FAQs

What are varicose veins?

What are the symptoms of varicose veins?

How are varicose veins treated?

Is varicose vein treatment painful?

Is there any scarring, bruising, or swelling after the procedure?

How quickly can I resume normal activity?

What is venous reflux disease?

Do varicose vein procedures require any anesthesia?

How soon after treatment will my symptoms improve?

What happens to the treated vein left behind in the leg?

What is endovenous laser therapy?

What is radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins?

How does the VNUS Closure® and ClosureRFS™ procedure actually work?

How is EVLT different from VNUS Closure®?

Is losing the vein and vein’s function a problem?

What are the potential complications of the procedure?

Am I at risk from exposure to laser/RF energy?

Why does it occur more in the legs?

What are venous stasis ulcers?

What is the short-term treatment for varicose veins?

What is sclerotherapy?

When are VNUS Closure® and ClosureRFS™ procedures used?

What is the main difference between arteries and veins?

What are the three main categories of veins?

Are all bluish surface veins varicose veins?

Does pregnancy cause varicose veins?

What are medical grade compression stockings?

My legs often ache or throb if I am on them too long. Is this related to my varicose veins?

How long do I have to wear compression stockings after the procedure?

Is treatment covered by insurance?