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What NOT to Do in the Varicose Veins Practice

There’s a lot of conflicting information that circulates the Internet. Knowing what is true and what’s not is important, especially when it comes to your health, but how can you trust the information out there? One of the best things to do is make sure you’re reading a reputable source of information from a credible company or business. If they post information within their specialty, that’s even better. At Illinois Vein Specialists, we want to make sure that you have the information you need to stay healthy and live a lifestyle free of any varicose vein pain or complications. In this article, we’ll go over a few things on what NOT to do in the varicose vein industry or if you think you have varicose veins.

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12 Things About Spider Veins You May Not Have Known

Our body is composed of hundreds of thousands of miles of veins, arteries, and capillaries. Through each inch of this impressive circulatory system, our organs and cells are fed, healed, and nourished. Sometimes, veins get damaged and stop performing their best. When this happens, you’ll likely develop spider veins as a side effect or varicose veins. Varicose veins are much larger and create a bulging look while spider veins are small and tend to branch out. Both types of veins can indicate some sort of underlying damage and should be looked at by a board-certified vein specialist like the ones at Illinois Vein Specialists. To help you understand a little more about vein problems, here are 12 things about spider veins you may not have known.

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Sclerotherapy Isn't Always a Cosmetic Procedure

spider_vein_treatment.jpgSpider veins are a problem for nearly one in three women and one in five men. Not only are they often considered unsightly, they can cause discomfort and occur as a result of underlying conditions related to circulation. Spider veins occur when veins near the surface of the skin stretch out to the point where they contain an excess of blood, making them more visible. 

Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to eradicate spider veins from the surface of the skin. This treatment involves injecting damaged surface veins on the legs with a solution which hardens the veins, causing them to dissolve. This procedure is most often used to treat surface veins, but it can also treat deeper ones if it is carried out by a trained technician using an ultrasound.

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Cosmetic Procedures for Surface Vein Treatment


Are you self conscious about veins that lie near the surface of your skin? Do you wish to seek information from a specialist? Surface veins i.e. spider veins are reoccurring problems individuals have with aging, heredity, and in some cases hormonal changes. According to American College of Phlebology, spider veins affect nearly one in three women and one in five men. Although, spider veins are a common condition, cosmetically speaking, they are an eye sore, and can easily be treated with noninvasive procedures depending on your circumstance.

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Don’t be Embarrassed About Your Varicose Veins this Spring.


Spring is well upon us and with each day the warmth invites us outside to soak up the sun and back into our favorite outdoor activities.  However, for some, springtime can often be another reminder of the embarrassment and discomfort felt for those suffering with varicose and spider veins.  Whether you're on the tennis court or out on the golf course, the idea of covering up your varicose veins with long pants or compression stockings is simply not ideal - particularly when the heat picks up.

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