If you suffer from varicose and spider veins
You are not alone.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
While some people seek treatment for cosmetic improvement, many seek relief from pain, restlessness, swelling, skin discoloration, and non-healing ulcers or wounds.
At Vanish, we can help. There are FDA-approved, vein treatments that are minimally invasive and can be done in less than an hour. Most insurance plans cover non-cosmetic vein treatments. Call today for an appointment or complete our virtual vein screening.
If the valves in the veins become loose and fail, blood does not flow efficiently back to the heart, and the veins become enlarged or congested with blood. Spider veins are small red, blue or purple veins on the surface of the skin. Varicose veins are larger, distended veins that are located somewhat deeper than spider veins, and not always visible, even though they are problematic.
Are my varicose veins a cosmetic problem or a medical condition?
Varicose and spider veins are evidence of underlying vein disease which is considered a medical condition. They tend to be the first stage of abnormal or unhealthy veins. Although it’s a medical condition, insurance companies only cover treatments that are causing symptoms such as pain or swelling, show ultrasound evidence of backwards flow and diseased valves, and cause some form of disruption of your daily activities, work, or exercise. Varicose and spider veins that only cause minor symptoms or are simply unsightly to you are considered cosmetic only and not covered by insurance. At Vanish, we provide cosmetic treatment options in addition to fixing the underlying medical disease and the aesthetic appearance. Your legs will feel better and look better!
Are varicose veins dangerous?
Untreated varicose veins can progress the more severe disease including significant leg swelling, skin discoloration, and even ulcers or wounds that require daily wound care and months to heal.
What causes varicose veins?
Genetics or heredity is the biggest contributing factor of varicose and spider veins. Up to half of all women are affected due to hormones, birth control pills, and pregnancy. Other contributing factors include age, obesity, decreased mobility, and a history of blood clots, recent surgery, or trauma.
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