Avoid varicose veins causing serious damage with a free vein screening

Varicose veins are unattractive. That’s the main reason people have them treated by us. These bulging veins, however, can also cause health issues down the road. Having a free vein screening could help us assess the health of your veins and your blood flow. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, as many of us today do, it’s important to have your vein health assessed on a somewhat regular basis. In this quick article, we will discuss the vein screening process that you; have when you come in for a free vein screening in Chicago with the Chicago Vein Institute.


If you’d like to skip right to set up a screening, you can find information about free vein screening dates in Metro Chicago here.


How long does a free vein screening take?

A vein screening must take a long time, right?…

Having your veins screened is much easier and faster than you might think. 

You can have as short as a simple 15-minute vein screening that will go a long way towards helping you assess your vein health and identify issues that are happening or at risk of happening in the future.

Just like any major disease, vein disease is most easily treated when caught early on before major venous deficiency develops.


The vein screening process

An ultrasound machine very similar to that you might see during pregnancy exams is used to assess the health of the veins. A gel is applied to the surface of the skin and the want is passed over the area above the veins, allowing techs to view the veins under the skin. The doctor can then assess the films and judge whether or not you have venous issues that could lead to varicose veins, spider veins, and the like. The equipment is able to point out issues that might not have come to light yet, allowing us to put together an often all-natural plan that can help you regain healthy blood flow without the need for medical interjection.

Assessing your own vein health

You do not always need to have your veins professionally screened at a vein lab like Chicago Vein Institute. There are things you can do at home to help assess your level of venous insufficiency and blood flow. If you have family members who have vein issues like varicose veins and spider veins, you are at a higher risk of developing them and should take note of the following list of vein disease symptoms:

  • Aching in the legs
  • Excessive and frequent leg cramps
  • Burning and itchy skin on the legs, especially the lower legs
  • Swelling of the ankles and/or legs
  • A weighty, heavy feeling leg
  • Visible, bulging veins (varicose veins)
  • Discolored skin
  • Changes in the texture of the skin (becoming more waxy, flaky, etc.)
  • Open wounds and sores on the legs that do not heal over time
  • RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) – the feeling of always needing to move for your legs to feel better



A free varicose vein screening or general venous screening in Chicago at Chicago Cosmetic Institute will dramatically reduce the risks of developing varicose veins, spider veins, venous leg ulcers, and many other vein diseases. Early notification will allow you to have the best possible chance of overcoming these problems.

Keeping an eye on your vein health is the best way to guarantee it long-term.

You can find all of our free vein screening dates in Chicago right here on our site.

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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. Same-Day appointments and multi-lingual team members standing by to assist.