Dr. Lee’s practice encompasses a broad range of venous disease – from cosmetic spider veins and hand veins to complicated varicose veins. Most treatments are performed at her office including the most advanced “no stripping” treatment like the Closure (or now ClosureFAST) procedure. The office based approach translates into safer and more expeditious care for patients, avoiding hospitalization and the risk of general anesthesia. Patient financial responsibility is also reduced when hospital and/or anesthesia service is eliminated.
Dr. Lee has more than 10 years experience in microinjections and offers the most gentle sclerotherapy treatment of unwanted spider veins prominent hand veins using "asclera". Asclera does not cause burning discomfort which is commanly seen with saline injections.
Dr. Lee also provides aesthetic treatment for facial wrinkles with Botox cosmetic and Dermal Fillers such as Radieese, Restylane, and Juvederm. Dr. Lee personally performs all these injections and delivers accurrate and natural results while maximizing patients comfort with her gentle touch.
Mimi Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Mimi Lee (Moyuen Mimi Lee) is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also certified in vascular sonography (RVT & RPVI) and is leading Arkansas in minimally invasive vein treatments. Dr. Lee is also a member of American College of Phlebology which is a medical society with a mission to improve the standards of practice and patient care related to venous disorders. A graduate of the University of Florida with Phi Beta Kappa honor, Dr. Lee received her medical degree from University of Miami where she was also expertly trained as a surgeon.
- In 2001, she was the FIRST physician in Arkansas to perform “CLOSURE” ablation treatment for varicose veins.
- She also consulted with medical directors and has been instrumental in getting local insurance companies such as Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield and Municipal Health to recognize the endoluminal ablation or Closure procedure as a treatment option for varicose veins.
- She has performed more than 1800 Closure procedures and enjoys a large referral base of physicians and established patients from Arkansas and neighboring states.
She has been featured in Arkansas Democrat Gazette, KARK’s Arkansas Showcase, and FOX 16 news. . As an experienced clinician, Dr. Lee’s clinic is also a training center that provides education and observational opportunities for visiting physicians for the Closure procedure and Sclerotherapy.
Varicose veins are unsightly bulging veins on the skin surface that are usually caused by abnormal internal veins. In healthy leg veins blood flow is returned from the foot to the heart via one-way upward valves. However, patients with varicose veins often have unhealthy valves in their internal veins (most commonly the saphenous vein). As a result of incompetent internal vein valves, the blood flow in the leg veins may be leaking down (due to gravity pull) instead of up towards the heart. This abnormal downward blood flow in the leg veins is medically known as “Venous Reflux”.
With venous reflux condition, as the abnormal blood flow leaks down in the internal leg veins, the flow will leak out and pool into the surface veins and they become bulging enlarged varicose veins on the skin surface. Patients may also have fatigue, heaviness, aching, burning, throbbing, itching, cramping and restlessness of the legs. If left untreated, it can lead to eczema, inflammation, discoloration, blood clot, and even ulceration.
A painless ultrasound study of the leg veins will follow the outside bulging veins to their internal venous reflux source (commonly an unhealthy saphenous vein) for accurate diagnosis.
What are Spider Veins?
Spider veins are small superficial veins that commonly occur on the legs. Women are more likely to develop spider veins than men—due to hormones changes and pregnancy. However, they can be related to trauma from accidents or surgery, and some are just hereditary.
Fortunately most spider veins are without symptoms. Occasionally they may cause mild itching and stinging, but they are usually harmless. In some cases, extensive amount of spider veins occur in association with ropy bulging varicose veins. If so, the varicose veins should be treated first since they are often related to a medical condition known as venous reflux.
For your convenience, we carry a full selection of compression hose, socks, and leggings. They come in various colors, and styles including cotton, Lycra, sheer, closed toes, open toes, pantyhose, thigh highs, leggings and knee highs to meet your everyday fashion and activity needs.
Our compression products provide prescriptive graduated compression necessary for our vein patients. Our established patients may purchase them via a phone call or email. Sorry we cannot sell or dispense prescriptive products to patients who have not been evaluated.