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Veins FAQ - 2

Frequently Asked Questions, cont.

6. Do only women get Spider Veins?

Most of our clients are women, but some men, too, acquire spider veins, and can have them cleared up successfully. Both men and women come to us to have varicose veins treated.

7. How long have you been doing this?

Dr. Schick opened his vein treatment practice in Orange County in 1989. He and his staff have been performing sclerotherapy for over 20 years.

8. How long does the procedure take?

Vein Treatment consists of at least 2 to 3 separate treatment sessions, scheduled a couple of weeks apart. These appointments typically last 30 to 45 minutes each. The same vessels are re-injected each time, and should fade more with each treatment session.

9. What is the Difference between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins?

The body, in addition to the artery system that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body, has a system of veins to carry blood back to the heart again. There are three types of veins: deep veins, for example in the legs, that use the calf muscles to pump blood back up the legs each time you walk; surface veins, which collect blood from surface areas of the body, and perforator veins, which transmit blood from surface veins to deep veins. The Varicose Veins are the enlarged, protruding veins you see at the skin surface. 

Spider Veins can be found in the system of smaller veins that collect blood and transport it to the surface vein system.

10. Will the treated veins come back?

The same veins will not come back; they have been reabsorbed into the body and are no longer there. However, new ones can appear, since the same hereditary conditions are still present. New veins may be smaller. Some patients continue with maintenance procedures to keep any new veins in check.

11. What is the Cost of Vein Treatment?

Cost of treatment can vary, depending on the patient's condition and on how much sclerosing solution is required. Most patients need two to three sessions. You will be given an estimate during your intitial Consultation.

Some patients decide to stay for their first treatment session following their consultation appointment - you will have this option.

12. Is Vein Treatment Covered by Insurance?

Most insurance companies regard Vein Treatment as a cosmetic procedure, even though Varicose Veins may be accompanied by painful symptoms. Please ask your insurance company.

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