Spider veins are considered cosmetic and never covered even though they may cause symptoms.

Varicose vein treatment may be covered by many policies but may have some conditions that have to be met before they will authorize treatment. All carriers require that you have symptoms associated with the varicose veins. The symptoms must be present despite wearing medical support stockings. Dr Stafford will go over your plans specific requirements at the initial consultation.

Will my veins return after treatment?

The veins that Dr Stafford treats should be gone permanently. The patients that develop varicose and spider veins have a genetic predisposition to developing veins so you will always be at risk for developing new veins. You can reduce your risk of developing new veins by wearing support stockings and exercising.

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