Laser Vein Removal in Chicago

Laser Vein Removal

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One of the most common confidence-shaking conditions we see at our CaTara Medical Spa in Chicago is spider veins. This may cause you to be reluctant to dress in a way that exposes the skin with these visible veins present. Luckily, these veins are easily treatable conditions and aren’t ones that have to continue to hamper your self-esteem.

Spider veins are often considered the same thing, but there are actually a few distinct differences between the two. Spider veins appear on the surface of your skin. They are small, and typically pink, purple, or red in color. Spider veins are easily treated with little recovery needed thanks to our laser vein removal treatment.


Laser Vein Removal in Chicago

Treatment Details

What it Treats

Spider veins, also known as Telangiectasia.

Procedure Time

20-60 minutes


Male or female
20 or older

Recovery & Downtime

Recovery can vary from person to person, but there is generally no need for downtime. You will likely be sore and may experience some bruising, but this is unlikely to prevent you from returning to normal activity after your treatment.

Why Try Laser Vein Removal in Chicago?


Increase Your Confidence

Wear what you want with confidence as you won’t be worrying about the appearance of spider veins.


Long-Term Results

After particular spider veins are treated, the results are permanent.


Improvement in Overall Skin Complexion

Not only are the unsightly veins removed but so are the defective valves. This results in decreased redness of the skin, resulting in a better skin complexion.

The Laser Vein Removal Process

What to Expect


Before your laser vein removal at CaTara Medical Spa in Chicago, you will meet with a member of our team for a consultation to discuss your individual situation. We will go over any concerns you may have and share all relevant information you should be aware of before scheduling your treatment.

Laser Vein Removal Treatment

First, we apply a handheld laser against the skin to cover the targeted vein. This handpiece delivers light that penetrates through the skin and into the blood inside the vein. The skin around the vein will be unaffected. As the blood absorbs the energy from the laser, the vein will begin to heat, causing the vessel’s lining to constrict and fade away from the surface of the skin and out of view. This leaves the skin clear and looking as if the veins were never visible!

Next Steps

After your laser vein removal treatment in Chicago, we will discuss any follow-up or post-care instructions you need to be aware of. In the case of larger veins or additional treatment areas, an additional appointment may be required to fully eliminate visibility.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Stay well hydrated in the days leading up to your appointment.
  • Take any recommended medications you were advised to take.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Bring compression socks.
  • Refrain from taking aspirin and blood thinners a few days prior to appointment.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid sun exposure to the treated area
  • Cool (not frozen) packs can be used to ease any discomfort in the treated area.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and activity if the treatment area is sore.
  • If the skin is broken on the treatment area keep are covered in a bandage

Unless otherwise directed by your provider, you may return to normal activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?

"Spider" and "varicose" are terms that often get intermingled, but they are actually two different types of vein. Spider veins are found on the skin’s surface. Varicose veins are actually larger and found below the surface of the skin. The two are often confused because they have similar symptoms. Both can cause burning, itching, throbbing, and stinging.

Do veins visibly return after treatment?

In 95% of patients, veins do not visibly return after successful laser vein treatment.

How long does it take to heal after laser vein treatment?

In most cases, you can return to normal activity after treatment. You should avoid strenuous activity for 3 to 5 days to allow legs to heal. In some cases, mild discomfort can take about 4 weeks to fully resolve.

Who is a candidate for laser vein removal?

The majority of people experiencing visible veins of pink, purple, red, blue, or green color are candidates for treatment. We can determine if our treatment is a good fit for you during a personal consultation with a member of our team.

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