A large US survey called the Framingham Study reported that 27% of American adults have venous disease in the legs. A family history of varicose veins, pregnancy, age and obesity impact the probability of developing varicose veins. More than 80% of the time, vein disease is genetic.
What is visible on the surface of the skin may not be indicative of what is happening underneath the surface. For example, larger veins higher up on the leg that cannot be seen, may be causing small visible spider veins lower on the leg. That is why it is important to receive an accurate diagnosis which is done using ultrasound to evaluate blood flow through the veins. If you suffer from the symptoms described in the previous section, you should consider a consultation with a vein specialist to determine whether treatment is appropriate for you.
What are the Options for Vein Treatment?
All treatments at The Vein Care Center are performed on an outpatient basis. The goal of treatment is to use minimally invasive options to close off the abnormal vein which then causes blood flow to be rerouted into healthy veins. The Vein Care Center offer the following services:
- Venous evaluations
- Laser ablation treatment of varicose veins
- Ultrasound guided sclerotherapy
- Laser treatment or injection treatment for spider veins, including red veins
- Treatment of venous statious ulcers
- IV sedation during treatment – when appropriate
What Should I Expect During and After Treatment
Patients may experience minor soreness or bruising following a procedure. Most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms within one to two weeks of treatment.
Does Insurance Cover Vein Treatment?
Many insurance companies will cover procedures for venous insufficiency in part or in full. Our staff interacts with the insurance company on your behalf to see if recommended treatment options will be covered.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please give our office a call at 801-685-2900.