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Arkansas Vein Clinics and Skin Care
NORMA BASINGER, MD, RPHS Arkansas Vein Clinics & Skin Care
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How long have you been in practice?
I have been treating venous disease/varicose veins since 2004.
What services do you offer at Arkansas Vein Clinics and Skin Care?
We offer laser, surgical, injectable and radio frequency treatments for spider and varicose veins. For skin care, we offer a wide array of services including Broad Band Light, injectable fillers, Sculptra, Sciton Micro-Laser Peel and ProFractional, chemical peels, micro-needling and hair rejuvenation.
What are some symptoms, other than visual clues, of varicose veins?
Aching pain, swelling, itching, burning, throbbing, heaviness, fatigue, leg cramps, restless leg symptoms, skin discoloration, numbness, rashes, and ulcers.
What are the various treatment options for varicose veins?
There are several options available, which depend on each individual patient. Options include laser ablations, surgical removal, and sclerotherapy (injectables) under ultrasound guidance.
What are some of the latest advances in skincare offered to your patients?
Kybella is an excellent new advance for fat reduction under the chin. There’s also Platelet-rich plasma and Acell for hair rejuvenation, and Sciton diVa laser for vaginal rejuvenation.
What are the most important parts of a skin care routine?
Sunscreen! Daily SPF 30 or more, even if you don’t plan to be outside.
What are some products or services you offer that will help prevent aging skin?
Sciton’s Forever Young BBL targets the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. ProFractional Laser treats a wide variety of skin conditions such as wrinkles, skin laxity, poor texture and tone, photodamage and scars. Micro-Laser Peels can treat a wide variety of skin conditions such as fine wrinkles.
What do you find most fulfilling about your line of work?
Giving people back the ability to walk, work, stand, exercise, shop, etc., without pain, swelling and fatigue. They also see cosmetic improvement in their legs which frequently leads to an improvement in self-esteem.
Do you have interests or hobbies outside of the clinic?
Like most mothers, my main interest in life revolves around my two sons and family. I also like to exercise – running, yoga and biking.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
To love my neighbor as myself.