One of the most common misconceptions about varicose vein disease is that it is merely a cosmetic concern. This common myth in fact is incorrect as varicose vein disease can lead to serious health consequences if untreated. However, there is another problem associated with classifying varicose veins as cosmetic in nature and that is in regard to insurance coverage, and the associated costs of treatment. While it is widely known that cosmetic procedures in the US are not generally something covered by insurance providers; because varicose veins are actually the cause of underlying venous hypertension - it is recognized as a medical disease - and treatment is often then covered to some extent by your insurance.
Truthfully, one of the first questions most patients ask is “how much does varicose vein treatment cost?”. More often than not, patients arrive with the idea that they will have to pay entirely out of pocket - which in fact often discourages many from even seeking treatment. Although the answer varies depending on your insurance coverage and plan, most patients are surprisingly pleased to find out that modern and effective methods for varicose vein removal, such as Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), are often a covered benefit.
Despite the overwhelming prevalence of vein disease, there is a serious lack of understanding about its symptoms and treatment. The devoted physicians at Illinois Vein Specialists recognize the need for raising awareness about vein disease, so we will be dispelling the most common and detrimental myths about its effects and treatment over the next several months.
The modern treatment of varicose and spider vein disease has allowed hundred of thousands of suffering patients to regain their confidence by ridding their legs of the unsightly nature of twisting, red and blue veins. The large bulging veins often leave many feeling embarrassed, only to hide them with long pants regardless the season. However, what most overlook is that the treatment of varicose veins means so much more than regaining the aesthetics of healthy looking legs.
We've all seen them, the large protruding snake like figures covering the surface of many legs across the US. Varicose veins are a serious medical condition affecting nearly half the population, with symptoms of swelling, discomfort, achy tired legs to name a few. While varicose veins should be treated regardless of having any pain or discomfort, there is no better time to do so then right now.