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Everything you need to know about spider veins.

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Dr. Stephen Rivard

 

Spider veins are small red, purple or blue vessels that twist and turn and are easily visile through the skin. the health risk with spider veins is minimal, they can be unsightly or cause significant leg discomfort after prolonged standing. In some cases, however, spider veins located below the knee or near the ankles can be an early sign, or the result, of uderlying varicose veins.

 

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Most spider veins are treated via sclerotherapy, a technique in which a very fine needle injects a solution directly into the veins causing the vein lining to close preventing blood Flow. The veins are then absorbed by the body and disappear.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY. FIND A BOARD CERTIFIED VENOUS AND LYMPHATIC DOCTOR.

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.

 

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