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Posted on July 03, 2018 by Cathy Brown

It may seem like a great idea, a way to turn something not so pretty into a work of body art. Unfortunately, the doctors at Palm Vein Center say tattooing over varicose veins is NOT a good idea.

Whether to tattoo over varicose veins is a question that’s coming up more often as the generations that have most enthusiastically embraced tattoos—Generation X and Millennials—are also starting to develop varicose veins. While young people can and do develop varicose veins, the risk goes up with age, and with childbearing. So these tattooed moms and dads are starting to wonder whether to...

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Posted on June 18, 2018 by Cathy Brown

If you suffer from varicose veins, our hot Arizona summers may not be your favorite time of year—and not just because summer fashions expose your legs and you can fry an egg on the sidewalk.

Although heat doesn’t cause varicose veins, it can aggravate them. Here’s why. When your body heats up, the veins dilate to allow more blood to flow to the surface of the skin. That, combined with sweating, helps your body avoid overheating. This increased blood flow is the reason your skin may be red after a hot shower or after doing outdoor chores in the midday sun.

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Posted on May 11, 2018 by Cathy Brown

Now that summer is in full swing in the Valley of the Sun, lots of people are heading for the pool. If you have spider veins running down your legs, though, you may find yourself wanting to cover up instead.

In most cases spider veins are harmless, but if they bother you, getting rid of them is a fairly simple process.

Spider veins show up as thin, wavy, purplish lines that spread out a bit like a spider web over your legs. Both men and women can get them, but they’re more common in women.

Genetics seems to play a role in who develops spider veins; if your mother or...

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