The moment had arrived. In the middle of all the Christmas gift giving, my daughter excitedly presented me with a package.   It was  the gift she and her two boys had picked out for me. I realized  the importance of the moment so I stopped amidst all the hustle and bustle to focus on the special gift. Pausing for a moment as I began opening the wrapping, I realized my youngest  grandson was trying to get my attention. He had evidently heard these words as he was around other people opening gifts so he said,

“I’ll give you a hint……,”



We all smiled adoringly into his little sweet face as we thought we would wait  for the hint. But before we could even register  what was happening,  he blurted out, “it’s a necklace!.” Some hint!!


Of course his older brother howled  that he had ruined the gift and the surprise.  I was working to overcome seeing his little face crumple as he didn’t understand what he had done wrong. It all turned out fine because there were several things in the box with the necklace hidden underneath so I was able to give the appropriate gasp of surprise.

This little guy’s “hint” has become a source of joy to us.  It’s something we will always remember.  Unwittingly, he “made a memory” for us.  Because it’s one of those cute little comments that remind us of his innocence. And sweetness.  So all we have to do is say to each other at any random moment, “I’ll give you a hint.“ And we immediately smile and have our spirits lifted.


It’s true for us today that a good word can “make our day.”  Just like it’s been true for thousands of years.  King Solomon said it in Proverbs:   “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”  No matter who the words come from!  But especially when they come from your grandson.

This post was written by Vein and Skin Laser Center | March 5, 2018


Patient results can vary. Make sure you are in the success column! These are musts:

• Extremely high level doctor-patient relationship
• Accurate diagnosis of problem by Board Certified Physician
• Correct decision regarding proper treatment
• Skilled treatment technique from physician

Patient results from vein treatments can vary. Some patients will have immediate improvements in their symptoms and appearance while others will require multiple treatments. It is up to the doctor to communicate realistic expectations to the patient. Unfortunately, many times, this is not the case. It’s important to have a doctor who will take the time to explain all of the issues involved in your vein treatment, including

• Severity of the vein disease
• The healing process
• Whether you will have immediate improvement
• When you can expect to have complete cosmetic results
• Difference between large and small vein treatment
• Different types of treatments
• Whether you will need one treatment or multiple treatments
• Which treatments work for which vein problems

Patients can also get varied results if the underlying disease is not diagnosed correctly initially. Occasionally veins can fail to respond to treatment if there is an underlying abnormal vein present that has not been seen. The small veins will not improve until all of the major vein issues are treated. This is an example of how important a proper diagnosis is.


Dr. Fern’s patients are comfortable and extremely pleased with the amount of time he takes with them to make sure they are completely informed and comfortable with their treatment plan.  As well as his skill during their treatment and followup.   Come in soon — patients who wait longer and have more severe problems will generally need more treatments than a patient who seeks treatment early with a single vein issue.

This post was written by Vein and Skin Laser Center | March 5, 2018