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Chasing Away Spider Veins

Today’s post is sponsored by Reno Vein Clinic. If you’ve ever been curious about laser treatments for spider veins and skincare, the office is hosting free 15-minute appointments this Wednesday, Nov 6.  

Most moms don’t recover from pregnancy unscathed (and if your body did, keep it to yourself – we’re jealous!).  Stretch marks, dark splotches, spider veins or varicose veins – one or more of these is the hallmark of most pregnancies, regardless of your skin type, amount of weight gained or family history. I was pretty excited to emerge from my first pregnancy without any stretch marks – but I’ve got plenty of spider veins on my legs to show for carrying my daughter.

Varicose-veins-in-pregnancy-223x300If you’re in the same boat as I am, make an appointment for a free screening with Dr. Merchant or Dr. Daake at Reno Vein Clinic this Wednesday, Nov. 6, starting at 10 a.m. at their south Reno office. Prospective patients can get answers and information on varicose and spider veins, Deep Vein Thrombosis and other vein disorders.

In researching options on my own, I was surprised to find out that this is actually the best time of year for treatment. Since some treatments may require wearing a compression sleeve for a short time post-treatment, some patients suffering from varicose and spider vein diseases defer treatment during warmer summer and fall months.

Appointments are required for these free consultations, and can be scheduled by calling Reno Vein Clinic at 775-329-3100, during regular business hours (no walk-in patients will be accepted.) As part of this community event, each patient screening appointment will last approximately 15 minutes with the doctor, and it is advised that patients wear shorts or a skirt to best show problem areas easily.

WHERE: Reno Vein Clinic, 9480 Double Diamond Parkway, Suite 100, Reno

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 10:00 am- 4:30pm


Since 2009, the Reno Vein Clinic has been staffed by Dr. Robert F. Merchant, Jr. and Dr. John W. Daake. Both are Board Certified in Phlebology and vascular surgeons who are dedicated solely to the treatment and correction of vein disorders. The clinic was the first west of the Mississippi to perform Radiofrequency Closure, the modern alternative to vein stripping; the doctor’s cumulative experience in this procedure is among the largest in the nation.  And, Dr. Merchant has traveled internationally to teach doctors the newest vein techniques. Reno Vein Clinic is northern Nevada’s only dedicated vein clinic.


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