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Is Laser Hair Removal Covered by Health Insurance?

Shaving, tweezing, threading, waxing, bleaching, creams — the beauty market offers no shortage of ways to remove or reduce the appearance of unwanted body hair. While these options may initially be appealing for their ease and affordability, they do not produce lasting results and can wind up being costlier and more time-consuming in the longRead More

What is Dermablend?

With the holidays soon upon us, now is the time to get out your favorite little black dresses for all the festivities. While this season exudes magic and fun for many, for those with spider veins, the excitement of the season can be dampened by embarrassment and dread. Those visible veins can affect how weRead More

How to Remove Brown Pigment Spots

Brown spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, typically appear as areas of skin that are darker than your usual tone. These spots may be light brown, brown or black. The formation of brown spots can be attributed to an overproduction of melanin, a pigment contained within the dermal structure. Hyperpigmentation can take different forms and developRead More

Why Buy Clinical-Grade Skin Products?

You may choose a drugstore product because it’s affordable, a department store product because of its attractive packaging or an online startup’s product because of its compelling marketing campaign. But when it comes to skincare, one factor is more important than any other: is it actually helping your skin? Though over-the-counter products are tempting, theyRead More

5 Causes of Acne and How to Treat It

If you’ve been battling acne during adolescence or even in your adult years, rest assured you are not alone. Acne affects as many as 50 million people in the U.S., according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Acne can develop in people of all ages and is not restricted to the face. The condition canRead More

How to Protect Your Veins During Travel

Long flights and long car rides can take a toll on even the healthiest individuals. For people living with vein-related conditions, long periods of travel are not only distressing but can lead to serious medical issues. Conditions like varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis carry a significant risk for complications and these risks only increaseRead More

Spider Vein Treatments

Spider veins are not typically accompanied by symptoms, and they are not usually a serious medical concern. However, their unsightly appearance can become a cosmetic nuisance, keeping you from wearing shorts and avoiding the pool. The presence of spider veins may also mark the beginning of circulation in some cases, which is why an assessmentRead More

Why Microneedling Is Getting Major Face Time

By Dr. Manu Aggarwal Beauty trends come and go, but there’s good reason to believe Microneedling is in it for the long run. As more and more people seek out minimally invasive treatments to repair their skin, we expect Microneedling to remain a staple in aesthetics. The main reason for this is pretty simple — itRead More

What Is Microneedling?

Skincare is all about nourishing the skin’s delicate chemistry and physical makeup. The effects of aging take a toll on the chemical processes that keep skin looking smooth and supple, making it that much harder to maintain healthy skin. Microneedling, a noninvasive cosmetic procedure, reinvigorates the skin’s natural restorative processes to create a fresh, vibrantRead More

3 Things to Know About Microdermabrasion

Over the years, the skin can change in appearance in many ways. That smooth, moist skin surface of your youth gradually develops dry patches, fine lines, and wrinkles. Rich, even skin tone gives way to dark spots or light patches. For some, full-blown skin conditions like acne and rosacea become a problem. Microdermabrasion, a fast,Read More

Nonsurgical Skin Tightening

Have you dreamed of a facelift but don’t want to go under the knife? Do you wish you could tighten the skin on your face, neck and chest with no downtime or recovery time required? Would you like to rejuvenate your appearance without looking like you had work done? If you answered yes to anyRead More

Does Microdermabrasion Work for Acne?

Acne is a psychologically debilitating condition that can impact both men and women in the teen years and well into adulthood. While acne is not considered a severe medical issue in most cases, the social implications have led to many treatment options to help reduce symptoms and manage the condition. While there continues to beRead More

What is the best laser for tattoo removal?

That tattoo you once loved, that you had a blast getting, that has so many memories attached to it — it just doesn’t seem right for you anymore, does it? Maybe that special relationship ended, or you’re now in a job where it will just seem out of place. Perhaps, as you’ve gotten a littleRead More

What Is Laser Genesis?

Do you have scars from acne or previous injuries? Are there red patches or broken capillaries on your nose, chin, or cheeks? Have you noticed fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots? At the Vein Care Center, we offer Laser Genesis, a skincare technology that just may be the answer to your concerns. Laser Genesis restoresRead More

How Much does Laser Tattoo Removal Cost?

