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What Happens if You Ignore Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What Happens if You Ignore Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

You’ve likely heard of varicose veins. You may be familiar with blood clots or venous ulcers. But do you know about the health issue often responsible for these conditions? Learn more about the dangers of ignoring chronic venous insufficiency.
Jun 7th, 2024
How to Lower Your Risk for Bulging, Painful Veins

How to Lower Your Risk for Bulging, Painful Veins

Veins are essential to the circulatory system, carrying blood back to the heart. However, certain factors can cause veins to become enlarged, bulging, and painful. Learn how to lower your risks.
May 2nd, 2024
10 Simple Ways to Keep Varicose Veins at Bay

10 Simple Ways to Keep Varicose Veins at Bay

Minimally invasive vein treatments can make eradicating varicose veins easier than you might think, but can you prevent future occurrences? Keep reading to find out how to reduce your risks of varicose veins.
Apr 1st, 2024
Can Varicose Veins Cause Leg Cramps?

Can Varicose Veins Cause Leg Cramps?

Most people associate varicose veins with their cosmetic effects, and they are often hard to ignore for that reason. However, these bulging, discolored veins can also lead to physical symptoms, including leg cramps. Learn how we can help.
Mar 15th, 2024

Who's at Risk for Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

The symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, such as varicose veins, are often better known than the condition itself. Our specialist explains the causes and risk factors for this common condition.
Feb 1st, 2024
The Link Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

The Link Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins

You may expect changes in your body shape, appetite, and sleep patterns during pregnancy. But did you know that pregnancy also increases your risk of varicose veins? Our vascular surgeon explains why.
Jan 11th, 2024

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Ongoing Leg Pain

Leg pain is a common symptom of chronic vascular conditions that affect the health and functionality of the veins and arteries in your legs and feet. Learn more about the causes of leg pain and when it’s time to see the doctor.
Dec 4th, 2023
What to do About Your Bothersome, Bulging Veins 

What to do About Your Bothersome, Bulging Veins 

Millions are affected by varicose veins, those enlarged, twisted veins often seen on the legs. They’re a significant cosmetic concern for many and can cause pain, swelling, and other health problems. We can help.
Oct 2nd, 2023
 Common Vein Complaints We Treat

Common Vein Complaints We Treat

Your vein complaints may include cosmetic and physical symptoms related to underlying circulatory problems that can cause leg pain, swelling, and other complications. Our minimally invasive treatments address both cosmetic and medical concerns.
Sep 5th, 2023
Why Varicose Veins Can Cause Your Legs to Swell

Why Varicose Veins Can Cause Your Legs to Swell

If you have varicose veins, you may be more familiar than you’d like with their twisted, bulging blue or purple appearance. Did you know, though, that varicose veins can also cause other symptoms, like leg swelling? Read on to find out why.
Aug 3rd, 2023
Signs It's Time to Get Treatment for Varicose Veins

Signs It's Time to Get Treatment for Varicose Veins

Whether you hate how they look, how they make your legs feel, or both, early varicose vein treatment can help you avoid the consequences of damaged veins. Read more about treating varicose veins from one of America’s top vascular surgeons.
Apr 28th, 2023
What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency?

People with chronic venous insufficiency don’t often realize they have the condition. Many of its symptoms are similar to other conditions that affect your legs. Learn more about chronic venous insufficiency and how to identify it.
Mar 16th, 2023
Are Spider Veins a Health Risk?

Are Spider Veins a Health Risk?

For many people, spider veins are a cosmetic issue and typically nothing to worry about. However, it could be a sign of an underlying condition in some cases. Learn more about spider veins and how to spot them when they require medical attention.
Feb 13th, 2023
Top Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Top Varicose Vein Treatment Options

Varicose veins are a common problem most people would rather not have. If your varicose veins are unattractive, uncomfortable, and unwanted, we can help. Here are our top minimally invasive solutions to help you get rid of problematic veins for good.
Jan 26th, 2023

What is a venous lake of the lip?

A venous lake is a blue spot most commonly found on the lower lip. It is an abnormal collection of blood vessels. Over time, they tend to grow and sometimes bleed. They can be removed with a simple laser treatment.
Dec 2nd, 2022

Vein Surgery

Varicose veins are more than a cosmetic concern
Mar 1st, 2023

What is IPL and is it for you?

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of skin. It is often used on the face to address a variety of concerns, including sun damage, age spots, fine lines, and uneven skin tone.
Jan 9th, 2023
Improved appearance following sclerotherapy with Asclera and Radiesse! and

Heal Your Hands!

Veiny hands with mottled skin give away your age, no matter how youthful you feel. Rejuvenate your hands at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Clifton, New Jersey, with minimally invasive vein and skin treatments.
Jul 8th, 2022

Is Tanning Safe?

Many people consider the appearance of sun tanned skin to be sought after. However, there is really no safe tan!
Jul 7th, 2022

Which Mask Should I Wear?

Due to the Covid pandemic mask use has been required or recommended in many situations. Which should I use?
Jan 10th, 2022

Winter Is Not Just Coming, But Is Here!

