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Did you know that varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue? Treatment for varicose veins is often covered by insurance. You don't have to live with your varicose veins any longer.
Personalized varicose vein treatment
When it comes to treating veins there is no single treatment. Effective varicose vein treatment depends on the patient and the types of veins involved (varicose veins, spider veins, or reticular veins). At the San Francisco Vein Center, Dr. Aquino employs many different varicose vein treatments:
- compression therapy (compression stockings)
- radiofrequency ablation
- surgical phlebectomy
One critial condition to look for when formulating a treatment plan is . If this condition exists, it is most likely the root cause. However, each patient receives an individualized treatment plan to address the symptoms and appearance of their varicose veins which also helps to promote their overall vein health.
Varicose veins can be more than cosmetic
Varicose veins are veins that have become swollen and twisted from increased pressure and usually appear like protruding ropes underneath the skin. Varicose veins are usually warm to the touch and can be painful or throbbing compared to normal veins. The symptoms are normally felt more at the end of the day as well as after prolonged standing or sitting. Hot weather can also increase symptoms.
Unfortunately, varicose veins don't improve without treatment. Left untreated, they will usually get bigger and more painful over time. Varicose veins, in other words, are not just cosmetic, they represent a physical condition caused by insufficient valves and increased pressure in the veins of the legs. Without treatment, the condition typically gets worse including a more noticeable appearance, leg swelling, leg throbbing, leg pain, and the formation of new spider veins or varicose veins. In extreme cases, If the condition continues to be left untreated, venous ulcers can develop which are a serious and can take month to heal.
Contact Dr. Aquino's office today for your consultation to discover how to control varicose vein appearance and discomfort.