Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, thin, blood vessels visible beneath the skin. They appear most commonly on the face, thighs, and feet, and may look like a series of lines, tree branches, or a spider- or web-like shape with a dark center. Although spider veins are usually considered only a cosmetic problem, spider veins can show symptoms of a burning sensation or a dull, throbbing pain, and can lead to varicose veins and other serious complications. You may see a cosmetic problem, but what’s going on under the surface is a medical issue. Whether or not you’re experiencing discomfort, whether it’s affecting your ability to live the life you want, you should find out what it means and what you can be doing about it. To get an accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment, you should talk to Chicago’s hometown vein specialists, Chicago Vein Institute.
If Left Untreated
Varicose veins are a progressive disease. Spider veins very often occur in conjunction with varicose veins. You can experience pain when standing or walking, develop sores on or near a varicose vein, and your feet and ankles may swell.
If left untreated, spider and varicose veins can cause, blood clots, phlebitis, venous statis ulcers, skin discoloration, lipodermatosclerosis and atrophie blanche.
Spider Vein Treatment Methods
We take the time to evaluate your needs and create a customized treatment strategy for you. There are two types of sclerotherapy procedures for unhealthy veins.
Spider Vein Treatment Using Sclerotherapy
Every year, Chicago Vein Institute performs more than 6,000 sclerotherapy procedures to reduce the appearance of visible veins. Sclerotherapy is done in our offices and anesthesia is not required. Patients have minimal pain and discomfort, with no scaring. There is also no downtime, so sclerotherapy is a great choice for our patients who want to improve their bodies without having to take time away from work or family obligations. Our sclerotherapy procedures can also be performed on all types of skin and skin tones.
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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 8,000 vein-related procedures annually. Visit our sister brand, Chicago Cosmetic Institute, offering a full array of medical spa services including CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Botox, chemical peels and more.