Simple Procedures Offer Results
Spider vein treatment is easy, and there are multiple options depending on the severity of your veins. For spider veins that require only light treatment, sclerotherapy and laser therapy can be used. Sclerotherapy uses injections to damage and collapse the veins and to reroute blood to healthier veins. Laser therapy uses finely tuned lasers to damage the veins from above the skin, collapse them, and send blood through healthier routes. Both treatments will cause the veins to disappear over time as the blood slowly recedes from the veins.
The Next Step in Vein Treatment
If the veins are more severe, your doctor may insert a laser through a catheter into the unhealthy veins deeper within the leg. For this treatment, a superfine laser fiber is used to seal the vein from the inside. Just like with sclerotherapy and the above-skin laser therapy, sub-dermal treatments will collapse the vein, causing its blood supply to reroute through another path. Without blood, the veins will no longer be visible beneath the skin. This treatment is often used for larger veins that wouldn’t be easily treated through regular sclerotherapy.
Varicose Vein Removal
For large, ropey varicose veins, your doctor might suggest ambulatory phlebectomy. During this procedure, the veins are removed through micro incisions that do not require stitches. This procedure is performed in the office setting using local anesthesia, so there is no need for a hospital stay or long recovery time.
Chicago Vein Institute is a practice solely dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein diseases. The experts at CVI perform the latest and most effective treatments for painful varicose veins, spider veins, and other vein-related disorders. CVI offers minimally invasive treatment options, including Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA), Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy, Surface Sclerotherapy, Elastic Compression Stockings and wound care for venous ulcers, performing more than 11,000 vein-related procedures annually.