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A top vein doctor gives an expert opinion on the best and most effective Spider Vein treatment available in Chicago.

April 02,2020

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Spider vein treatment Chicago: What is the best treatment for spider veins?

Spider veins are tiny, damaged veins that lie just beneath the surface of your skin. Most commonly, they appear on your legs, and can be seen as bluish or purplish streaks that interlace together – like a spider’s web. They may not always cause pain, but can be distressing because they look unattractive. So, if you have them, you would want to know: what is the most effective method to get rid of spider veins permanently?

Most experts at reputed vein clinics agree that the best permanent solution for spider veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment procedure that consists of a simple injection, using tiny needles that are smaller than the spider veins themselves. This injection introduces a medicated solution, called sclerosant, into the spider vein. The sclerosant seals off the spider vein by making the vein walls stick together. Once treated, the sealed off vein shrinks, and within a month’s time, will become completely invisible.

Some vein clinics will offer laser treatment for spider veins instead of sclerotherapy. This is non-invasive; the vein doctor will just shine laser light on to your skin. However, it is not as effective as sclerotherapy, and achieving the same results may take three or four sessions. Laser treatment is only useful for the more delicate areas of your body, such as your face, or feet.

Spider vein treatment Chicago: Can I get rid of spider veins at home?

A lot of people think that spider veins are just skin blemishes – and you can improve their appearance using simple home remedies. Some people swear by the use of apple cider vinegar; others claim that witch hazel lightens spider veins. You may have also heard of using essential oils, horse chestnut, or several other remedies for spider veins.

Here’s the truth – there is no evidence at all that any of these remedies is actually effective. Since spider veins lie beneath the skin, only something that actually penetrates the skin is going to be effective – you can’t get that with the above remedies! And if you use potent remedies, you might end up irritating the skin over the veins, which could be problematic when you do get proper treatment at a vein clinic.

Spider vein treatment Chicago: Is sclerotherapy enough?

The most common cause of spider veins is another vein condition, called venous insufficiency. Here, the actual problem lies in the large main veins of the leg, which transport blood from the legs back to the heart. These veins do not function properly, which leads to excess blood accumulating in the all smaller leg veins that drain into the main vein. Because of the increased pressure from so much blood, tiny veins can get damaged – these are what appear outwards as spider veins. Venous insufficiency also causes medium sized veins to bulge out in a knotted fashion; these are called varicose veins. 

When you visit a spider and varicose vein clinic, the vein doctor will do an ultrasound to check if you have venous insufficiency. If you do have it, sclerotherapy alone may not be enough – your spider veins may reappear later. You will also need treatment to seal off the main vein, and divert blood to healthier veins. This is also done through minimally invasive treatment. Some of the more common vein treatments include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation: This uses heat, delivered through a catheter to the inside of the vein to seal it.
  • VenaSeal: Medical grade glue is used to seal the veins shut.
  • Advanced options that use sclerotherapy: Sclerosant can work only on a small area. So, to adapt sclerotherapy for use in larger veins, there are two advanced techniques that work on the same principle:
    • Clarivein: Sclerosant is delivered throughout the vein using a rotating catheter.
    • Varithena: Sclerosant is foam based, which allows it to spread out over medium sized veins.

 

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How much will spider vein treatment cost?

 The cost can vary from around $700 for sclerotherapy alone, to a few thousand dollars for comprehensive vein treatment. Treatment for venous insufficiency is often covered by insurance, while spider vein treatment alone may not be covered. The front desk of your vein clinic can help you figure out the exact cost of your treatment, and whether or not insurance will cover the cost of varicose and spider vein treatment. 

Get state of the art spider vein treatment right in the heart of the Windy City!

 The Vein Treatment Clinic, Chicago offers high-quality, advanced treatment for vein diseases including venous insufficiency, varicose veins and spider veins. VTC Chicago is headed by Dr. Caroline Novak – an experienced compassionate vein doctor who makes individualized care her priority. Trained at Northwestern, one of the finest medical schools in Illinois, Dr. Novak has advanced certification in Vascular Imaging, and is recognized by the American Board of Vein medicine for her expertise.

Our vein clinic is located on LaSalle drive, just south of the Chicago History museum, and you can easily drive down from either 90/94 or Lake Shore Drive. You can also reach us through the Clark and Division subway line – we are just across the street from the red line stop.

Apart from our clinic in Chicago, we have vein centers in several convenient locations across USA. If you would like to schedule a consultation with any of our leading vein specialists, you can book an appointment online, or call 855-673-2074.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our vein treatment experts is one of the best ways to determine the proper resolution for your varicose veins. The treatments can include sclerotherapy, laser or radiofrequency ablation, a medication called Varithena, or procedures such as Venaseal, or Clarivein.

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Dr. Namrata Khimani

Harvard Trained   |   Spider & Varicose Veins Specialist

Dr. Namrata Khimani is a Harvard Trained Vein Disease specialist; she is known for improving patient wellness with an expert and personalized approach. Her focus is on spider and varicose vein removal, as well as alleviating the many symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency such as leg cramping, swelling and skin discoloration.

Meet our Vein Specialists

Dr. Namrata Khimani

Venous specialist | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. While Dr. Khimani treats a variety of patients experiencing varicose vein problems, she also sub-specializes in the treatment of vein disease in women, including those with pregnancy and post-pregnancy related spider and varicose veins.

