You schedule an appointment at your nearest vein treatment center in Houston, TX.
Your spider vein and varicose vein treatment process starts when you schedule an appointment at your nearest vein treatment center in Houston, TX. You can find the vein treatment center in the Chase Bank building at 2900 Weslayan St Suite 650, about 5 minutes from River Oaks via San Felipe St and Willowick Rd. You can schedule your appointment online or give us a call at +1 346-258-7302.
An insurance concierge reaches out to provide free insurance verification.
The vein treatment center in Houston provides free insurance verification to all patients. Once your appointment is scheduled, an insurance concierge will request your insurance details. They contact the insurance providers on your behalf and work out all the terms and conditions to help you maximize your insurance coverage. Furthermore, they handle all the insurance details ahead of time, so you receive a complete overview of your treatment costs during your appointment.
You show up for your initial consultation with the vein doctor in Houston.
During your appointment, the vein doctor will examine your leg veins, ask about your symptoms, and review your medical history. You may be asked if you have leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, throbbing leg veins, or leg swelling, and if these symptoms worsen at the end of the day. These are common signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency, the circulatory disorder responsible for most vein problems.
The vein doctor performs a physical examination and vascular imaging.
The vein doctor will examine your spider veins and varicose veins, the most obvious signs of vein disease. Finally, the vein doctor will perform duplex ultrasound, an advanced vascular imaging test that visualizes the direction of blood flow in your leg veins on a computer screen. This is the final test in the diagnostic process, and it conclusively reveals chronic venous insufficiency (or its absence).
The vein expert curates a minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment plan.
The vein doctor will discuss your minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatment options. They’ll highlight the pros and cons of all treatments, including their costs and insurance coverage options. Based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history, the vein doctor will recommend the ideal vein treatments for you. As such, each vein treatment plan is personalized according to your unique goals and needs.
You receive a complete overview of your treatment costs with and without insurance coverage.
After curating the vein treatment plan, the vein treatment center will provide an overview of your treatment costs. The vein treatment center in Houston follows a strict “no surprise billing” policy, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll pay for your treatment in advance. You’ll also know how much the insurance will cover and how much you’ll have to pay out of pocket. The vein care staff can also help you explore affordable third-party financing options.
The vein doctor performs a minimally invasive treatment for underlying venous insufficiency.
The vein doctor will start your minimally invasive vein treatment for chronic venous insufficiency. At this stage, the primary goal is to destroy the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. Once the diseased vein is neutralized, the accumulated blood reroutes to healthier leg veins and restores effective blood circulation. Meanwhile, the diseased vein eventually gets absorbed by the body.
The best minimally invasive treatments for venous insufficiency include radiofrequency ablation, endovenous laser ablation, venaseal, and clarivein.
- Radiofrequency ablation involves using thermal energy to destroy the diseased vein.
- Endovenous laser ablation involves using laser energy to destroy the diseased vein.
- VenaSeal involves injecting a medical-grade adhesive to seal the diseased vein shut.
- ClariVein involves destroying the diseased vein with a specialized catheter with a rotating tip.
The vein doctor removes the spider veins and varicose veins on the skin’s surface.
The vein doctor provides cosmetic treatments for superficial varicose vein and spider vein removal after the primary vein treatment or if you don’t have chronic venous insufficiency. Cosmetic vein treatments use numerous techniques to remove the damaged veins from the skin’s surface, thereby restoring your legs’ original beauty. However, if you proceed with these treatments without addressing the root cause, you increase the risk of recurrence.
The best minimally invasive treatments for spider veins and superficial varicose veins include sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, and ambulatory phlebectomy.
- Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosant medicine into spider veins to make them shrink.
- Foam sclerotherapy, uses foamy sclerosant medicine to seal varicose veins shut.
- Ambulatory phlebectomy involves the physical removal of varicose veins through incisions.
You can leave the vein center and resume your daily activities immediately.
Minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments are in-office and outpatient procedures. The treatment usually concludes in 30 to 60 minutes, following which you can resume all your daily activities. You’ll have to wear compression stockings for a few days and avoid heavy lifting, but you can resume most normal activities. The vein doctor will provide a list of post-treatment recovery guidelines, following which you can leave the vein treatment center in Houston, TX.
You may have to show up for follow-up sessions.
Some vein treatments, such as sclerotherapy, necessitate multiple sessions for optimal results. That’s because sclerotherapy involves injecting a medicine into each individual spider vein. The total number of injections depends on the number of spider veins. As such, if you have a lot of spider veins in the same area, the vein doctor may recommend treating them over two to three sessions. The vein doctor will provide the follow-up treatment plan before leaving the vein treatment center in Houston, TX.