Body Treatments

Spider Vein Removal in Palos Heights, IL

Spider Vein Removal Treatment

If you’re embarrassed by varicose veins or spider veins, there isn’t much of an opportunity to hide behind layers – even in winter. If you’re tired of disguising problem veins with waterproof concealer and body foundation, it might be time to erase those unsightly squiggles for good with laser vein removal treatment. We offer the newest technology in spider vein treatment to give you the smooth, sexy, beach-ready legs you’ve always wanted.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are thin, wispy, web-like veins usually less than a millimeter in diameter. While they don’t bulge above the surface of the skin, they are noticeable and often materialize in clusters, which can look like bruises. Spider veins typically show up behind the knees and can also appear on the face. They’re often hereditary, but spider veins may emerge due to pregnancy, menopause, the use of birth control pills, and long periods of sitting or standing.

Laser for Vein Removal

Traditional methods for treating unwanted veins involved painful sclerotherapy injections and surgical stripping procedures. Fortunately, vein removal has come a long way in recent years.  The Laser technology we use provides a quick, safe, non-surgical alternative to problem vein treatment with minimal discomfort and long lasting results.

How does it work?

The laser treatment generates an intense pulse of light, which is directed through a cooled handpiece and gently held against your skin in the target area. The laser energy is absorbed by pigment in the blood, causing it to coagulate and eventually destroying the vessel. The body reabsorbs the damaged spider vein, and blood flow is redirected to deeper, healthier veins where it belongs.

To prevent skin damage and discomfort, cooling pads are applied immediately before and after treatment. Laser can be used virtually anywhere on the body for spider vein treatment with no anesthesia or pain medication. Patients can resume most daily activities right away, though we recommend avoiding vigorous activity for the first 24 hours.

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