Men with a strong family history or men who have an occupation that requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time are at a greater risk of developing varicose veins or other venous insufficiencies.
Faulty valves that affect the circulation of blood in the lower extremities have been linked to the prolonged absence of physical activity.
Men who take proactive measures to ensure optimal levels of vascular health decrease their chances of experiencing common symptoms associated with varicose veins – including frequent leg swelling and cramping, itchiness or dry skin, and a reduced range of motion.
Varicose Vein Treatment Is Covered By Insurance
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of varicose vein treatment for men. Our staff will handle all of the necessary billing and documentation to get pre-approval and help you maximize your insurance benefits.
Varicose Vein Treatment For Men
The recommended treatment plans for men suffering from varicose or spider veins are typically the same as those suggested for women. Although most men seek medical attention to alleviate problematic vein symptoms that negatively affect their ability to function, some do so for purely cosmetic reasons.
While mild symptoms can often be relieved by elevating the legs or wearing compression stockings, treatments such as EVLT and Ambulatory Phlebectomy procedures are recommended for men experiencing more severe cases of vein insufficiency – such as leg ulcers or deep vein thrombosis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can men prevent varicose veins?
You can prevent varicose veins by staying active, participating in regular physical activities, and maintaining a healthy weight. You also should avoid prolonged standing or sitting and leg injuries. It’s important to note that you cannot change factors such as genetics and age. Those factors can influence a man’s chance of developing varicose veins.
How long does it take to see results from vein treatment?
Most patients begin to see results from varicose vein treatments within a few weeks. Maximum results, however, take a few months. After treatments like endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy, varicose veins start to shrink within 2-3 weeks. However, it can take 2-3 months to disappear fully.
With ambulatory phlebectomy surgery, results are visible right away. Any bruising, swelling, or tenderness resolves within 1-2 weeks. But final results, including fading of surgical scars, can take several months.
Are you awake during vein ablation?
Yes, you are usually awake during vein ablation procedures. Vein ablation procedures are minimally invasive, and doctors often perform them under local anesthesia. Being awake avoids the risks of general anesthesia. It also allows you to communicate with the medical team during the procedure.
At what age do people get spider veins?
Spider veins can appear at any age, but they are more common as people get older. However, factors other than age can also contribute to their development. These factors include genetics, hormonal changes, pregnancy, and obesity. So, while age is a strong factor, certain factors such as heredity and lifestyle can influence their development.
How do you sleep after a phlebectomy?
After a phlebectomy, you should get plenty of rest and sleep in a position that promotes healing and reduces discomfort. You should also sleep on your back after varicose vein surgery.
Furthermore, since your veins are still recovering, you should elevate your legs during sleep. This will reduce swelling. Keeping your operated leg straight as much as possible and not over-stretching it will benefit your recovery.
When should men seek medical advice for varicose veins?
You should seek medical advice if the varicose veins are causing pain, discomfort, or a heavy feeling in the legs. Moreover, if you experience changes in the skin, such as dryness, scaling, thinning, discoloration, or reddening around a varicose vein, you should need medical advice.
You should also call your doctor if your varicose veins begin to itch or bleed. Lastly, if home remedies are not working and symptoms persist for weeks, call your doctor as soon as possible.
Schedule a Consultation for Varicose Vein Treatment
At Varicose to Perfect, we offer a wide range of treatment plans designed specifically for men. Don’t let the aches and pains of varicose veins slow you down. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and get back on track to a healthier, happier, and more productive lifestyle.