Small, dark clusters of red, purple or blue veins, or spider veins, on the legs can be cosmetically unappealing and can cause embarrassment for the patient. At Advanced Vein and Laser Centre, we offer multiple minimally invasive treatment options to treat your spider veins and improve your circulation serving greater Chicago including Libertyville, Waukegan, and North Chicago.
Located in Libertyville, Illinois, Advanced Vein and Laser Centre is led by one of the best vein doctors in the area – Dr. Richard Rosenfeld. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for our safe and effective spider vein procedures.
What Causes Spider Veins?
Spider veins are most commonly found on the thighs, calves and ankles. A recent study found that about half of people who experience spider veins are dissatisfied with their appearance. Although this condition can develop in both men and women, men’s spider veins are typically hidden within the hair growth of the leg.
There are several environmental, occupational, and hereditary factors that can cause spider veins, including:
- Careers that involve prolonged sitting or standing
- Hormone shifts
- Weight fluctuations
Spider veins which are usually thought of as cosmetic can be symptomatic, commonly causing aching, cramping, swelling, itching or burning.
What is the top vein treatment for Spider Veins?
At Advanced Vein and Laser Centre, we currently offer safe and effective sclerotherapy, VeinGogh® and VeinViewer® treatments to treat spider veins from the legs and restore the natural beauty to your skin. During your consultation, Dr. Rosenfeld will evaluate your individual condition and help you determine which treatment option could provide optimal results for you.
This is one of the most popular treatments for spider veins and varicose veins; sclerotherapy involves a series of small injections directly into the affected veins. The injected agent is an FDA approved medicine which gently disrupts the lining of treated vessels and causes them to stick together, permanently sealing them off. Over time, the veins are absorbed by the body.
One of the newer innovations, VeinGogh® uses state-of-the-art microbursts of high-frequency energy to gently heat and coagulate the treated vessels. The veins are then reabsorbed by the body over time.
When performing vascular treatments, it is essential for Dr. Rosenfeld and our medical team to be precise and accurate. VeinViewer® is high-tech vascular access imaging device that uses near-infrared light to create a real time image of the vein patterns just beneath your skin. This allows us to provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and safe treatment.
Contact Advanced Vein and Laser Centre today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenfeld and have your spider veins expertly diagnosed and treated. In some cases laser vein removal can be effective.