If you have varicose veins and spider veins, suffer from leg cramps, leg swelling, or restless leg syndrome, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center NYC. Most procedures are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare. Call us and get verified today.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist in Manhattan. He leads the team of vein doctors offering the highest level of care at the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York & New Jersey.

As a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, Dr. Nguyen is considered a top vein expert for developing minimally invasive and customized treatment plans for the many symptoms of venous insufficiency, including leg cramps, skin discoloration on legs, spider vein removal, and restless leg syndrome.

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Dr. Caroline Novak

Venous Specialist | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Caroline Novak is a double Board Certified vein specialist in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. Dr. Novak is well known for continuously performing the best treatment for spider veins and varicose vein removal in the New Jersey area. She is committed to developing long lasting relationships with her patients, allowing her to personalize a varicose and spider veins treatment plan that successfully meets her patients' goals.

At her Clifton and Paramus vein clinic, Dr. Novak utilizes the latest and most advanced technology to restore patients back to health without unnecessary surgery, and with minimal to no downtime.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
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Dr. Sareh Rajaee

Venous Specialist | BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Todd Kobrinski

Vein Specialist | GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.

Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

There are a variety of minimally-invasive varicose vein treatment options available. Your vein doctor can perform the procedure on-site and have you back on your feet in under an hour.
Meet our diplomat-certified team

Dr. Juan Montoya

VASCULAR SPECIALIST | Yale Medical School

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in New York. He is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in cardiac surgery, and is now proud to serve the Vein Clinics in Manhattan, NY.

Dr. Montoya performs the latest minimally-invasive vein treatments to treat Chronic Venous Insufficiency; a condition that leads to spider veins and varicose veins, along with symptoms such as leg cramping, pain, and fatigue.

Dr. Juan Montoya
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Dr. Carly Guthrie

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Carly Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. Dr. Guthrie is a double Board-Certified vein specialist, and is regarded as one of the top interventional ultrasonographers in the country. In her years of training and on staff at Harvard, she worked with the top venous specialists in the world, attending some of the most complex cases. Her areas of expertise include radiofrequency ablation using ultrasound guidance, sclerotherapy, phlebectomy, and the newly approved VenaSeal technique for treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Dr. Guthrie is focused on bringing the newest and most-advanced treatments to Southern California in order to decrease recovery times and improve patient satisfaction.

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Dr. Billy Schoenfeld

VENOUS SPECIALIST | Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients in his career. He is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy.

Dr. Schoenfeld is focused on introducing new therapies to San Diego, such as the recently FDA-approved VenaSeal procedure for treatment of varicose veins. During his training at Harvard he worked with the best doctors in venous medicine and is now devoted to bringing those state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to Southern California.

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Dr. Calvin Jung

New York University

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Dr. Jasmine Koo

VENOUS SPECIALIST | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

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Namrata
Khimani MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Namrata Khimani is a nationally recognized leader in the field of venous medicine. She is an expert in Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Treatment based in New York City. If you have varicose veins or lower extremity pain, come see Dr. Khimani at our Vein Treatment Center New York.
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Michael
Nguyen MD

Triple Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a world renowned and Harvard trained vein specialist, leading the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Center in New York. Dr. Nguyen has been a pioneer in the treatment of varicose veins problems, as well as the many signs of venous insufficiency, including: leg cramps, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, restless leg, and skin discoloration on legs.
Read more >>

Caroline
Novak MD

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Sareh
Rajaee MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Sareh Rajaee is a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Vein Disease specialist. She is highly sought after for his expertise and excellent outcomes in spider veins and varicose vein removal. She is proud to serve the New York community at our vein clinic in Manhattan, and the New Jersey community in Clifton & Paramus.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Todd
Kobrinski MD

BROWN UNIVERSITY

Dr. Todd’s goal as a vein treatment doctor is to help patients achieve the best quality of life. After learning about you, how vein disease is affecting you and why, he is able to craft a customized treatment plan for your spider and varicose veins.
Our vein clinics offer FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.
Read more >>

Juan
Montoya MD

NYC VEIN SPECIALIST
YALE MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr. Montoya is a Vein Specialist and Vascular doctor in Manhattan. He is considered one of the best spider vein doctors in Manhattan, having successfully restored thousands of patients back to health, by implementing cutting edge treatments such as radiofrequency ablation, VenaSeal, and sclerotherapy for spider veins.
Read more >>

Carly
Guthrie MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Guthrie is the co-director of the Spider and Varicose Vein Treatment Clinic in San Diego. She is recognized as one of the best varicose vein doctors in SD, and has developed a career specializing in minimally invasive varicose vein treatment options.

Read more >>

Billy
Schoenfeld MD

Double Certified
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Schoenfeld is a specialist in the treatment of venous insufficiency and varicose veins, including ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy for spider vein removal. He also has advanced training in ultrasound and venous access, having treated thousands of patients at the Vein Treatment Center in San Diego, CA.

Read more >>

Calvin
Jung MD

NYU MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Calvin Jung is the director and clinical trainer for the Vein Clinics of Houston, Texas. Dr. Jung focuses in minimally invasive treatments for spider vein and varicose vein removal. Most vein treatments are covered by major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>

Jasmine
Koo MD

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Dr. Jasmine specializes in minimally invasive treatments for spider and varicose vein removal in San Diego, California. Her areas of expertise include Sclerotherapy treatment, radiofrquency ablation, and VenaSeal treatment for chronic venous insufficiency.

Our Vein Clinic San Diego offers FREE insurance verification– most vein treatments are covered by all major medical insurances, including Medicare.

Read more >>
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