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Most frequent questions and answers
Within your leg, there exist two distinct sets of veins: deep veins, situated deep within the leg muscles, and superficial veins, positioned just beneath the surface of the skin.
Under normal circumstances, blood flows from the feet towards the heart through both sets of veins. However, when an individual experiences venous insufficiency, the blood follows an unusual path. It ascends the deep veins but then regresses, flowing back into the superficial veins. As a result, blood accumulates in the superficial veins, causing them to bulge and form varicose veins. These veins often exhibit a bluish or purple hue.
Spider veins, on the other hand, are smaller counterparts of varicose veins. They appear as red, purple, or blue vessels and share the same twisted and contorted appearance. Spider veins are commonly found on the legs, chest, or face.
No, varicose veins may develop in deeper areas of the leg where they are not visible. Varicose veins are actually a type of venous insufficiency disease, which can cause various symptoms in addition to the visible veins.
Venous insufficiency disease can result in leg discomfort, ankle and leg swelling, itching, and fatigue. Other symptoms may include tingling, cramping, aching, and a feeling of heaviness in the lower limbs after standing for extended periods.
It’s important to be aware of these symptoms beyond just the appearance of visible veins.
In brief, the answer is no. While exercise and wearing compression stockings may provide some relief from the symptoms of varicose veins, typically only medical treatment can effectively eliminate a varicose vein.
If left untreated, varicose veins can progress and become dangerous, potentially leading to venous ulcerations. Complications can also arise, including rashes, infections, bleeding, sores, and blood clots.
In rare cases, varicose veins can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism, both of which are life-threatening conditions.
We accept most major insurance plans as well as several others. Please feel free to give us a call for more information on our accepted insurance plans.
Our process for diagnosing varicose veins typically involves three steps:
Consultation – We begin with a consultation where our friendly staff will listen to your concerns and ensure that you receive the best care possible. Our expertly trained team will provide you with care, including a provider and an ultrasonographer on the first visit.
Ultrasound – Following the consultation, we move on to the assessment, where we provide you with an accurate diagnosis. You will receive a same-day ultrasound and results on site while seeing the provider. This allows you to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Treatment Plan – Once we have completed our assessment, we will develop a treatment plan for you. We offer various options such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Micro Foam Sclerotherapy, Compounded Sclerotherapy, ClariVein®, and more. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and outcome goals.
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Patients can typically return to work and normal activities on the same day as the procedure. Our treatments require very little downtime.