As the prevalence of body art continues to grow, so does another trend known as tattoo regret. There may be many reasons why the tat that looked so good just a few short years ago is no longer a desirable feature. Perhaps the ink is no longer relevant to your life or your employer doesn’tRead More

Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

With the cold months of winter upon us, you may not be giving much thought to your unwanted body hair right now. However, spring will roll around again before you know it and those shorts in your closet will begin to beckon you once again. Why not spend some time this season getting ready forRead More

5 Things to Know before Your Ultherapy Appointment

You have heard of Ultherapy, the nonsurgical solution to skin laxity that is taking the plastic surgery industry by storm. This treatment uses revolutionary ultrasound energy to work in the lower dermal layers, constricting tissue and working with the body’s processes to produce natural, long-lasting results. If you are ready to see the effects ofRead More

Healthy Veins = A Healthy Heart

You probably know that a healthy heart is imperative for a long, productive life. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 801,000 deaths in this country every year, according to the American Heart Association. Around 2,200 people die of cardiovascular disease every day, which is more thanRead More

Finding the Right Skin Restoration Treatment for You

The skin takes a beating over the course of a lifetime as sun exposure, environmental factors and even the natural aging process take their toll. Fortunately, medical treatments can reverse much of that damage and restore the healthy glow of the complexion. While this means surgery for some patients, nonsurgical methods can also produce desiredRead More

Say Goodbye to Your Radiation Tattoo for Free

While breast cancer awareness month is ending, women who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment will continue to live with the lasting reminders of their cancer journey. For some, those markings and scars become a sign of a battle won. For others, the visible signs of treatment may serve as a painful reminderRead More

Best Treatments for Pigment and Age Spots

If you’ve begun to notice that the skin on your face and hands are showing increasing amounts of dark spots or changing pigmentation, you’re not alone. A variety of factors contribute to these issues, but at The Vein Care Center, we can help you address them efficiently and effectively. What are Age Spots and Pigmentation?Read More

Five Things to Know Before Laser Tattoo Removal

It’s pretty safe to say that there is not one adult in the world who doesn’t regret at least one decision from their youth. Luckily for most of us, we left those “it seemed like a good idea at the time” moments in the past, and only need to revisit them to use as cautionaryRead More

Your Summer-Ready Package

Summer has officially arrived, but many of us have already been celebrating the warmer weather for many weeks. As we play in the sun, we may notice those UV rays taking a toll on our skin. To ensure a healthy glow for the entire summer season and into the fall months, we have a fewRead More

Men & Varicose Veins

You may associate varicose veins with the female set, but if you do, you are ignoring a substantial percentage of the population that also suffers from these painful, bulging vessels. As many as 40 to 45 percent of men have venous disease, according to the Society of Interventional Radiology. Of that number, 10 to 15Read More

4 Benefits of Ultherapy

Looking for a way to tighten up the skin and smooth out fine lines without surgery? Ultherapy may be the right solution for you. This non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound energy, the same used to monitor pregnancy and diagnose heart conditions, to constrict tissue and stimulate collagen production for a more youthful appearance. The outcome fromRead More

History of Varicose Vein Treatment

Treatment for varicose veins is not new; in fact, it has been around for thousands of years. Of course, techniques have evolved considerably since those early options, with procedures that are safer and more efficient than ever before. Check out these facts about the history of varicose veins and see how far we have comeRead More

Spring in Ohio

While you’re working on nourishing your skin and improving your circulation for healthy veins, why not have some fun? Living in Lima opens up the playing field for learning more about nature and the community, as you get moving and explore every activity possible in the area. If you’re just getting to know your neighborhoodRead More

Why Choose Vein Care Center?

Vein disease requires specialized care to receive an accurate diagnosis of the problem and the best possible treatment options. At Vein Care Center, you will receive the high level of service you are looking for, from a staff that is trained to handle all types of vein disease. They are also the only accredited VascularRead More

Veins: Don’t We Need Them All?

