Varicose veins and spider veins can cause an unsightly appearance of the skin in the affected areas, and may also lead to discomfort and other complications if left untreated for long. Several treatment options are available to address these conditions, and the vein specialist will recommend the most appropriate treatment according to the patient’s condition.
The treatment will be preceded by a detailed consultation, during which the patient will learn about the steps involved in the procedure. The vein specialist will determine the patient’s candidacy and create a customized treatment plan at this time. Vein expert Dr. Gregg Reger’s cosmetic practice and medical spa provides vein treatments to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other cities and communities in this part of the massive state of Texas.
Key Part of the Treatment Process
The pre-operative consultation is a vital part of the overall vein treatment process. During the consultation, the vein specialist will seek to understand the patient’s concerns, determine their candidacy for varicose or spider vein treatment, explain the treatment process, address their questions and doubts, and provide preparation and care instructions.
The vein specialist will use the consultation opportunity to educate the patient about all aspects of varicose or spider vein treatment, as per the patient’s needs.
They will encourage the patient to ask questions and clarify all their doubts and concerns with detailed and accurate answers in a patient-friendly language. Patients should feel free to ask questions about the provider’s professional credentials and the kind of services available at their practice.
The patient should also ask questions about the costs involved in the procedure, and discuss the possibility of medical insurance coverage in certain procedures to treat varicose veins.
They should also seek suggestions or information about getting the procedure financed or the payment options offered by the specialist. Information on potential side effects and risks, and downtime and recovery process will also be provided during the consultation.
The vein specialist will examine the patient’s general health condition to determine candidacy. They may review the patient’s previous health records and also assess the condition of the vein affected areas and the skin type. Some of the issues to assess during the consultation may include:
- Did the candidate receive a surgery or vein treatment previously in the areas to be treated?
- Did the candidate experience pain, skin allergy or injury at some point in the past in the affected area?
- Has the candidate received any vascular treatment in the past?
- What are the prescribed and non-prescribed medications being currently used by the candidate?
- Does the candidate smoke?
- Does the candidate have a family history of vascular diseases?
Dr. Reger’s cosmetic practice and medical spa receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas for vein treatments.
Examining the Veins
The treatment provider will conduct a detailed examination of the vein condition, and may order an ultrasound test if deeper vein issues are suspected. Depending on the vein condition evaluation, the treatment plan will be decided in close consultation with the patient.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.