Coastal Vascular Center

Vein-Related Treatments and the Truth about Pain

May 5, 2017Spider Veins, Varicose Veins

A lot of people think that varicose veins and spider veins are nothing more than a cosmetic issue. Varicose veins can look like blue or purple ropes under your skin. Spider veins are red or bluish-purple and spread out over your legs like webs. These veins might not be a cosmetic issue. It could be an indication that the veins are not functioning properly. These veins may be sending blood back to the heart causing serious venous circulation issues.

Varicose veins, in particular, can become very painful if left untreated. In fact, they can become so painful that they can limit your ability to walk or to perform other activities. One of the biggest misunderstandings about varicose veins is that the pain of untreated veins can be much worse than the pain of treatment. Varicose veins can cause serious health complications like clotting. It is important to have them treated, even if they are not currently causing pain.

But some people still feel that the treatment for those veins would be worse. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

The latest treatment for varicose and spider veins involves the minimally invasive use of injections or lasers. In some cases, a laser seals off the vein and prevent the blood from flowing back into it and pooling there. In other cases, a special solution is injected into the vein to seal it off and prevent blood from gathering.

Typically, the laser occurs for larger veins, like varicose veins. The special solution is for smaller veins, like spider veins. However, the vein specialist will determine the best treatment for each patient.

Neither procedure requires an incision. Both procedures may be on an out-patient basis and in a very short time. Most patients need very little recovery time, if any. They are able to carry on with most of their activities as usual.

Insurance Coverage

You may not worry about the pain of the vein treatment itself but about the pain to your pocketbook. In some cases, insurance will cover the treatments, if you are experiencing severe pain or have limited mobility. You will have to talk with your doctor about the diagnosis and how that might impact your insurance coverage.

Even if your insurance does not cover the treatment, you can find affordable options. Many providers offer affordable treatment plans, as well as financing options for the treatments.

Coastal Vascular Center offers non-invasive, cutting-edge vein treatments at an affordable price. We work with our patients to find the best treatment to ease the symptoms from their varicose or spider veins. Then to help them find the best way to afford these treatments. Leaving varicose veins untreated can lead to major health problems and chronic pain. It is essential that you get them treated as soon as you can.

If you are having vein related issues, call Coastal Vascular today, we will love your legs as much as you do! You can find us at, or call 713-999-6056.



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