Winter is a Perfect Time for Varicose Veins Treatments

Cozy Woman Showing Legs Why can’t you see elephants hiding in trees? Because they’re REALLY good at it! (I know, I know… that’s a terrible “dad joke.” I can’t help it. It comes with the territory.)

Why CAN you see varicose veins on your legs? That, my friend, is no joke. Varicose veins are most often a result of malfunctioning check-valves within the superficial venous system in one’s legs. It is both a common problem (millions of Americans suffer from superficial venous insufficiency) and a very treatable problem due to advances in minimally-invasive techniques over the past few decades.

Superficial venous insufficiency, the underlying cause of most varicose veins and many spider veins, can be diagnosed and treated right here in the office. During your consultation, I spend approximately 30 minutes getting to know: your medical history, symptoms (most often including heaviness, fatigue, cramps, restless legs, and swelling), and if necessary, perform a diagnostic ultrasound to determine if your check-valves are functioning properly. I also spend the time to teach you about superficial vein function and malfunction. We’ll spend some time talking about a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. I’ll happily answer any and every question you may have regarding your issues and the state-of-the-art treatments I routinely perform. Many of these treatments may be coverable by insurance. There is no downtime, few restrictions, and you can resume most routine activities immediately after treatment.

Winter is the PERFECT time to come in for a consultation appointment. Fortunately, and unfortunately, the winters in Chicagoland give us plenty of time to take care of your chronic varicose and spider veins before the next “shorts season.” I look forward to meeting you and helping your legs feel and look better than they have in years. And, I
promise no dad jokes.

Request a Leg Vein consultation or call/text us at 847.459.6400 to learn more about leg vein treatments!