In the old days of vein stripping surgery, there were very few benefits to having varicose veins treated. Vein stripping procedures were highly invasive, had a low rate of success, and required a lot of time for recovery. And after enduring the pain of surgery and recovery, women would be rid of varicose veins for only a short period of time before visible veins returned.
Today, vain stripping is considered an outdated, ineffective procedure and has been replaced with new treatments like sclerotherapy and endovenous laser treatment. These new therapies are generally painless, require little recovery time, and are much more effective than vein stripping at getting rid of varicose veins for good.
Because procedures have improved so much in recent years, now is the perfect time to have varicose veins treated in order to experience the following benefits:
Benefit 1: Feel Better About Your Appearance
Having your varicose veins treated means you can get back to wearing whatever you want without having to worry about using a concealer when wearing shorts or dresses. You’ll save time getting ready to go out and will greatly improve your self-confidence by no longer having to worry about people noticing your varicose veins.
Benefit 2: Endure Less Pain
If your varicose veins cause discomfort, having them treated can eliminate that pain. Your doctor will perform an ultrasound of the affected areas in order to diagnose and map out all of your veins, allowing him/her to eliminate varicose veins at the source and not just those that are visible through your skin that may be caused by more underlying issues.
Benefit 3: Sleep Better at Night
If you find yourself awaked at night with pain in your legs that compels you to move your legs around or shake them in order to reduce the pain, you may be suffering from restless leg syndrome. Because it typically interferes with sleep, restless leg syndrome is considered a sleeping disorder.
Some studies suggest that restless leg syndrome is caused by varicose veins, so having your leg veins treated could help you sleep better at night.
Benefit 4: Increased Mobility
Often, varicose veins cause swelling that interferes with normal movement, so many people who would otherwise be active become less mobile due to their varicose veins. Having veins treated can get rid of the source of the swelling that’s causing your diminished mobility and allow you to get back to what you liked to do before your varicose veins interfered with your lifestyle.
Cost of Vein Treatment
In addition to the fear of old vein stripping procedures, many people avoid varicose vein treatment because of fear of its high cost. However, many insurance companies will cover treatment of venous disorder if the procedure is considered medically necessary.
If you’re suffering from pain, swelling, or insomnia as a result of your varicose veins, it’s possible that your health insurance will cover having your veins treated. Estimate your potential costs for varicose vein treatment.