Advanced Dermatology Blog

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Veins: They Take Time, Effort and Patience. But It’s So Worth It! ›

You have to hand it to the daffodils: though there’s still frost on the ground on these early April mornings, they are still determined to make the world a bit more beautiful. Unlike in cartoons, flowers don’t actually instantly sprout out of the ground…it takes time, effort, patience. But ultimately it’s so worth it!

Dealing with … Read More ›


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Stuck Wearing Pants This Summer? ›

Whether or not Global Warming is an issue at the forefront of your consciousness or whether math was your strong subject in school, there’s an equation that is undeniable and easy to comprehend: Summer=Warm=Less Comfortable to Wear Pants.

For some of my patients, the discomfort of wearing pants in warm weather is outweighed by their apprehension … Read More ›


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What are Varicose Veins & Spider Veins? ›

What are Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?
• Varicose Veins are enlarged, often twisty veins that bulge from the surface of the skin. Most commonly on the legs & thighs.
• Spider Veins are smaller, web-like collections of veins. They can be varying shades of red or blue. Although mostly isolated abnormalities, they can also … Read More ›


Ask Dr. Rosen: Exercise & Leg Veins, Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter ›

Each consultation with a new patient is an opportunity for patients to get answers to their questions…ones that have been at the back of their minds…and at the front & back of their legs…for years.

One question I commonly get is: “Will exercise help my legs?”

Yes, but… Exercise won’t fix varicose veins, spider veins nor … Read More ›


Facts to Battle Leg Vein Fictions, Winter/Spring 2016 Newsletter ›

Women and men who come to see me in consultation regarding their varicose and spider veins have been living with those nagging, annoying things for years…decades in many cases. Aside from aesthetic concerns, such veins are often painful and associated with other symptoms such as leg swelling, cramps, “restless legs” and legs that feel tired … Read More ›


Winter Vein Choices ›


Whether or not you’re a fan of Game of Thrones,
for Chicagolanders the phrase “Winter is coming” sends a cold shiver down our spines.
I mean, we don’t have to worry about hordes of zombies breaching a magical ice wall
and invading from the North…not that I know of anyway…but still, it’s an unsettling thought.

So we, like … Read More ›


Treating leg veins post pregnancy, best mother’s gift ever ›

There are plenty…plenty of problems we face each day that we can only blame on ourselves.

Sometimes…rarely…there are problems that we have absolutely no culpability for…the finger pointing goes every-which-way but back at us.

Spider and varicose veins are just such a problem. It turns out that the biggest factors leading to the development of varicose and … Read More ›


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