Vein and Laser Center Frequently Asked Questions
Read through our frequently asked questions to learn more about the Vein & Laser Center in Joliet and New Lenox! If you do not see your question in the FAQ below, be sure to contact us to discuss what you have in mind.
Laser leg vein treatments work by selectively heating vein walls until they collapse and seal shut. The sealed vein is then absorbed by the body over a period of months.
You will start by meeting with a staff member to discuss your medical history, determine your eligibility, discuss details of the actual treatment and schedule a treatment time.
During the procedure you will feel minimal discomfort. Staff and physician will explain every step of the procedure. You can even see the procedure on ultrasound screen.
During the procedure, you may feel a few needle sticks and some pressure in the leg. After the procedure, the majority of patients do not need pain medication.
Most procedures will only take 30 to 45 minutes. This also depends on the size of the vein being treated. This is best discussed with your physician before treatment.
This will depend on the severity of the veins, and the number of veins that need to be treated. Generally most patients will need two to three sessions of laser, which can be done in 1 to 2 weeks, and a few sessions of sclerotherapy.
After laser treatment, you may have some bruising, minimal tenderness, and swelling – all of which are considered normal. After sclerotherapy treatment, some skin discoloration and tenderness may occur. It is best to discuss appropriate post treatment care with physician.
Usually after laser treatment, we expect your symptoms to improve in a matter of weeks. With sclerotherapy, it may take 6 to 8 weeks to see noticeable improvement in the way the veins look.
The EVLT system is the #1 physician choice in laser treatment since 1999.
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