Venous insufficiency in various degrees affect more than 40 percent of our population in the United States. These vein conditions do not only affect patients that carry extra weight or are overweight but can also affect those that are relatively healthy and lean. Once upon a time the common misconception for varicose and spider veinsRead More

Vein Treatment Breakdown at VCC

Treating all sizes of veins (varicose and spider) as well as venous ulcers (wounds) is our specialty. We focus on providing patients solutions to their venous circulation concerns. Many patients look to vein-specific care when they see a physical change in their veins, which may have initially lead you to our website. This can beRead More

A Smooth, Contoured Neck, Coming Right Up…

All About Ultherapy, The most wonderful thing about cosmetic and plastic surgery these days is that there are both surgical and nonsurgical ways to tend to some of the most bothersome issues created by the aging process. When analyzing the effects aging has on the skin of the face, neck, and chest, many factors contribute,Read More

Pregnancy and Your Veins

Why pregnancy sometimes causes varicose veins and what you can do about it! Pregnancy changes your body in so many astounding ways. As your body changes, one of the first things you will notice is that your breasts will become tender, you’ll gain a little bit of healthy baby weight and you may need toRead More

Tattoo Regrets?

Many of the decisions made in our youth could fall under the heading “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” One of the most common regrets are tattoos that are now unwanted – in fact, more than one-quarter of those that have tattoos wish they didn’t. Tattoo remorse is something our patients expressRead More

What causes Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a chronic, abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid in an affected area. It is found most often in the extremities but can also be in the head, neck, abdomen, face or genitals. There are two types of lymphedema. Primary Lymphedema is a developmental abnormality of the lymphatic system, which is either hereditary or congenital.Read More

5 Ways to Alleviate Venous Pain

Achy, painful legs can be quite the hassle, sometimes having a huge impact on your every-day life. But, thankfully there are some ways to alleviate the ache, heaviness, and overall discomfort including exercise, proper shoes, elevation, weight loss, and compression. 1. Exercise is one of most commonly prescribed activity to improve your overall health, andRead More

Microdermabrasion – What is it Exactly?

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliation using “salt-like crystals”. The handheld device glides over the skin, gently delivering the crystals across the skin in a sweeping motion, removing dry skin and exfoliating the area(s) treated. The microdermabrsion is a stand-alone treatment that many use as maintenance for smooth, vibrant skin. However, it is also more effectiveRead More

Laser Hair Removal Vs. Electrolysis | Am I a Good Candidate?

If you are tired of your painful and time-consuming waxing and shaving routine, you may want to consider Electrolysis and/or Laser Hair Removal.   At the Vein Care Center we use the Cutera® Excel V and HR lasers (Nd:YAG 1064nm and Alexandrite 755nm) to perform laser hair removal. The laser emits an intense, focused beam ofRead More

7 Reasons to Choose Vein Care Center

1) IAC Accredited in Vein Centers and Vascular Testing The Vein Care Center is the 4th in the state and part of the first 50 in the country to be designated as an accredited Vein Center 2) Patients are treated like family We work closely with the hospitals and providers in the area to provideRead More

Ultherapy® Technology

Over the years, many modalities have been developed using different types of heating and cooling energy to reduce fat, create collagen or cause tightening and lifting of skin. It is very important for people considering any treatments to understand how the technology is working to create the desired effect(s). The above picture shows how differentRead More

What is a Cosmetic Therapist?

According to the Ohio Revised Code (4731-18-03) a Physician may delegate the use of light based (laser) medical devices for the purpose of hair removal to only a physician assistant, a registered nurse or a cosmetic therapist. Cosmetic therapists are the only professionals licensed by the State of Ohio to permanently remove hair and performRead More

Difference Between Compression Stockings and T.E.D. Hose

One of the most common methods of maintenance for venous disease is to wear compression stockings. However, many people mistake true medical compression stockings for thrombo-embolic deterrent (T.E.D.) hose. There are three major differences between the two: the level of compression, reason for wearing them, and physical appearance. Medical Compression Stockings Level of compression: >15Read More

Laser Tattoo Removal

Can a laser really remove a tattoo completely? Absolutely! By breaking up the tattoo pigment into tiny particles, the body is able to absorb the ink with no scarring. FAQs: 1. Is it painful? In our office, the treated area is numbed prior to treatment. We use lidocaine with epinephrine. We may also use aRead More

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