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We are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet spectrum (UV rays) during multiple activities every day. And we’re not just talking about tanning on the beach. Think about all the times you’re exposed, even briefly, to sunlight: morning walks, watering flowers, even driving in the late afternoon when the sun is low in the sky. There’s […]

Rosacea is a chronic condition, usually affecting people over the age of 30. Often hard to treat, it appears more commonly among those with fair skin, with symptoms of persistent blushing, prominent blood vessels, thickened skin, and red bumps on the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyelids. If you are one of the 16 million […]

With age, your body produces less collagen, a protein present in the middle layer of our skin. As a result, skin becomes dry and less elastic, meaning wrinkles and sagging can develop over time. A minimally invasive cosmetic procedure called microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, can help rejuvenate skin. An aesthetician uses an FDA-approved microneedling […]

Spider veins are thin, blue and purple clusters of veins which usually appear on a person’s outer thighs, lower legs or face. The name is derived from their resemblance to a spider’s web. The usual way in which spider veins are formed is when valves that prevent blood from flowing backward are damaged or not […]

Pregnancy is a time of great change for a woman. The surge in hormones can be the cause of frustrating side effects for your skin: acne, rashes, and dryness. All combined, it’s easy to feel as if your body is going through as many changes as the baby inside you! The external and internal stressors […]

Holiday stress, too many goodies, and a schedule stuffed full of celebrations often take a toll on one’s psychological and physical health. It’s hard to escape completely. The best approach is to be aware of negative effects of stress and take steps to nurture your overall wellness.   How Stress Affects Skin Those who suffer […]

Varicose veins can happen to anyone, especially after the age of 30. Along with producing possible embarrassment, varicose veins can also cause pain, discomfort, or a feeling of ‘heaviness’ when someone stands. The condition is also linked with a ‘restless’ feeling in the legs that make it difficult to fall asleep. These bulging veins that […]

We are proud to announce that Dr. Robert T. Brebrick of Surgical Associates is the only physician in Wisconsin, Illinois or Indiana performing thyroid radiofrequency ablations (RFA). This procedure offers a non-surgical option for individuals diagnosed with benign thyroid nodules and preserves thyroid function. Thyroid nodule RFA is an office-based procedure where a needle electrode […]

New nurse practitioner broadens offered services and allows more patients to seek advanced vascular services in the area   Surgical Associates, S.C. is pleased to announce the addition of nurse practitioner Amanda Pisco to its team of vascular surgery specialists. She is seeing patients at the Aspirus Iron River Clinic (814 South Ice Lake Road) […]

Surgical Associates, S.C., Central Wisconsin’s largest private surgical practice, is pleased to announce that vascular surgeon Dr. Kevin Schoepel is now seeing patients at the Aspirus Riverview Clinic Adams on 419 N. Oak Street in Adams, Wisconsin. The move expands Surgical Associates’ vascular care in Central Wisconsin and provides patients in the Adams area a […]