Data from the Chicago Vein Institute opens in a new window indicates that more than 40 million of the US population suffer from varicose veins. Factors such as excess weight, aging, heredity, and professions with prolonged sitting or standing periods increase the risk of developing varicose veins. This condition is more common in women than in men.
What are Varicose Veins?
Sometimes called spider veins, these are large, dilated veins that appear to be raised slightly above the skin. They mostly appear on the legs. Varicose veins happen when the valves that assist the veins to take the blood back to the heart are not able to function. This makes the blood pool in the veins on the lower legs rather than flow back to the heart.
The primary symptoms of this condition are highly visible veins that may appear blue or purple. They may be accompanied by itchiness or achiness, pain, swelling, and heaviness around the varicose veins. In severe cases, the veins could bleed or develop into an ulcer on the skin.
Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?
In most case, varicose veins are harmless and some people opt to have the condition treated purely for cosmetic reasons. For others, they can be painful and thus interrupt the victim’s quality of life. Quite often, most people wonder when it is right to seek varicose vein treatment. The following symptoms warrant immediate treatment opens in a new window:
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Skin sores that do not heal quickly
- Blood clots
- Changes in skin color
- Gradual hardening or thickening of the skin around the ankles
If left untreated, the varicose vein pain could progress to serious venous diseases such as lipodermatosclerosis.
Varicose Veins Treatment Cost and Options
Varicose vein treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms and minimize the risk of developing complications. The treatment cost varies depending on the patient’s condition and services your MediSpa offers. Also, depending on the severity of the condition, your medispa can recommend any of the following treatment options:
- Compression therapy coupled with lifestyle changes – the physician will recommend the right compression stockings, as well as lifestyle changes such as good hygiene, exercise, weight loss, less sitting or standing periods, and feet elevation.
- Sclerotherapy – this involves the injection of a saline solution into the varicose veins. This causes the vein to collapse and get reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
- Laser therapy – this treatment involves the heating of the veins with laser beams to shrink them. It is ideal for small varicose veins and can be an additional treatment after sclerotherapy.
- In severe cases, the doctor could recommend surgery on non-invasive surgical procedures.
Support Your Local MediSpa
Chances are there is a MediSpa near you that offers treatment for varicose veins. It’s best practice to visit Medical spas (MediSpas) because they are staffed by medical professionals and offer a wider range of services than ordinary spas. The staff are able to give an in-depth examination and diagnosis and are best placed to advise on the most effective treatment for specific conditions.
Why Your MediSpa Needs Varicose Veins Coverage
The treatment of varicose veins includes surgeries and non-invasive procedures, all of which carry some degree of risk. Even though the procedures are perfectly safe and the staff are well-trained, experienced, and licensed, problems in the treatment process could still arise, resulting in your medispa being sued for malpractice or a liability claim.
Obtaining a liability or a comprehensive medispa insurance coverage from Marine Agency protects the business from such instances.
- Varicose veins are a common condition that can occur due to heredity, weight issues, aging, and professions that require one to sit or stand for too long.
- Treatment should be recommended to patients experiencing severe pain and swelling, itchiness, ulcers, and blood clots
- Though varicose vein treatment procedures are safe, they carry some degree of risks
- Having a medispa insurance policy gives you peace of mind as it guarantees you are covered should you be sued
To protect themselves from legal issues and liability claims, medispas need to have the right insurance policy in place. Consult with the Marine Agency team today for more information on medispa insurance policy options.