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3 things to know about varicose veins


When it comes to varicose veins, putting off medical attention is not an option. That’s because left untreated, they can worsen over time. Just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins include swelling, aching, cramping, fatigue, heaviness, itching and burning. In more serious situations, varicose vein disease can lead to the formation of a blood clot. Here are three things Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center, wants you to know about varicose veins and their treatment:

1. Modern treatments mean no downtime

There are several effective options for combatting the condition, including endovenous laser treatment, sclerotherapy, and microphlebectomy. They can be done in-office under local anesthesia. That means no downtime for the patient.

“After your treatment you walk out of your appointment and encouraged to walk a lot through the day,” Malinowski said.

2. Support hose are a must

Compression stockings, which come in a variety of styles and colors, are designed to exert pressure on the legs in order to decrease swelling caused by varicose veins. The risk of the treatment failing increases dramatically if the patient is not compliant with their compression stockings.

“And patients shouldn’t wait until the day of your treatment to try them on,” Malinowski said. “Wear them a couple of times before your treatment.”

There are many different options in styles and color. The experienced Eterna staff can guide patients in choosing the best fit.

3. Don’t wait

An ultrasound can help determine what the best treatment plan is for your vein disease. Schedule an appointment today with Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center.

“Treatments should be started now so you will be done and have good looking legs by summer,” Malinowski said.

Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center : 217 Vertin Boulevard, Shorewood, 60404 : 815.254.8888 :