FOMO, or the “fear of missing out”, is that anxious feeling we get when, if we don’t do something in particular, we feel we may be missing something fantastic. As in, “I’m completely exhausted, but if I don’t go to Bob and Betty’s party, I’m going to really miss a good time.” In my case, I actually have FOMO for my patients. Here’s why: Millions of people (literally) suffer from varicose veins and spider veins. They suffer physically from legs that feel tired, heavy and achy as well as swell up, get crampy and throb… and even feel “restless” after standing/sitting for a prolonged period of time. They suffer emotionally from fears of wearing clothes, such as shorts, skirts and swimsuits, that they’d otherwise love to wear. They are apprehensive about moments of intimacy. They suffer needlessly. I fear that many people in the Chicago and North Shore area may be missing out on AMAZING solutions I offer to solve their problems. The state-of-the-art treatments for varicose veins and spider veins that I offer my patients in the Chicago area vein clinic, Rosen Vein Care, are: Safe Effective Convenient: There’s no downtime. Patients can resume most routine activities immediately after treatments. You’ll be fine driving yourself to/from appointments. Comfortable: No sedation is needed. Little or no local anesthetic is required. My patients and I chat and listen to music during treatments. Need to get work done? Need to keep up with the latest news or Facebook posts… or keep binge-watching your favorite Netflix show? No problem, keep your cell phone on you. We have Wi-Fi. Affordable: Many patients are surprised to discover that many treatments may be covered by insurance, including Medicare! For those who are currently uninsured, payment plans can be arranged. We don’t turn anyone away and do our best to make treatments affordable for all! Most of all, we work really hard to make treating your chronic vein issues as pleasant an experience as possible. I used a very simple approach to making this happen: I designed my practice with the principle of “How would I want […]
Have you recently noticed a web of dilated blue or red veins in your legs? Those are likely spider veins, which are caused by an increased pressure inside the blood vessels. They are comparable to varicose veins, but are smaller in size. Although they can appear anywhere on the body, spider veins are most commonly found on the legs and thighs. Along with spider veins being more prevalent with age, heredity is also considered a risk factor. Individuals who stand for long periods, such as teachers, nurses and factory workers, also seem to have a higher incidence of varicose and spider veins. Other risk factors include hormonal influences and multiple pregnancies. You can lower the risk of developing spider veins by reducing the pressure on your legs. So avoid long periods of sitting by taking a walk. If you sit all day at your job, find an opportunity during your break to stretch your legs. The goal is to promote better circulation. Elevate your feet when seated. Compression stockings can also provide support. If the appearance of spider veins keeps you from doing things you love to do, wearing the clothes you want to wear or if they are causing pain, there are affordable, safe, effective and comfortable treatment options available at Rosen Vein Care: serving Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Dr. Rosen strives to deliver the ideal patient experience. Each new patient consultation with Dr. Rosen is scheduled for an hour to ensure that your issues are addressed thoroughly and patiently. In addition, Dr. Rosen spends a great deal of time teaching patients about their vein disease. At the end of the day, since you will be the one to make the decision on whether or not you should have treatment, we want to empower you with knowledge regarding your body so you can make the most educated and informed decisions. If you are looking for a vein clinic in the Chicago area that doesn’t rush you out of the door or pressure you into making decisions, contact Rosen Vein Care today to schedule a consultation. We will happily answer […]
Spider veins are small veins that leave blue or purple “trails” on your skin. Spider veins are typically an aesthetic issue but sometimes may be the sign of significant underlying issues in a patient’s superficial venous system. Many patients have associated discomfort, swelling, leg cramps and even “restless leg syndrome”. They conclude that procedures required to remove them are too invasive or painful. What most patients do not realize is that modern, state-of-the-art vein treatments are safe, effective, comfortable and require no downtime. Many patients are surprised to learn that treatments may be coverable by insurance. What are some treatment options to Remove Spider Veins? As spider veins are a progressive problem, they will generally get worse over time if left untreated. Once patients decide to embark on a journey to legs that feel and look better than they have in years, the first step is a consultation appointment to determine if the problem is at the surface or if the spider veins are just the “tip of the iceberg”. If the problems are at the surface itself, a few options for treatment exist. While surface lasers or other such devices may be effective, I generally don’t suggest them as a first-line option. Generally, they are more painful, less effective and cost more than sclerotherapy. Typically, I recommend sclerotherapy injections for veins that are still big enough to be reached via my teeniest needle…which is very, very tiny. If the veins are smaller than that, two things can be said: They are probably so small that nobody will notice them at distances people typically stand near each other. The only other option you have are surface lasers. Sclerotherapy truly represents the ideal minimally-invasive treatment option. Why Treat Spider Veins with Sclerotherapy? Sclerotherapy tends to be the most effective way of treating spider veins. A solution is gently, carefully injected directly into the spider veins under direct visualization with special magnifiers and lighting. Once injected, the veins are coaxed into closing. Over time, the veins will slowly shrivel up and fade away. The process is very effective but often requires a […]
When I’m not in my comfortably-appointed office doing varicose vein treatments and spider vein treatments as a vein specialist in the North Suburbs of Chicago, I can tell you what I don’t do: I don’t shoot animals…endangered or otherwise.