Chicago – North
Fullerton Kedzie Medical Center
Address:3153 W. Fullerton Ave. – Chicago, IL 60647
Phone:773 – 645 – 8362
Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 6pm
Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 3pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm
Sunday: Closed – Physician on call
Hospital Plaza Professional Building
Address:3800 Highland Ave. Suite 111 – Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone:630 – 434 – 0020
Monday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 8am – 12m ( intercalated )
What are spider veins?
Spider veins are cosmetic and may not be a significant health or medical issue. These are small red, purple and/or blue tiny veins found on the surface of the skin. They often are found in combination with slightly larger reticular veins, which tend to be green or blue in color.
Spider veins and reticular veins may or may not be associated with significant venous insufficiency, and therefore, require examination by an experienced practitioner before attempting treatment. If there is significant venous insufficiency present, any treatment for the spider or reticular veins is unlikely to provide lasting results. Cosmetic spider veins are treated with sclerotherapy.
Could my spider veins be a sign of something more serious?
In many cases of leg vein disease, abnormalities visible upon the surface of the skin are indicative of a more severe and significant condition below the surface of the skin. Small spider veins at the base of a leg may actually be caused by larger veins higher in the leg that cannot be seen. For this reason, it is extremely important to have an ultrasound to accurately diagnose the severity of your condition.