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Spider veins and varicose veins can be cosmetically unappealing. They are more common on the legs and other areas on the lower extremities. As they continue to develop they can also cause discomfort as well as other possible complications.

Here at the Institute for Plastic Surgery located in Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Otis Allen, M.D., S.C. is proud to offer laser vein treatment to address varicose and spider veins.

This noninvasive outpatient treatment process uses a special type of laser to alter and scar the aberrant veins. This essentially blocks off blood flow to the treatment area. As time goes on your body will naturally start to absorb the treated vein. This can help improve the cosmetic appearance of the area as well as alleviate pain.

Dr. Allen will provide you with aftercare instructions. These are usually very minimal and often calls for wearing a compression garment over the area.

Once the spider or varicose veins have been treated you can go about your day without needing the extended rest or recovery time required by more invasive vein treatments.

If you live in the area surrounding Bloomington, Illinois and you have been struggling to deal with the appearance and discomfort associated with varicose or spider veins, you should call 309.827.3881 to schedule an appointment at the Institute for Plastic Surgery.