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Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider Veins are red or blue veins visible on the surface of the skin. These veins are very small with short, jagged lines, which make them look like spider webs. Spider veins can appear anywhere but are most commonly seen on the legs. The most effective treatment options for spider veins is visual sclerotherapy, which is an injectable solution that dries out the lining of the vein and causes it to disappear. Click here for more information about visual sclerotherapy.

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Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins most often present as large, swollen, bluish veins that run just below the surface of the skin. They almost always affect the legs and are usually painful and unappealing. About 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men suffer from the physical or social discomfort of varicose veins, and half of people over the age of 50 report having them.

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Venous Stasis Treatment

Venous Stasis Treatment

Venous stasis occurs when the skin of the lower legs changes as a result of chronic poor venous blood flow. The skin becomes discolored – turning a brown or red shade – with hardening of the skin, due to the constant pooling of blood in the lower legs. Venous stasis is a sign of progressive varicose vein disease, so prompt treatment is vital.

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Chronic Venous Insufficiency

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

The job of the vein is to collect blood from the body and bring it back to the heart. Healthy veins have one-way valves that move the blood in the correct direction – toward the heart – and prevent the blood from flowing backward. But with chronic venous insufficiency, these valves become broken or damaged, or the vein walls become weak, and blood flows in the wrong direction.

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Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome

Patients have uncomfortable sensations in their legs and an urge to move their legs to relieve the sensations. Patient’s describe this as “itchy,” “pins and needles,” or “creepy crawly” feeling in the legs. When restless legs syndrome is caused by varicose veins or venous insufficiency these patients may also suffer with achy legs, leg cramps, leg fatigue.

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Phlebitis

Phlebitis

Simply put, phlebitis is inflammation of the vein walls. It produces pain, swelling and redness. Both superficial and deep veins can develop inflammation, which is often caused by things like varicose veins, blood clots or other types of vein injury. Superficial phlebitis is best relieved with treatment of your varicose veins, in addition to warm compresses, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and compression stockings.

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Leg Ulcers

Leg Ulcers

Venous skin ulcers are shallow wounds that occur when the leg veins don’t return blood back to the heart the way they should. These ulcers usually form around the ankles and may or may not be painful. Venous skin ulcers are a sign of severe varicose vein disease, and the skin may begin to break down or bleed if left untreated.

There are now state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive treatments available to help close varicose veins without removing them. These treatments help improve blood flow and alleviate symptoms and help resolve venous stasis ulcers. Our board-certified physician Dr. Afzal specializes in the treatment of venous stasis ulcers.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment

Deep Vein Thrombosis Treatment

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in the deep veins, usually the legs. The Cause: Blood clots are caused by anything that disrupts normal blood flow or proper blood clotting. You are at a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis if you have had limited mobility for a period of time, injury to your veins, and if your body has increased its ability to clot.

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Visual Sclerotherapy

Visual Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is performed in the clinic, in a sterile setting, under local anesthesia. You can go to back to work the same day, with very little downtime.During the procedure, solutions is injected into the diseased vein, which irritates the inner walls of the vessel. This irritation causes the vein to collapse and close, allowing for blood to be re-directed to healthy veins. The body then reabsorbs the vein with time, resulting in a better look and feel to your legs.

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Compression Vein Treatment in Minneapolis

Compression Vein Treatment in Minneapolis

Compression legwear aids in leg healing after vein procedures. It also helps with the prevention of venous disorder progression and general leg health.

At Afzal Clinic, we provide Sigvaris compression garments, which use gradient compression. This type of compression applies the most pressure at the ankle and then gradually lessens the pressure up the length of the leg. This helps to direct the flow of blood in your veins back to your heart. Four compression levels are available, and custom items can be ordered in any compression level and size.

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Echo Sclerotherapy

Echo Sclerotherapy

Echosclerotherapy (Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy) is an alternative to surgical vein stripping. With this in-office technique, a liquid or foam injection is inserted into the vein while the doctor visually monitors the vein on an ultrasound screen. This enables treatment of veins that can’t be seen because they are below the surface of the skin and would otherwise require surgical removal. Ultrasound imaging is used to guide a needle into the abnormal vein and deliver medication to destroy the lining of the blood vessel and seal it shut.

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Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA or Venefit) is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses heat to treat varicose veins. The heat from the radiofrequency catheter damages the vein walls, which closes the vein. Once the diseased vein is closed, blood is re-routed to other healthy veins.

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Liposuction

Liposuction

Liposuction performed at our clinic is based on principle taught by Dr Klein who pioneered the in-office liposuction technique. Dr Klein has been teaching these techniques since the 1980’s to other dermatological surgeons and plastic surgeons.Dr Afzal was personally trained by Dr Klein and Dr Burris is a world class dermatalogic surgeon has taught at the Mayo Clinic. Our Board certified doctors and RNs work on a daily basis to improve techniques leading to better results and safer procedures.

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Fillers Information From Afzal Clinics

Fillers Information From Afzal Clinics

As we get older, the lines deepen between the mouth and nose, lips thin and cheeks become hollow. Today’s approach uses dermal fillers as a safe, non-surgical way to restore lost volume and youthful facial contours. The artful eye and understanding of how our faces age allows her to customize treatments to your individual needs, ensures achieving beautiful, natural-looking results.

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Chemicals Peels (What To Know)

Chemicals Peels (What To Know)

Chemical exfoliation – also known as a chemical peel – is a process used to improve skin tone and texture, reduce brown spots and treat acne by accelerating the natural process of skin cell turn-over, or exfoliation.

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Botox At Afzal Clinics

Botox At Afzal Clinics

Since Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, its popularity has soared. Botox is consistently one of the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed each year. Interestingly, Botox was introduced to the world in the late 1980s by ophthalmologists who began using it to treat optic muscle disorders.

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Xeomin And Dysport

Xeomin And Dysport

Similar to Botox®, Xeomin and Dysport are neurotoxins that paralyze muscles and smooth wrinkles. Dysport is a prescription injection used to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between eyebrows. As a person ages, the muscles above and between their eyebrows frequently contract and tighten, which causes wrinkles. With one injection of Dysport into each of the five points between and over the eyebrows, muscles can be blocked from contracting and tightening. It is ideal to use in adults aged 65 years and younger

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Halo BBL And TRL By Sciton

Halo BBL And TRL By Sciton

Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from acne—a staggering 95% of all people experiencing acne at some point in their lives*

As the most common skin condition in the U.S., acne is caused when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. While it’s a common rite of passage in adolescence, acne can also become persistent and unsightly, affecting millions of adults — both physically and emotionally.

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