Vein Care FAQ

Will Insurance Cover the treatment?
The treatment of vein disease is covered by most insurance companies when it’s associated with pain and other complications. However, each insurance company has its own rules for the types of therapy that are covered. We will work with your insurance company to make sure that any pre-authorizations have been met prior to the treatment. If the condition is not covered by insurance, we accept several forms of payments including credit cards, check or cash.

Why choose Vein Care treatment?
Varicose vein disease is a progressive disease that, if left untreated, will worsen over time. Varicose Veins can cause pain, swelling, itching, burning, restless legs, cramping and other complications. If left untreated the conditions generally deteriorate to increased swelling, skin discoloration, open sores and can lead to severe and serious health problems including irregular circulation and DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and tissue loss. These symptoms may be avoided when varicose veins are treated early enough.

Is Laser Treatment a painful procedure?
It is common for people to experience minor soreness during and after laser treatment.  It also depends on the location and size of your veins. The physician can provide you with an anesthetic create to help ease any discomfort. You’ll find that our non-surgical vein treatments are fast and effective.

Who will benefit from vein care?
Varicose veins and spider veins are very common for men and women. According to statistics, more than 40 million people have varicose veins America.  Approximately 25% of women have this condition and 15% of men. Most individuals benefit from vein treatments.  Prior to treatment we will review your medical history, performed the necessary diagnostic studies to determine the extent of the problem and the select the best treatment options.

What will happen during consultation?
During consultation, we will discuss your objectives and fully explain the treatment and projected outcome. After evaluating your medical history, select the appropriate diagnostic studies, and then our expert physicians will determine which vein treatment option will work best for you.

How does Laser Varicose Vein treatment work?

The area to be treated is numbed with a local anesthetic and a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein. As soon as the fiber is in the proper position, laser energy is applied and the physician carefully pulls the fiber throughout the length of the effected vein. This energy is delivered in short pulses.  This laser energy heats the vein from within, causing it to shrink, collapse and close. Once it’s closed, healthy veins take over and redirect blood flow back toward the heart.

On our website, you'll find a comprehensive selection of information you will need to know about the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins. We have dedicated segments of this website to both vein diseases and the various treatments, including the most recent minimally invasive treatments. These non-surgical approaches are quick and pain-free. 

We pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most recent information you need to make important decisions about your vein health.

Are vein treatments a long procedure?
It all depends on the size of the area that needs to be treated. Most leg vein treatment sessions take around 30 minutes. We find that some people only need one or more treatments in order to achieve good results.

What happens after each vein treatment?
Walking immediately after the procedure is encouraged, and you can return to normal activity right away. A Post Recovery Information sheet is provided to give you the necessary guideline to ensure the best possible outcome with normal activity resumed within a few short days.

What are the post procedure instructions?
A Post Recovery Information sheet is provided to give you the necessary guideline to ensure the best possible outcome with normal activity resumed within a few short days.

Some people experience tenderness around the treated area for about 1 to 2 days. Following treatment, we advise patients to avoid high-impact exercises or any kind of strenuous activity.  Make sure you wear compression stockings for about 48 hours and then as directed to ensure closure of the vein.

You may have bruising and soreness for 7-10 days after the procedure. Over the counter non-aspirin pain relievers may be taken to reduce pain and bruising. A complete Post Instruction Sheet will be given to ensure highest quality results.

Got More Questions?
Please call us at 847-605-9500 today and our knowledgeable representative will be available to help you. If you prefer to use our website to schedule a consultation, please click here.


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Chicago Vein & Laser Institute
804 East Woodfield Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Tel: 847-605-9500

, October 23, 2012
5/5 stars
Treats you like a human being and not another commodity. Highly recommended if you're looking for varicose vein removal or spider vein treatment...5 stars!