If you have been hiding your legs because of bulging, twisting, worm like veins, Thrive Med Spa with offices in Chicago provides top rated Vein Therapies throughout the Chicagoland area from the downtown Loop to the Gold Coast, River North and Evanston areas. There are a few different types of vein therapies that they offer in their Chicago and Gold Coast offices that treat varicose veins and venous malformations.
Types of Vein Therapy
Sclerotherapy, which is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations. How does the procedure done? A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink.
In ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, ultrasound is used to visualize the underlying vein so the physician can deliver and monitor the injection. Sclerotherapy is often done under ultrasound guidance after venous abnormalities have been diagnosed with duplex ultrasound.
Laser and Pulsed Light Treatments
Laser and Pulsed Light treatments are being used as an alternative to or to complement sclerotherapy for small veins or spider veins. They all work on the same basic principle: a light beam is pulsed onto the veins in order to seal them off, causing them to dissolve. The types of lasers that are used include, but are not limited to the long-pulse alexandrite, diode and long-pulse Nd; Yag lasers as well as intense pulsed light devices. Several treatments are usually needed for optimal results.