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Reticular veins at the back of the knee

What are reticular veins?

Reticular veins are medium sized blue-green veins that appear near the surface of the skin on the leg and are part of the abnormal network of veins including spider veins and varicose veins. Size wise, reticular veins are in between a varicose vein and spider vein.

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Before and after spider veins

What are spider veins?

Spider veins, or thread veins are small burst veins visible on the surface of the skin. The medical term for these veins is telangiectasia. Usually asymptomatic although some people describe itch or discomfort. Symptoms worse or veins appear more prominent after sitting or standing for prolonged periods. The commonest reason for treatment is cosmetic.

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Occasionally at Palm Clinic, clients will ask us if there is anything we can do to help with their increasingly prominent hand or arm veins.

Some are concerned that it could be a sign of a medical problem requiring medical advice, others simply don’t like the appearance. The good news is, in the majority of cases, there is no medical concern, but if it is a cosmetic issue for you, we do have a solution.

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To our valued clients,

All of us at Palm Clinic send our thoughts to you and your families during these uncertain times. It’s times like these that we draw together to look after each other and keep each other safe.

Our priority is the safety of our patients, staff, and all our families. Palm Clinic continues to be vigilant with our cleaning practices and for the past few weeks now, we have been screening patients to help identify anyone at risk and requesting that they not visit Palm Clinic.

The main message from the Ministry of Health is to KEEP IT OUT which will help to slow the spread of COVID-19, so that our public health services can manage.

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Image credit: Adrian Clark

Even though liposuction is extremely popular and most people are aware of it as an effective treatment, there are several common misconceptions that still exist regarding liposuction. In this blog post we’ll run you through some of these misconceptions, so you can focus on the facts and make an informed decision about liposuction yourself.

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A woman’s legs resting beside lake

Varicose veins and spider veins may seem like interchangeable terms for the same thing, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Here’s the low-down on the causes, symptoms and treatments for both varicose veins and spider veins. Spider veins are the less serious of the two and are seen as small discoloured veins that have a spider-web like appearance typically on the legs. These veins rarely cause problems with pain and can be left untreated. In contrast, varicose veins occur due to faulty values in veins of the legs. Blood is able to therefore flow in the wrong direction causing bulging veins, which appear blue and purple. These veins can cause problems of pain, numbness in the legs and in some cases, leg ulcers.

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Consulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam DunnConsulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam Dunn

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Botox®  is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox® is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.(Contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.      

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