Sclerotherapy Chicago

Updated on: August 18, 2014
From Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Bears to Bad Bad Leroy Brown this city has the reputation of a fun place to visit with lots of history, the city of blues, sweet home Chicago with lots to do. And in a city with so much to do you will probably want to look good while you're enjoying the Chicago life, so if you are experiencing problems with unsightly spider veins that are giving you the blues, sclerotherapy Chicago may be just the thing you need to chase the blues away. A procedure called EVLT or endovenous laser treatment may be the procedure for you.

Spider veins are small, thin veins that lie close to the surface of the skin. Although these minute veins are linked to your larger venous system, they are not a necessary part of it. Spider veins are caused by swollen and dilated, small veins under the skin. When the pressure inside the vein increases enough to overcome normal resistance of the vein wall, spider veins appear. In women, the ability of veins to resist increased pressure is reduced when the body's estrogen level drops.

Endovenous Laser Treatment

With the advanced technology of lasers, treatment of spider veins and deeper, reticular veins can be done relatively easily right in the cosmetic surgeon's office. Lasers are extremely safe and effective on leg veins, as well as veins visible on the face, neck, and chest. The treatments cause very few side effects and you can resume your regular activities immediately following the procedure.

The number of treatments will be determined during your consultation and depends on the size of the vein and your body's ability to heal. Treatment time lasts from 15 to 30 minutes. During the procedure, the laser's heat damages the vein walls and causes the body to induce a healing process. Once healed, the veins shrink and become less visible or in optimal results, disappear altogether.

Generally there are no side effects, but swelling and minor bruising can occur. Due to only mild pain associated with the treatment, normal activities may be resumed immediately. It is also advised to limit sun exposure to minimize the risk of complications.

Sclerotherapy Side Effects

• Blood clots

• Severe inflammation

• Adverse allergic reactions to the sclerosing solution

• Skin injury that could leave a small permanent scar

• Pigmentation irregularities

• Telangiectatic matting - reddish blood vessels that appear around the treated area

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in the Chicago area that can help you get rid of the blues. If you are experiencing problems with spider veins you can find a Chicago Vein Treatment Center now.

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