(702) 341-7608

Category: Varicose Vein Treatment

More than 30 percent of our population has some form of vein disease. When you factor in spider veins, that percentage increases dramatically. Although most people understand that varicose veins will not resolve without treatment, many put off enlisting the services of a vein treatment specialist.

Some delay scheduling a consultation because they don’t realize how advances in medical technology have expanded their treatment options. Others delay scheduling a procedure because they are not convinced that they have enough information to make an informed decision.

We understand your concerns. Knowing the pros and cons of each of the many treatments designed to eliminate problematic veins could help you determine which treatment option might be right for you.

Continue reading


Many people initially consider their varicose veins little more than an annoyance, a cosmetic concern. Far too few realize that varicose veins can eventually cause a significant amount of discomfort as circulation and vein health continues to deteriorate. While elevating your legs and other lifestyle modifications can temporarily ease your suffering, varicose veins will not resolve on their own. Chronic venous insufficiency, the cause of varicose veins, is a progressive vein disorder.

In our not-so-distant past, people living with varicose veins had two primary treatment options, wearing medical-grade compression stockings or having diseased veins surgically removed.

While compression stockings are still considered the first line of defense, today’s vein specialists are far more likely to recommend one of the many minimally invasive treatment options made available through advances in medical technology. As an alternative to surgical intervention, your vein specialist may recommend treating your varicose veins with a Venefit™ Closure Procedure, a safe, effective, treatment option.

Continue reading

Varicose veins are a common health condition that affects millions of people around the world. In fact, an estimated 25% of all adults have varicose veins.

If you or a loved one have varicose veins, or if you are interested in preventing the development of varicose veins within your body, you may have many questions about this condition, such as:

  • What exactly are varicose veins?
  • How do they develop?
  • What are the risk factors associated with varicose veins?
  • What are the different types?
  • What are some common symptoms of varicose veins?
  • How are they treated?
  • What strategies for prevention are most effective?

This beginner’s guide to varicose veins will answer these and other questions that you may have. First, let’s understand what varicose veins actually are.

Continue reading

Healthy veins remove waste products and direct blood flow to your heart and lungs. A series of valves lining the inside of your veins keeps your blood moving against the pull of gravity. As your muscles contract, the valves open to keep blood moving forward. When muscles relax, the valves close to keep blood from flowing in reverse.

Varicose veins are most often the result of valve damage. Once a valve fails to close securely, a condition known as venous insufficiency, leaking valves allow blood to flow downward towards your feet.  When damage occurs in the tiny blood vessels near the surface of your skin, you will likely notice the familiar web-like configuration of spider veins (telangiectasia). When larger veins are affected, the veins below the damaged valves can bulge, twist, and cause a significant amount of discomfort.

Unfortunately, far too many people living with the discomfort of varicose veins unnecessarily delay medical intervention. Some put off having their varicose veins treated because they don’t think their veins are damaged enough to justify treatment. Others mistakenly assume they would have to dedicate a significant amount of time to recover after surgery. While surgery is still the best option in some cases, doctors today are more likely to recommend minimally invasive varicose vein treatment.

Continue reading

pressure on the veins

Varicose veins and spider veins are unsightly and uncomfortable conditions that affect many people, and, in the case of varicose veins, they can lead to serious complications. To help alleviate the symptoms of varicose veins, you may consider laser or surgical procedures that are designed to relieve pressure on the veins and promote better circulation.

Fortunately, there are many different types of vein treatments to choose from, and they can all be performed on-site at a vein treatment clinic. The recovery time is minimal as well, so you’re able to return to your normal routine in no time.

If you’re considering vein treatment, take a look at this guide to vein conditions, vein treatments and what to expect before, during and after your surgery.

Continue reading

restless leg syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome

Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a condition that’s characterized by unpleasant and uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move them. Restless leg syndrome has many possible causes, including venous disease, and effective treatment revolves around managing the symptoms to improve quality of life. So, if you’re suffering from RLS and are diagnosed with an underlying venous disease, there is hope for treatment and relief of symptoms.

While the severity may differ between affected individuals, most patients report symptoms that occur in the late afternoon to evening hours, with the worst effects occurring at night when the patient is resting. This can also occur when the patient is inactive or sitting for long periods of time, such as on a road trip.

Because the condition worsens during the night, RLS can cause sleep disturbances and difficulty returning to sleep after arousal. In many cases, moving the legs or walking can temporarily relieve the discomfort, but the sensations return once the movement stops.

RLS is classified as a sleep disorder, due to the symptoms being triggered by resting and worsening in the evening, and a movement disorder, since patients are forced to move in an effort to relieve discomfort. Though these classifications apply, RLS best fits the category of neurological-sensory disorder, since the symptoms and underlying condition are caused by the brain.

Continue reading

beautiful legs with venefit

Benefits of Venefit (VNUS)

Approximately 1 in 4 adults suffer from varicose veins, the bulging, twisted veins that appear on the thighs, calves and feet. Varicose veins can be uncomfortable and unsightly, not to mention the burning, throbbing, cramping and swelling that many patients also experience.

Fortunately, the Venefit procedure is the latest development in varicose vein treatment, which can get rid of unpleasant veins with minimal discomfort and recovery time.

Find out more about the benefits of the Venefit procedure and how it can end your varicose vein and leg discomfort for good in today’s blog.

Continue reading

evlt vs. rfa varicose vein treatment

Varicose veins are often a painful condition.  Your veins may become enlarged as a result of abnormalities in venous circulation. Varicose veins are typically located on the lower legs, and many people with this condition find them unsightly. In addition to the protrusion and discoloration of the veins on your legs, you can also experience heaviness and achiness in the legs, which can make work and daily activities much more difficult than it should be.

Fortunately, treatments are available for varicose veins that have proven to be effective. Two of the most popular treatments are endoscopic venous laser therapy (EVLT) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Learn more about your options and get an idea of which might be best for you with this handy EVLT vs. RFA comparison.

Continue reading

Vegas Valley Vein Institute

2450 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway STE 100 
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 341–7608

Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Vegas Valley Hair Restoration

Our office also provides hair restoration procedures.
(702) 472–9892

Dr. Irwin B. Simon

Main phone number.
(702) 735-2305

© 2016 - 2017 Vegas Valley Vein Institute