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Spider Vein Treatment in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL

Spider veins can be stubborn. No matter what you try, from home remedies to sclerotherapy, spider veins keep coming back. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis proudly offers to Chicago and Arlington Heights area residents, spider vein treatment to help reduce the appearance of surface veins of the leg.

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins are small, unsightly clusters of red or bluish veins that appear on the ankles, calves or thighs. Spider veins mainly affect women, and they can be particularly troublesome when they appear in the legs and ankles. While they rarely cause pain, highly visible or widespread spider veins can be detrimental to a person’s self-confidence, causing you to be embarrassed to show your legs.

Laser Vein Removal

Some patients choose laser vein removal to clear their legs and skin. During a removal treatment, laser waves target hemoglobin, a protein present in veins. The hemoglobin breaks down, and the veins dissipate. Laser vein removal can be used for smaller areas of fine veins and vessels.

The Procedure

Spider veins, or small surface veins on the thighs, calves, and ankles can cause discomfort and mar leg appearance. To remove these dilated and stretched veins, Dr. Kotis performs vein treatment.


After vein treatment, Dr. Kotis will provide patient care instructions. Patients should avoid strenuous activity after their appointment. They may also be given a compression garment to alleviate any possible swelling. After treatment, patients may experience some discomfort near the treatment sites. Symptoms usually subside within a few weeks. Patients may notice clearer looking skin a few weeks after treatment. It is important to note, although vein treatment can eliminate the appearance of veins, it will not prevent new spider veins from forming.

Cost of Spider Vein Treatment in Chicago & Arlington Heights, IL

Spider vein treatment is not usually covered by most health insurance companies. To help cover costs of treatment, our offices provide financing through CareCredit® and Prosper®. We also accept payments including cash, check, and most major credit cards.

We will honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers spider vein treatment to the residents of Chicago and Arlington Heights. Please contact us today to learn more about spider vein treatment.