Vein Treatment in Chicago
As with most (if not all) medical treatments, vein treatments in Chicago with Chicago Vein Institute are aimed at improving your short and long-term quality of life. Vein disease can manifest itself in many ways. Among these are spider veins, varicose veins, skin discoloration, and venous ulcers of the extremities.
Whether your goal is feeling better, or simply looking better, there is a vein treatment available for what you are looking to fix. Improving your venous health will help you gave more energy, improve the look of your legs, and heal/ diminish the appearance of leg ulcers that could have been present for years.
Treatment Options for Vein Disease
Each patient is different and needs to be treated differently. This can be true even when experiencing the same symptoms of vein disease. Issues with your health in the past, your skin type, vein type, blood type, and other factors can contribute to the combination of treatments you need.
At Chicago Vein Institute, we take pride in our ability to tailor a vein treatment strategy suited for you. Based upon your medical history and all other factors, we choose the treatments that will get you better with the least amount of needed recovery time. Based on your evaluation and specific diagnosis, your treatment plan could include any number of the following: conservative treatment with compression stockings, cosmetic or medical sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, laser ablation, and even wound care, when necessary.
How to Prepare for Your First Visit
There are a few ways that you can manage your vein health at home before ever coming in for a consultation. You can try elevating the leg(s), exercising, dieting, and wearing OTC compression stockings that you can find at most drug stores. Most of these measures will be required by the insurance company before they will cover vein treatments, especially when cosmetic in nature.
These measures can help to slow the progression of vein disease but are not always a permanent solution. Once a vein is damaged, it stays that way for good. If you feel good just from conservative measures mentioned above, then you can continue to use them. To completely fix these issues, however, specialized treatment is necessary.
What to Expect
When you are seeking treatment for venous issues with Chicago Vein Institute, you can expect the initial consultation to take you about 2 hours. We perform thorough examinations of all extremities and areas of the body that are experiencing vein issues.
A venous doppler ultrasound will help us map out all of your venous systems and potential problems you have. Using this vein map, we can choose which treatment option is right for you. We draw up a customized vein treatment plan based on your goals for vein treatment as well as improving your health, long and short-term.