Some people like tattoos. They are in many different places on bodies. I happen to have 3 of them, tiny but I like them. Someone asked me about getting a tattoo on their calf and they showed me what they wanted and about how big it was going to be. I looked at their leg and noticed a couple of veins popping out. I suggested getting their veins treated prior to getting their tattoo. “Why?" was the response.Vein doctors know that you can’t mask varicose veins. Treatment is the only cure to help with circulation and venous disease. If you have a tattoo, your disease can still be done as ultrasound guided laser treatment does not get hindered by them. But trying to hide veins and not treating the underlying issue masks potential health issues that not only affect your legs but also your entire body. The veins in the legs are designed to flow inward to the deep veins, which is different from the veins in our arms, because blood is being pushed upward to our heart against gravity. Covering the issue or ignoring it does not improve circulation.
Seeing a Board Certified Venous doctor prior to getting a tattoo on your leg could save you issues later as getting them treated safely and effectively eliminates the problem and improves your health. There is no down time and does not affect your future decision to have a tattoo.
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At Illinois Vein Specialists, we understand that seeking proper care is just as important to you as it is for us. That is why we focus only on treating varicose and spider veins and provide the most advanced and effective treatments available today. We treat patients from Buffalo Grove, Cary, Elgin, Algonquin, Palatine, Vernon Hills, Crystal Lake, Hoffman Estates, Lake Zurich, Fox River Grove, Mundelein, Grayslake, Wauconda, Glenview, Northbrook, Chicago, and all areas of Barrington, Illinois.
We understand that when you choose a doctor you want to go to someone you know, like and trust, and honestly so do we. We know that patients come to us most often from satisfied patient referrals, but we encourage you to do your own homework and ask around. In the end no matter where you live or who you decide to have treat your varicose or spider veins find someone who focuses only on diagnosing and treating varicose and spider veins -- find a Board Certified Venous and Lymphatic Doctor.