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What Happens if You Ignore Chronic Venous Insufficiency? Jun 7th, 2024

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when leg veins cannot efficiently return blood to the heart. This causes blood to pool in the legs, resulting in leg and ankle swelling, discomfort, skin discoloration, and other problems as the condition progresses. Dr. Gary Nackman and his team at NJ Vein Care and...

How to Lower Your Risk for Bulging, Painful Veins May 2nd, 2024

Varicose veins and spider veins can be unsightly. Their underlying causes, such as chronic venous insufficiency, can also cause physical symptoms, including leg swelling, cramping pain, open ulcerations, and other skin changes. Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Gary Nackman provides advanced treatments for varicose veins and other venous conditions at NJ...

10 Simple Ways to Keep Varicose Veins at Bay Apr 1st, 2024

Varicose veins, most often found in the legs, develop when dysfunctional valves within the vein allow blood to collect or pool. This pooling causes affected veins to twist and bulge, leading to leg swelling, discomfort, and other symptoms associated with varicose veins. It’s not always clear what causes varicose veins;...

Can Varicose Veins Cause Leg Cramps? Mar 15th, 2024

Millions of Americans experience the cosmetic effects and physical symptoms associated with varicose veins. These enlarged, twisted veins often occur in the legs and can cause various problems, from mild aching discomfort to cramping leg pain that can spoil your sleep. Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Gary Nackman provides the most...

Who's at Risk for Chronic Venous Insufficiency? Feb 1st, 2024

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) occurs when the veins in your legs cannot pump blood back to the heart effectively. This condition can lead to various symptoms and complications affecting your quality of life. Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Gary Nackman and our team at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in...

The Link Between Pregnancy and Varicose Veins Jan 11th, 2024

Pregnancy brings profound changes in a woman's body, including some that increase your risk of developing varicose veins. Board-certified vascular surgeon Gary Nackman, MD, FACS, and our team at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Oradell and Clifton, New Jersey, specialize in treating vascular conditions and aesthetic concerns, including...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Ongoing Leg Pain Dec 4th, 2023

Leg pain often gets dismissed as fatigue, muscle strain, or aging. However, persistent leg pain could indicate underlying problems with your veins and arteries. Gary Nackman, MD, FACS, is a board-certified vascular surgeon and the founder of NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Oradell and Clifton, New Jersey. Dr....

Recovering from Varicose Vein Treatment: What to Expect Nov 9th, 2023

Most varicose vein treatments are minimally invasive, and recovery is typically straightforward with minimal downtime. Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Gary Nackman includes the most advanced vascular treatment options at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Oradell and Clifton, New Jersey. In this blog, Dr. Nackman and his team explain...

What to do About Your Bothersome, Bulging Veins  Oct 2nd, 2023

If you've developed varicose veins, it's important to understand what causes them, how to treat them, and how you might be able to prevent them. Gary Nackman, MD, FACS, at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Oradell and Clifton, New Jersey, is a vascular surgeon who specializes in minimally...

Common Vein Complaints We Treat Sep 5th, 2023

Dr. Gary Nackman is a board-certified vascular surgeon at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Oradell and Clifton, New Jersey. Dr. Nackman has over 25 years of experience delivering safe, effective treatments for varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and other problematic veins.   Read more from Dr. Nackman’s team regarding the...

Why Varicose Veins Can Cause Your Legs to Swell Aug 3rd, 2023

A common vascular condition, varicose veins affect millions of people in the United States. Most people are familiar with their cosmetic effects. However, you may be surprised to learn that these damaged leg veins can also lead to physical complaints, including leg pain, skin ulcerations, and leg swelling. Vascular surgeon Gary Nackman, MD,...

Preparing For Your Venefit® Procedure? Here's What You Need to Know Jul 6th, 2023

Varicose veins are common, affecting millions of Americans. These enlarged, twisted veins can cause discomfort, pain, and cosmetic concerns. Fortunately, advances in medical technology now offer various treatment options. One such innovative solution is Venefit®, a minimally invasive procedure that provides relief for individuals suffering from varicose veins. Vascular surgeon Gary Nackman,...

Here's What to Expect During Your Microphlebectomy Procedure Jun 14th, 2023

Varicose veins are a common condition affecting millions in the United States. These enlarged, twisted veins can cause discomfort, pain, and aesthetic issues. Whether your concerns are medical or cosmetic, treatments performed by a vascular surgeon offer an excellent solution for problematic veins. Board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Gary Nackman at NJ Vein Care...

If My Varicose Veins Don't Hurt, Do I Need to Have Them Treated? May 9th, 2023

Many people in the United States are worried about the appearance of varicose veins. However, if you are okay with how they look, is it alright to delay treatment until they become painful? Dr. Gary Nackman is a board-certified vascular surgeon at NJ Vein Care and Aesthetics Center in Oradell and Clifton,...

