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Spider Veins

If you currently suffer from unsightly spider veins, you’re not alone, and now is the time to address them. “Too many people never seek help at all for their spider veins, and that’s unfortunate because treatment is noninvasive and easily performed on an outpatient basis.”says Dr. Stephen Sorenson – Medical Director at Vein Specialists of Illinois.

“Roughly 55 percent of women and 45 percent of men in America share this unsightly condition”

Spider veins are small, thin, bluish-purple or red veins on the skin very near the surface of the legs. Spider veins appear in the legs due to the pressure of body weight, gravity, and the task of carrying blood from the bottom of the body up to the heart. They can also appear on the foot and the face.

What Causes Spider Veins?

Several factors contribute to the appearance of these unsightly purple veins that typically manifest themselves in our legs, including:

  • Genetic Predisposition
  • Hormonal Changes like Puberty, Pregnancy and Menopause
  • Normal Aging
  • Obesity / Weight Gain
  • Exposure to Sunlight UV Rays
  • Lifestyle and Occupation

And while it is possible to develop spider veins anywhere on your body, it’s your legs that take the brunt of this condition because these veins are under the most pressure from the normal pull of gravity.

Do Spider Veins Hurt?

Spider veins, alone, are generally more of a cosmetic issue than they are painful. They can, however, be indicators of more serious circulatory conditions, so it’s important to be evaluated by a Vein Specialist before treatment.

Unresolved Chronic Venous Insufficiency will cause new Spider Veins to form and often results in other symptoms like:

  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration
  • Leg Throbbing
  • Cramping
  • Wounds that do not heal properly
  • Itching
  • Aching pain after long bouts of sitting or standing
  • Restless Legs
  • Fatigue

Why is it wise to seek treatment?

Less often, spider veins can be a sign of blood backup deeper inside that you can’t see on the skin. If so, you could have the same symptoms you would have with varicose veins and it is important to have your legs assessed to determine their true condition. In addition, spider veins can impact health because their unsightly appearance may prevent you from appearing in bathing suits or exercise clothes, reducing your activity level. Addressing one’s spider veins leads to a healthier lifestyle overall and increases self-image.

Book your appointment today!

The time has never been better to get your long, lovely legs back into the swim of things. Don’t confine yourself to long skirts and long pants this coming summer season because of unsightly spider veins. Address them today, and go out in confidence with the gorgeous legs you were born with.

Let your legs be the most envied ones on and off the beach. Call 847-595-1064 Now!

Patient Testimonials

"I am an airline attendant and sometimes stand 12-14 hours a day. I was experiencing many of the symptoms associated with varicose vein disease (leg cramps at night, aching legs and swollen ankles). I could see smaller bulging veins, but did…" -- Sophia W.

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