It’s the first new treatment to remove varicose veins in over a decade….and Advanced Vein Clinics is one of only two Chicago vein clinics offering it to patients.
The 15 minute treatment, called Clarivein®, is painless, requires no anesthesia, has less bruising, and produces results comparable to the traditional laser procedure. Clarivein is so gentle that patients have to wear compression stockings for only two days following the procedure. They actually go back to work the same or next day.
Clarivein® consists of a thin wire that Dr. Dominic Tolitano threads deep into the vein. That wire then rotates 3500 rpm like a garden edge trimmer against the vein’s inner lining while Dr. Tolitano slowly injects a scarring agent. The combination completely closes a swollen vein. Combining a mechanical and chemical injury at the same time makes the treatment especially effective at closing a swollen vessel. Most important, the treatment eliminates any risk of thermal or laser injury and requires only a “pin prick” to anesthetize the skin.
Dr. Tolitano says, “This treatment isn’t for everybody. At this point I’m just using it for patients with varicose veins on their lower legs. However, that’s a significant number of patients. The bottom line is any good vein clinic will now offer both modalities.” He adds either technique is covered by most insurance and that Clarivein® is also effective in the treatment of venous ulcers.
Our treatments are covered by Medicare and most insurance. Whether you want to remove your varicose veins for cosmetic reasons or to find relief from painful symptoms sometimes associated with the disorder, we can help you find the treatment option that is right for you at Advanced Vein Clinics.
Advanced Vein Clinics is fluent in Spanish and Polish. Our Wood Dale vein clinic is just a short drive from Addison, Arlington Heights, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Franklin Park, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Melrose Park, Mount Prospect, Northlake, Oak Brook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, Roselle, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park and Villa Park, Illinois.
Our South Loop vein clinic is just a short drive from River North, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Washington Park, Marquette Park, West Loop, Hyde Park, University Village, Chinatown, Brighton Park and Midway Airport.
Our Munster NW Indiana Vein Clinic and Med Spa is a short drive from Dyer, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, Portage, Saint John and Schereville, Indiana and is just a short drive from Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Evergreen Park, Harvey, Homewood, Lansing, Matteson, Oak Forest, Riverdale, Richton Park, Sauk Village, South Holland, and Steger, Illinois.