If you are considering a procedure or surgery for
varicose veins, weigh the following before
How much experience does the doctor have with the
particular treatment? Look for a doctor who has done many
What is the overall success rate of the clinic? Be very
cautious when people promise perfect results.
How much do the exam
and treatment cost, and how many treatments does the doctor think you will
need? The cost of treatment can range from a few hundred to several thousand
dollars, depending on how many shots or "sessions" you have. Be very cautious
about clinics that require you to sign a contract for a specific number of
visits at the beginning.
What are the risks of treatment? Ask about
health risks and cosmetic side effects of the treatment.
the expected results and how soon will you notice them? Keep in mind that
varicose veins may recur after treatment. Ask for the rates of varicose vein
recurrence with the type of treatment you are considering.
For help deciding whether to have a procedure for varicose veins, see:
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