Spider vein and varicose vein removal Chicago

Depending on the size of these unsightly vessels, Dr Turowski may decide to treat the patient with laser, sclerotherapy, or combination of both. Sometimes, surgical removal of the enlarged vessels may be necessary. Sclerotherapy is a technique in which sclerant solution is injected into small vessels of the legs resulting in obliteration of vessels.

What are the advantages of Lumenis’ Nd:YAG technology?

Lumenis’ proprietary Nd:YAG technology provides multiple synchronized pulsing to selectively heat blood vessels of different sizes and depths. The wavelength of light and pulsing characteristics of the system allow the energy to be virtually invisible to the epidermal melanin, thus protecting the skin and allowing treatment of all skin types and tanned skin. Normally only a few pulses of the laser are required to achieve complete closure and sealing of the vessels. The sapphire cooled Nd:YAG treatment head, increases patient comfort.

How does high-tech laser/light technology compare to traditional sclerotherapy?

The combined light sources of IPL and Nd:YAG offer important benefits over injection therapy. The combination of IPL and Nd:YAG therapy allows treatment of injectable leg veins as well as matting and small spider vessels that are often too small to inject. In addition laser / light therapy is fast, less painful; minimally invasive without needles; and typically does not require compression wrapping.