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EVLT Vein Treatment Frequently Asked ?'s

Is treatment always necessary?
No. Although varicose veins can cause medical problems if left untreated, the majority of varicose and spider veins are treated for cosmetic improvement. If you are uncertain about your particular case, a consultation should anwser the question.

Does sclerotherapy hurt?
Most people report little if any discomfort. Occasionally, mild burning may be felt at the injection site that resolves after a few minutes.

How many treatments will I need?
This varies according to the severity and the number of veins that need to be treated. Although most people will notice some improvement after the first treatment, most areas will need to be treated approximately three times for optimal results.

How long does a treatment take?
Your initial visit consisting of a consultation and sclerotherapy, if indicated, will take approximately 30 minutes. Subsequent visits for sclerotherapy treatment or follow-up will take 15-30 minutes.

What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?
Bruising at the injection sites is normal following treatment and resolves in 7-10 days. Slight hyperpigmentation (staining) of the skin or telangiectatic matting (tiny new veins) can occur but is usually temporary. Complications such as ulceration or allergies to the sclerosant are extremely rare. Sclerotherapy is a very safe treatment.

How long will the results last?
Since varicose and spider veins are a chronic condition, new veins will likely appear over time. Most people can remain "vein free" by returning for touch-up visits every couple of years.

How can I prevent varicose and spider veins?
Unfortunately if you have a hereditary predisposition, you will likely develop varicose and spider veins. The good news is that by understanding the roles of diet, exercise, support stockings, hormones and pregnancy, you can minimize your risk and control the progression.

Will my insurance pay for treatment?
If your varicose vein condition is considered to be non-cosmetic and treatment deemed medically neccessary, you may be reimbursed for most diagnostic tests and treatments performed at our office. Our staff will be happy to assist you with your policy coverage.



Any other Questions?
Call our office and we would be happy to answer your questions.  If you have specific questions about your treatment options, call our office to schedule a consultation.


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