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What Is IPL or Surface Laser? Video.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment for spider veins that is used as an alternative to more conventional treatment methods like laser treatment. IPL is used primarily for surface veins and requires no downtime. Our sclerotherapist specialist, Nurse Julie Ninow explains more in this video:

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Getting Sclerotherapy After Your Laser Vein Treatment.


So, you have had your laser treatment, what’s next? Most patients, about 90% or more, need adjunctive treatment after their laser procedure(s).  Typically, this treatment is Ultrasound Guided Therapeutic Sclerotherapy (USTST). About a month after your laser treatment our ultrasound tech will do a thorough exam, mapping any indwelling veins that are not functioning properly and still remain after the laser procedure. The preferred treatment to eliminate these veins is USTST.

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Why Treating Your Varicose Veins Should be Part of Your New Years Resolution.


It has arrived - the year 2017 - and yes, if you are embracing this year with a sense of accomplishment ahead your mind is in the right place. Like many after the holidays and new year, the beginning of another year is a great place to finally follow through on some of those long awaited “get fit, get healthy, get in shape…” plans.

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Do I Need to See a Doctor for My Spider Veins?

JP_160610_Illinois_Vein_Institute_0641.jpgMany people who seek a solution to varicose or spider veins are concerned about the appearance of bumpy or just unsightly veins near the surface of their skin, most often on their legs. They are looking for a doctor who they can trust to provide them with treatment options to restore their once youthful looking legs.

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Do I Really Need Treatment for my Spider Veins?

spider_veins-1.jpgSpider Veins are small blue and purple veins that appear in the surface of the skin. They generally appear on the legs near or around the knee, upper thigh, and ankles. Common causes of spider veins are family history, trauma, pregnancy, the release of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, and prolonged periods of standing.   

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