Get rid of spider veins

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- If you have spider veins and you're looking to get rid of them, you may not have to go far.

Sclerotherapy is now offered at Carle to clear things up.

It's a procedure which typically takes 30 minutes.

A fine needle is used to shut down the vein to help it disappear and create healthy ones.

They say it's less painful than a bee sting or getting a tattoo.

"Patients may feel a burning or a stinging sensation for a temporary period of time and that should ease of too. Patients are able to walk up out of here and be able to be on their way through the rest of their normal routine. So there's no down time," says Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant, LaTondra Stillwell-Barker.

A compression hose is used to help after.

Patients just have to walk around to help with the blood flow.

Results can be seen in four to six weeks.

Anyone interested can get a consultation.


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