Step 1: Schedule a consultation and request free insurance verification.
At the Spider Vein and Varicose Vein Clinic, Woodland Park, your vein treatment process starts long before your appointment. It starts the moment you schedule an appointment at the vein clinic. You’ll be assigned an insurance concierge — you can immediately request free insurance verification by providing your insurance details. The insurance concierge will handle all the paperwork, contact your insurance provider, and work out your insurance details in time for your appointment. The vein clinic in Woodland Park is close to the Garden State Plaza, but you can also find offices in Clifton and Paramus. If you have the signs or symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, such as spider veins and varicose veins, please schedule an appointment at your nearest vein clinic in New Jersey.
Step 2: A thorough consultation and examination with the vein doctor.
Your appointment at the vein clinic in Woodland Park will start with a thorough consultation and examination. The vein doctor will examine your spider veins and varicose veins to look for all the signs of vein disease. They’ll also discuss your symptoms, such as leg heaviness, leg pain, leg swelling, throbbing leg veins, restless leg syndrome, and frequent leg cramps. Analyzing these signs and symptoms will help them determine the likelihood of underlying venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency is the circulatory disorder responsible for most vein problems. When your vein valves collapse, blood flows backward and accumulates in your leg veins, and the increased pressure in the leg veins leads to spider veins and varicose veins. Effective vein treatment necessitates diagnosing vein disease.
Step 3: An ultrasound examination to trace the root cause of your vein problems.
After the initial consultation and diagnosis, the vein doctor will administer an advanced vascular imaging test known as Duplex Ultrasound. During the ultrasound test, the vein doctor will visualize the direction of blood flow in your leg veins on a computer screen. As mentioned previously, venous insufficiency leads to backward blood circulation and the accumulation of blood in leg veins. The vein doctor will look for anomalies in your blood circulation to determine if you have chronic venous insufficiency. You must avoid vein doctors and vein clinics that recommend treatments without performing a thorough investigation — they’ll likely treat spider veins without addressing the underlying problem, thereby leading to an eventual relapse. After the vascular imaging, the vein doctor will curate the vein treatment plan.
Step 4: A comprehensive vein treatment planning process.
The spider vein and varicose vein clinic in Woodland Park collaboratively curates the vein treatment plan. Instead of recommending a cookie-cutter vein treatment, the vein doctor recommends the ideal treatment based on your goals, symptoms, diagnostic results, medical history, and insurance coverage options. If you have underlying vein disease, they recommend endovenous laser ablation, endovenous radiofrequency ablation, or venaseal. If you don’t have underlying vein disease, they may recommend ambulatory phlebectomy or sclerotherapy. Furthermore, their recommendations will also consider your medical history, the potential for allergies, and the specific length, size, and type of leg veins and symptoms. Furthermore, they’ll describe all the vein treatment options, including their insurance coverage potential, giving you all the information to make an informed decision.
Step 5: Minimally invasive vein treatments for the underlying vein disease.
The primary goal of all minimally invasive vein treatments is the same — destroying the diseased saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. Destroying the diseased saphenous vein allows the accumulated blood to flow into healthier leg veins, thereby restoring effective blood circulation. However, different vein treatments accomplish this using different techniques. Endovenous radiofrequency ablation involves using thermal energy to destroy the diseased saphenous vein. Endovenous laser ablation is similar — laser energy channeled via a catheter collapses the diseased vein, but it causes more post-treatment discomfort. VenaSeal involves injecting a medical-grade adhesive into the diseased vein to seal its walls shut, turning it into scar tissue eventually absorbed by the body. The vein doctor will select the ideal treatment modality for your specific needs.
Step 6: Minimally invasive treatments for the superficial varicose veins and spider veins.
The primary vein treatments mentioned above destroy the diseased saphenous vein, but they don’t necessarily remove the superficial varicose veins and spider veins. After the primary vein treatment, the vein doctor addresses your cosmetic problems. Sclerotherapy is the best spider vein treatment — the vein doctor injects a sclerosant medicine into the spider veins to make them shrink and dissolve into the body, fading away from the skin’s surface. Foam sclerotherapy is similar, but the vein doctor injects a foamy version of sclerosant medicine to cover larger varicose veins. Ambulatory phlebectomy, also known as microsurgery, is a procedure wherein the vein doctor physically extracts large varicose veins through small incisions on the skin’s surface. The incision marks gradually heal and fade away after a few weeks.
Step 7: Post-treatment recovery guidelines, compression stockings, and a return to daily activities.
After the minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments, the vein doctor will discuss your post-treatment recovery guidelines. You’ll have to wear compression stockings for a few weeks to facilitate effective blood circulation in your legs. The compression stockings are tight-fitting garments that remain under your clothes — they apply pressure on the leg veins to push the blood towards the heart. You’ll also have to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous workouts for a few days, but you’ll be encouraged to walk frequently to maintain blood circulation. After discussing the recovery guidelines, the vein doctor lets you resume all your daily activities. There’s no downtime, so you can resume your work immediately after the vein treatment. The entire process concludes within an hour.