What happens during a varicose vein treatment in SD?

Vein Treatment Clinic is a state-of-the-art vein center with a strong reputation for comprehensive diagnosis and treatments in San Diego. We use the latest minimally invasive treatments for varicose veins and spider veins to provide optimal and lasting results. Furthermore, our vein doctors maintain a perfect track record, as evidenced by their 5-star ratings and reviews.

If you have the signs and symptoms of vein disease, including varicose veins or spider veins, please schedule a consultation online or call us at +1 858-461-7886. You can find our vein center in the beautiful La Jolla neighborhood on the outskirts of San Diego, a short drive from the Torrey Pines beach state park.

The following is a step-by-step overview of the varicose vein treatment process in SD:

  1. Personal Consultation: Our vein doctors examine your leg veins and discuss your symptoms. They might ask if you’re experiencing leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, leg swelling, and other symptoms of vein disease. They also review your medical history.
  2. Diagnosis: We use the latest vascular imaging tests, like Duplex Ultrasound, to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins. This allows us to identify underlying venous insufficiency and curate a suitable vein treatment plan.
  3. Primary Treatment: If you have underlying venous insufficiency, we recommend radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, or VenaSeal. These procedures involve using various methods to close the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein troubles, rerouting the accumulated blood to healthier veins.
  4. Cosmetic Treatment: If you don’t have underlying vein disease (or after the primary vein treatment), the vein doctor may recommend ambulatory phlebectomy or sclerotherapy to remove the superficial varicose veins and spider veins from the skin’s surface.
  5. Recovery: The vein doctor discusses your post-treatment recovery guidelines, such as wearing compression stockings and walking frequently. You can resume most of your daily activities immediately with no downtime.  

How soon do I recover from varicose vein treatment?

Minimally invasive varicose vein treatments are outpatient procedures that conclude within an hour with no downtime or extended recovery period. You might experience some swelling, bruising, or redness around the treatment areas for a few days, but no severe side effects or complications. You can resume most of your daily activities and work immediately, though you may have to avoid heavy lifting for a few days. You’ll also have to wear compression stockings for a few weeks.

Is sclerotherapy for varicose veins painful?

Sclerotherapy is the ideal vein treatment for spider veins, i.e., the dense clusters of blood vessels that remain under the skin’s surface, not for varicose veins. And no, sclerotherapy isn’t painful or uncomfortable because it’s performed under anesthesia. Following the treatment, you may experience some post-treatment swelling and bruising, but the side effects are mild and temporary.

What happens if I don’t wear compression stockings after sclerotherapy?

You must wear compression stockings for at least a few weeks after the sclerotherapy procedure. Compression stockings apply pressure on your veins to increase blood circulation and prevent blood accumulation in your leg veins. Without compression stockings, there’s a slight chance that blood might re-accumulate in your leg veins, leading to spider veins or blood clots in the veins. Compression stockings ensure a smooth recovery process.

How long does it take for spider veins to disappear after sclerotherapy?

Most patients notice significant improvements 3 to 6 weeks after the sclerotherapy procedure. However, most patients also need 2 to 4 sessions for optimal results, depending on the number of spider veins in their legs. Your vein doctor will curate the ideal treatment plan and frequency for your specific needs.

How long should compression stockings be worn after varicose vein treatment?

You should ideally wear compression stockings for at least 4 weeks after your varicose vein treatment. However, the specific duration depends on your condition and your vein doctor’s recommendations. During this period, you should wear compression stockings all the time, taking them off only while showering.

What does varicose vein treatment cost?

The cost of varicose vein treatment depends on several factors, including your chosen treatment option, cosmetic concerns, specifics of the treatment plan, anesthesia usage, and other factors. Most varicose vein treatments cost several thousands of dollars. Your vein doctor will discuss the cost of each treatment during your appointment. They’ll also provide a detailed breakdown of all the costs with and without insurance, so you know exactly what you’ll owe at the end.

Does insurance pay for varicose vein treatment?

Insurance pays for varicose vein treatments if you have underlying venous insufficiency. Our vein doctors conduct thorough vascular imaging tests to produce visual evidence to support your insurance claims. You can easily get insurance coverage for radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation, both of which are well-established treatments for vein disease. VenaSeal is only covered by some insurance plans because it’s relatively new. Sclerotherapy isn’t usually covered by insurance plans because it’s a cosmetic treatment, but our vein doctors might be able to extend coverage if you have underlying vein disease. Please discuss your options with your vein doctor.

To learn more about the different options for spider and varicose vein treatment, please visit https://veintreatmentca.com/vein-treatment/ Our accredited vein centers offer all of the latest technology, and our accomplished and compassionate vein experts will create a custom treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. We have locations nation-wide, including in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Texas.