Vein Therapy at Illinois Dermatology Institute

Spider vein problems? We can help!

Spider veins, commonly located on the face or legs, are often painless but can leave you feeling self-conscious or vulnerable based on their unsightly appearance. We understand that this can have a negative effect on your overall health. We want to help you look and feel your best. Offering the most state-of-the-art vein therapy solutions, you can count on IDI to get rid of your spider veins through minimally invasive treatment options fit for you.  Book An Appointment Today.

Although spider veins can seem to appear out of nowhere, various risk factors can increase your chances of developing them, including:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • A personal or family history of vein conditions
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods
  • Previous damage to the veins
  • A history of blood clots
  • Sun damage
A dermatologist performing a vein therapy procedure.

We help you understand your diagnosis.

A woman rubbing her legs.

Veins are one of the main types of blood vessels in your body. They work to carry blood that is low in oxygen back to your heart for reoxygenation. From there, arteries distribute the oxygenated blood throughout the entirety of your body. Veins also contain valves that keep your blood from flowing backward in your body.

There are a variety of reasons that these valves can become weakened or damaged throughout your lifetime. Once they do, blood collects within the affected area and spreads out to the skin’s surface, causing varicose or “spider” veins to form. Similar to one another, spider veins are smaller than varicose veins and appear closer to the skin’s surface. Spider veins occur in a web-like formation, while varicose veins tend to protrude more prominently from the skin in a twisted appearance. Both can be treated through vein therapy at IDI.

We offer vein therapy options that fit your lifestyle.

There are various treatment options available for the removal of spider veins. The most effective vein therapy options include laser therapy and sclerotherapy. Both are successful treatment options. At IDI, our expert dermatology team understands that vein therapy involves both medical and cosmetic aspects, and we are here to help you live your healthiest life.

Laser Vein Therapy

Laser vein therapy utilizes a pulsed dye laser that injects light into the affected veins forcing them to collapse into the body for reabsorption. This method is used on more prominent varicose veins on the legs, and results can take longer than other methods. The most significant advantage of laser therapy is that there is no need for injections or incisions.

Sclerotherapy

Our expert dermatological team performs this outpatient procedure at IDI. The affected veins are injected with a solution through the skin’s surface that allows them to close and slowly become reabsorbed into the bloodstream. As they are reabsorbed, they begin to fade and disappear.

Treatment times vary but often take less than an hour. Typically, patients will notice a vast improvement after one treatment, but some cases require additional sessions. Post-treatment, compression stockings are required for those with spider veins on their legs to ensure the best possible long-term results. This quick, simple, and low-risk procedure requires no anesthesia or extended recovery time.

You don’t have to live with spider veins.

Although relatively rare, spider and varicose veins can cause painful symptoms if left untreated. Symptoms can include:

  • An achy feeling in your legs
  • Throbbing and cramping in your lower legs
  • Itching around the area of the varicose vein
  • Skin discoloration
  • Veins that appear twisted or bulging out from the surface

We understand the importance of looking and feeling your best. We are here to help you discover life after spider veins. Whether you’ve lived with them for years or they are just starting to show up on your body, we at IDI will work with you to find the best treatment option available for your unique needs. Learn how vein therapy can benefit you today.