Wondering about the latest treatments for varicose and spider veins? Want to see if they’re right for you?
Here’s a short primer...
We know: Varicose and Spider Veins
What are varicose and spider veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged blood vessels that are close to the skin’s surface and most often occur in your legs. They can be associated with the development of phlebitis (inflamed vein), ulcers, open sores or thrombosis (clot).
Spider veins occur when a small group of blood vessels located close to the surface of the skin dilate. They're most common on the face and legs and usually pose no major health threat.
What are the treatments for varicose and spider veins?
There are a number of generally very successful treatments for varicose and spider veins and new technologies have brought recent improvements.
What are there side effects to the treatments?
Most are temporary. They can include swelling, minor bruising, itching, redness and moderate soreness. Also, some procedures produce scarring. Be sure to ask you doctor about these issues.
What about costs?
Remember, your insurance policy will probably not cover the costs of these treatments-at least for cosmetic purposes. If you have signs and symptoms that include bleeding and swelling, then you may get coverage.