This month, we introduce musing by our skin goddess Georgiana! Winter has its own challenges to our skin. The dry air, cold weather and temperature changes can cause many skin problems. These include dryness, cracking, flaking, irritation and the ...
Jan 3rd, 2019

January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month

More than 12,000 women each year will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus. Risk factors for cervical cancer include exposure to HPV, human papilloma virus, a weak immune system and smoking. It is important...
Jan 2nd, 2018

SculpSure Is Here!

SculpSure® helps you safely reduce stubborn fat in problem areas such as the belly, love handles, back, thighs and under the chin. NO SURGERY. NO DOWNTIME. ...
Jan 2nd, 2018

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an FDA approved fat buster designed to help eliminate the double chin! It contains a naturally occurring molecule that bursts fat cells, dissolves fat, which your body then flushes out. The aim for Kybella is to get rid of the fat under the ...
Nov 20th, 2017

What is Varithena?

Varithena is an FDA approved method of closing leg veins with nonfunctional valves which cause chronic venous insufficiency along with the management of varicose veins. In some ways, the structure of veins is more complex than the arteries. Veins differ...
Sep 28th, 2017

Unwanted Facial Veins?

The cynosure Elite+ ND:YAG laser can safely eliminate unwanted facial veins. This video describes the treatment of these veins. Please click here to open ...
Jul 27th, 2017

Some Thoughts About Skin Cancer

The weather is beautiful and people are headed to the beach, the pool or the park. What sometimes is forgotten is the risk of too much sun exposure and the most common type of cancer: skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer. This ...
Jul 17th, 2016

What is a Photo Facial?

A photo facial is a light based skin treatment to revitalize your skin! It can be performed with a variety of lasers or IPL (intense pulsed light) systems. The goal of the treatment may vary based on what issues you are concerned about. Light therapy ...
Mar 15th, 2016

On Vein Problems of the Leg

Over the last decade, there have been major advances in the minimally invasive approach to vein problems. The key to proper treatment is the correct diagnosis of the root cause of the vein problems of the leg. We start with a careful history and ...
Feb 28th, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Looking for a last minute Valentine's Day Special? Call for an appointment and say "Valentine" for a 50% off special on any Cosmetic office treatment. May not be combined with other offers. One per...
Feb 10th, 2016

On Competency

What does it mean to be competent at something? Competency may be defined as the ability to do something successfully or efficiently. When it comes to determining if a physician is competent in his profession, no one, board, no organization, no ...
Feb 3rd, 2016

Rosacea Facts

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that effects millions of Americans. It may start as a general redness of the cheeks and nose. It may progress to bumps and thickening of the skin. It may be confused as "Adult Acne". It most ...
Jan 17th, 2016

Are You at Risk?

You just got home from vacation last night. You spent 6 hours on an airplane traveling back from some exotic location. In the morning you wake up with a painfully swollen left calf. Should you be worried? The answer is a resounding yes! What is a DVT?...
Jan 14th, 2016

New Guidelines for DVT Management

Interesting new guidelines for treatment of patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis: -Goodbye to Warfarin -Goodbye to compression stocking recommendations I agree with the first, but the second is kind of silly. Warfarin was difficult to manage and newer ...
Jan 12th, 2016

Hand Rejuvenation

Here is another interesting article about hand rejuvenation. Unfortunately as we age, our hands make us look older than we really are! We spend most of ...
Sep 1st, 2015

What I Still Love About Medicine?

I had an article published on a well known blog: What I Still Love About Medicine? From every direction, the practice of medicine in the U.S. is under attack. If one ...
Aug 20th, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Here is an interesting article discussing the interaction between the venous and the lymphatic system. Chronic venous insufficiency can lead to not only the pain, aching, heaviness and restless legs but also swelling. The tissue fluid can overload the...
Aug 17th, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

This is a touching story about how doctors and patients can touch each other's lives in unanticipated ways. It is about the magic of the doctor-patient relationship.
Aug 6th, 2015

Individuality in Medicine? This is an interesting article by a physician early in their career. I have been out of residency and fellowship for close to 20 yrs ...
Aug 3rd, 2015


Many people have questions about a medical condition called phlebitis. Phlebitis means inflammation of a vein. Most of the time this is a "sterile" inflammation, which occurs in the absence of an actual infection (an exception might be after having an ...
Aug 2nd, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

27 years ago I started my surgical internship at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center at the St. Luke's site. Hard to believe how time flys! There have been so many changes in technology, procedures, training and how health care is delivered. In my ...
Jul 29th, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Some people say that the appearance of one's hands tells a story of our lives! That is because of the environmental exposure our hands receive. Sun can cause significant skin damage and our hands are almost always exposed to the elements. A good ...
Jul 28th, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Here is an interesting link with a lot of information about varicose veins. It is well written and answers many common questions! If you suffer from varicose veins, you don't need to. Treatment is ...
Jul 26th, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Here is an interesting article that one of my staff members found about varicose veins in young men: If you’re like most guys, you figure that varicose veins are: a) a woman’s problem...
Jul 19th, 2015

Welcome to the blog of NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics Center!

NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics Center was created by Gary B. Nackman, MD, FACS, to provide quality patient focused care to patients with both medical and aesthetic needs. We specialize in the treatment of both painful and unsightly varicose and spider ...
Jul 15th, 2015