Signs It's Time to Get Treatment for Varicose Veins Apr 28th, 2023

Varicose veins are most common in the legs. Their bulging, twisted, or discolored appearance can spoil your joy when switching to leg-baring, warm weather fashions as the seasons change. Unfortunately, for many people, these damaged veins also cause leg pain and other physical symptoms that are hard to ignore. Whether your concerns are...

Laser Treatment of Scars and Stretch Marks Is Effective! Mar 28th, 2023

Are you struggling with scars or stretch marks that are affecting your confidence? Laser treatment with the 1540 fractional nonablative laser may be the solution you've been looking for! Here are the top 5 things you need to know about this innovative treatment, according to Dr. Gary Nackman at NJ...

What is Chronic Venous Insufficiency? Mar 16th, 2023

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that occurs when the veins in your legs are unable to pump blood back to your heart effectively.  When this happens, blood accumulates in your veins resulting in symptoms like swelling, pain, and discoloration in your skin.  CVI is a much more common...

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Are Spider Veins a Health Risk? Feb 13th, 2023

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to your skin’s surface. These veins usually appear in a blue, purple, or red web-like pattern on your legs, which is why they are called spider veins.  Spider veins can also occur on the face and other body parts. Because they...

Top Varicose Vein Treatment Options Jan 26th, 2023

If you have large, bulging leg veins, you’re not alone: Up to 35% of adults in the United States have visible varicose veins or swollen, twisted veins that look like dark, rope-like varicosities just beneath the surface of the skin.  Prominent leg veins can be difficult to live with, especially...

What is IPL and is it for you? Jan 9th, 2023

At NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics center, Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy is a popular cosmetic treatment that uses light energy to improve the appearance of the skin. It is often used on the face to address a variety of concerns, including rosacea, small facial veins, sun damage, age spots, fine...

What is a venous lake of the lip? Dec 2nd, 2022

Would you like to restore your smile by eliminating that blue spot on your lip?  Venous lakes are a type of venous malformation that forms a blue spot, most typically on the lower lip. It is a made up of dialated abnormal veins, usually appearing as soft, compressible, dark blue...

Heal Your Hands! Jul 8th, 2022

Hand Rejuvenation Q & A What is hand rejuvenation? Hand rejuvenation is a treatment that limits the telltale signs of aging on your hands. As you grow older, your hands tend to develop: Large, visible veins Thin, papery skin Loss of fat and moisture Hyperpigmented spots Your physician may recommend...

Is Tanning Safe? Jul 7th, 2022

Is there a safe way to tan? Sadly, no. It is important to avoid sun burn. Sun burns as a child can lead to skin cancer later in life. UV light damages the DNA of our skin cells which leads to cancer formation. Sun exposure causes premature aging of the...

Can I Improve My Stretch Marks? Apr 7th, 2022

Stetch marks can be very challenging to treat. They skin has a different texture and color. Although perfection is not possible, they can be greatly improved with bost laser and microchanneling.  The heat from the 1540nm fractional nonablative Icon laser breaks up and softens the disordered strands of collagen that...

Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me? Apr 7th, 2022

Laser hair removal is an FDA cleared procedure that can give permanent hair loss. The laser light is absorbed by hair follicles and turned into heat, which kills those follicles that are in the growth phase. Since only a small percentage of hair follicles are in the growth phase, multiple...

Can Covid Infection Cause Blood Clots Jan 21st, 2022

  As we learn more about COVID-19 infection, venous blood clotting  (venous thromboembolism)  is a serious risk, particularly for those patients with severe disease and end up in the hospital. Dangerous clotting of arteries has been also seen in the severely ill.  It has already been established for a long...

What Are The Types Of Veins On My Legs? Jan 18th, 2022

   There are three types of veins that you can see on the skin of your legs and feet. The smallest are called spider or thread veins. They are red in color and less than 1 mm in diameter. Reticular veins are 1-3 mm in diameter and are typically blue...

Which Mask Should I Wear? Jan 10th, 2022

We live in a very different world from just 3 years ago due to the Covid pandemic. Mask use is controversial. There are different choices out there, which should you wear?  The best type of mask is something called an N95. It has two straps that go behind you head. ...

Which is better, laser or sclerotherapy for leg veins? Dec 2nd, 2021

     I often am asked which is a better treatment for spider veins of the leg, laser or sclerotherapy? The answer is that both are useful tools in treating unsightly veins. You wouldn't use a screw driver to hammer a nail would you? Sclerotherapy is considered by many to...

