Symptoms of varicose veins can be painful and challenging. If left untreated, they cause serious complications. The best solution to manage the symptoms of vein disease is treatment. In the past, surgery was the only option for varicose veins. Now we have highly effective, non-surgical vein treatments available to treat symptoms of vein disease.
Below we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about varicose veins treatment.
1. How do I know if I have varicose veins?
The most common symptoms of varicose veins include pain, swelling, itching, cramping, or throbbing of the lower legs and ankles. These symptoms are often overlooked. As a result, many believe the symptoms are a result of old age or dry skin. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important that you talk to your doctor. They will go over your medical history, as well as other risk factors that may apply to you.
2. When should I get treatment for my varicose veins?
It’s a common misconception that varicose veins are only a cosmetic issue. Spider veins are most commonly considered cosmetic. However, spider veins can turn into a medical condition if left untreated. If your symptoms are causing you pain or discomfort, it could be due to varicose veins.
3. Are varicose veins preventable?
According to National Institute of Health (NIH) varicose veins cannot be prevented. Once the valves in the veins are damaged, it is not possible to cure them. The only solution to relieve the symptoms of vein disease is to get vein treatment.
4. How does USA Vein Clinics treat varicose veins?
At USA Vein Clinics, our treatments are non-surgical. For example, Endovenous Laster Therapy (EVLT) uses laser energy to seal the diseased vein. This allows the healthy veins to circulate blood back to the heart. The varicose vein treatments are performed in an office-based setting. They take about 15-30 minutes to complete. You should be able to resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
5. Does insurance cover my treatment?
Medicare and most insurance plans cover the treatment if your condition is medical. We have a dedicated insurance department to answer any question or concerns you may have.
6. Does treatment require recovery time?
EVLT is a virtually painless procedure and requires no recovery time. Some people come during their lunch break and go back to work after the procedure. After the treatment, pain relieving medication can be used for any mild discomfort.
7. What should I expect after a vein treatment procedure?
The success rate for an EVLT procedure is 98%. The procedure leaves no scars with minimal discomfort (if any) and provides almost immediate relief from symptoms. After your procedure we encourage you to walk around. This will help promote good circulation and prevent any new varicose veins from forming. Your follow up appointment will be a week following your appointment. The follow up is measure your recovery progress and determine if any more treatment will be needed.
If you believe you are suffering from vein disease, contact us at 888.768.3467, you can talk with one of our representatives about treatments, insurance coverage, and more.
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