Varicose Veins Spider Veins

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FAQ

 

 

Questions

1. Does sclerotherapy hurt?
2. Do laser treatments hurt?

3. Can you do anything for the ugly veins I have on my hands?  Chest?  Face?
4. Where does my blood go once the veins are gone?
5. Will I need to be driven home the day of the treatment?
6. Will insurance pay for my treatment?


 

Answers

 

    Does sclerotherapy hurt?

    No, we use a very small needle (the same size as Botox injections) for sclerotherapy Some patients with lower pain tolerance apply a prescription-strength Lidocaine gel/cream to minimize discomfort. 

 

    Do laser treatments hurt?

    No, we use a laser that has a patented cryogen cooling system that anesthetizes the skin before, during, and after treatment.

 

    Can you do anything for the ugly veins I have on my hands?  Chest?  Face?

    Yes. Sclerotherapy and/or laser treatment can be used to remove unwanted veins at any location.

 

    Where does my blood go once the veins are gone?

    The simple fact that you have varicose/spider veins means that your body has already provided alternative routes for your blood to return to your heart.  Removal of venous insufficiency actually improves circulation

 

    Will I need to be driven home the day of the treatment?

    No, patients return to daily activities immediately.  In fact, we encourage you to walk around after the procedure.

 

    Will insurance pay for my treatment?

    Some insurance companies pay for surgical treatment of venous disorders. They often grossly underpay the provider to discourage treatment (esp Blue Cross.)  We do not contract with insurance companies.  Unfortunately, this means our patients must pay the fee at the time of service, and they will be reimbursed the full amount that is paid to SDVI from their insurance company. We have a full-time Certified Professional Coder who knows the inside workings of medical insurance companies.  She will be more than happy to bill your insurance company for your reimbursement following treatment.