insufficiency.
One of our patients had suffered from intermittent leg swelling and pain. She had an ultrasound of the same leg 6 times looking for a blood clot which was “normal” each time. The problem is that a routine ultrasound for blood clots doesn’t investigate for venous insufficiency. This patient was very active, doing seasonal guided hunting trips with her husband. The intermittent cramps in that leg, which came on while hiking with her clients, were significantly affecting her quality of life.. A quick ultrasound looking at the greater saphenous vein revealed the true nature of her problem: she had terrible back flow of blood in the vein.Read More »