Venous Lake Laser Treatment: Time to Smile Again! Nov 18th, 2021

What is a Venous Lake?   Venous lakes are blue appearing vascular abnormalities most often found on the lower lip. They are more common in men and usually occur after the age of 50. However, they sometime can be found in much younger men and women.   How are they...

Winter Is Not Just Coming, But Is Here! Jan 3rd, 2019

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 dreaded winter itch.  An underlying cause of "Winter Skin" is...

January Is Cervical Health Awareness Month Jan 2nd, 2018

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 for women to be screened by their GYN...

SculpSure Is Here! Jan 2nd, 2018

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. JUST RESULTS. 

What is Kybella? Nov 20th, 2017

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 chin, so you have a...

What is Varithena? Sep 28th, 2017

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 from arteries in an important aspect, they need functioning valves...

Unwanted Facial Veins? Jul 27th, 2017

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 video

Laser Hair Removal is Safe, Effective and Affordable! Jul 26th, 2017

Laser hair removal is safe, effective and an affordable option to getting rid of unwanted hair for both men and women. Please view our informational video. Laser Hair Removal Video

Say goodbye to tired, dull skin – and hello to a brighter, younger-looking you! Jul 4th, 2017

Only ThreeForMeTM laser treatments address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30 minutes and has minimal downtime, getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.How it worksThreeForMeTM is exclusive to the clinically-proven IconTM laser...

Some Thoughts About Skin Cancer Jul 17th, 2016

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 list is from www.cancer.org...

What is a Photo Facial? Mar 15th, 2016

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 can be used to reduce...

On Vein Problems of the Leg Feb 28th, 2016

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 physical examination to identify risk factors...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Feb 10th, 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 patient.

On Competency Feb 3rd, 2016

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 government, no residency training program or hospital actually will...

Rosacea Facts Jan 17th, 2016

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 commonly develops in people with...

Are You at Risk? Jan 14th, 2016

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?   DVT...

New Guidelines for DVT Management Jan 12th, 2016

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 oral anticoagulants have been shown to be as effective or better with similar or safer safety...

Hand Rejuvenation Sep 1st, 2015

Here is another interesting article about hand rejuvenation. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/fashion/Skin-Deep-Treating-Hands-for-Signs-of-Aging.html?_r=1 Unfortunately as we age, our hands make us look older than we really are! We spend most of our time focusing on our face and body – with expensive creams and cosmetic treatments. Our hands usually do not get the same...

What I Still Love About Medicine? Aug 20th, 2015

I had an article published on a well known blog: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/08/why-this-physician-still-loves-medicine.html What I Still Love About Medicine? From every direction, the practice of medicine in the U.S. is under attack. If one were to believe the headlines, the American healthcare system is populated by insensitive, selfie shooting, medicare-medicaid cheating, inefficient, and...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Aug 17th, 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 lymphatic system causing edema. http://www.lymphedemablog.com/2013/07/03/chronic-venous-insufficiency-and-the-effects-on-the-lymphatic-system/

Friday, August 7, 2015 Aug 6th, 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.http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/08/doctors-arent-allowed-to-cry-but-maybe-they-should-be.html

Individuality in Medicine? Aug 3rd, 2015

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/08/embracing-individuality-will-save-medicine-heres-how.html#comment-2173724348   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 and have a bit of a different take than the author. Sadly, the author's view reflects an element of being trapped in a field...

Phlebitis Aug 2nd, 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 intravenous catheter that becomes infected).  The inflammation of the vein...

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Jul 29th, 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 specialty of Vascular Surgery, the greatest changes have...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Jul 28th, 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 sunscreen can prevent cosmetic problems and even...

Monday, July 27, 2015 Jul 26th, 2015

Here is an interesting link with a lot of information about varicose veins. It is well written and answers many common questions! http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240129.php If you suffer from varicose veins, you don't need to. Treatment is far better and less painful than in the past. Minimal discomfort with great cosmetic results are...

Monday, July 20, 2015 Jul 19th, 2015

 Here is an interesting article that one of my staff members found about varicose veins in young men: http://www.menshealth.com/health/varicose-veins-in-young-men If you’re like most guys, you figure that varicose veins are:a) a woman’s problem;b) a punch line that includes "compression hose";c) not a big deal.Think again.As many as 56 percent of men...

Analysis of the connective tissue matrix and proteolytic activity of primary varicose veins. Jul 16th, 2015

I have posted below what became a landmark paper that I had the privilege of co-authoring in the laboratory of an old friend and mentor, Dave Tilson who was the Chief of Surgery at St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital and a Chaired Professor at Columbia University.  To summarize the findings of this...

Welcome to the blog of NJ VeinCare and Aesthetics Center! Jul 15th, 2015

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 veins of the hand, leg and face. Our main office is located...