We have an entire office and practice dedicated to treating spider and varicose veins. At The Vein Institute of Germantown Aesthetics, we offer sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) treatments to diminish the appearance of these unsightly and troublesome veins, as well as the symptoms and complications associated with them.
Spider and varicose veins are very common among women and men alike. Some people are more likely than others to suffer from varicose and spider veins, specifically those who have a family history of venous disease, as well as those who are obese, have a sedentary lifestyle, or are pregnant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept insurance for vein procedures?
Sclerotherapy cannot be filed on your medical insurance as it is considered a cosmetic procedure, however we are happy to process your claims for your EVLA procedure. Whether or not EVLA is covered depends upon each individual patient’s insurance plan.
What is the difference between spider veins and varicose veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that have been stretched over time and appear to be twisted, and bulging. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins, but are smaller and closer to the skin, which is why they are more noticeable. Varicose veins are typically more serious than spider veins, as they indicate poor circulation of blood.
What are potential symptoms and complications of varicose veins?
Many people with varicose veins do not experience any symptoms, though some may notice aching and discomfort in their legs. When associated with venous insufficiency, sores or ulcers on the feet and ankles may appear and be slow to heal. Blood clots either in deep veins or superficial veins (close to the skin’s surface) can form. Clots that form in deep veins can travel to the lungs and cause serious injuries and death.
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