Map & FAQ

1915 Wilmington Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80528

phone: (970) 267-2661

fax: (970) 226-5775

Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!)

Can I get back to work after treatment?

Yes, most patients will return to work on a lighter schedule if possible.

Will my insurance cover my vein treatment?

That depends on whether or not it is a covered benefit.  We do our best to prove that the vein we are treating meets medical necessity.  However, your insurance dictates coverage based on your plan.

Are Varicose Veins just a cosmetic issue?

Most varicose veins are caused by valves that don’t function properly.  We will do an ultrasound to determine this.  If the valves are not working this is an incompetent vein.  That means there is a medical problem and it is not just cosmetic.

Can you treat my veins the same day as my consult?

No.  The consult appointment allows us to plan a treatment to send to your insurance.  It takes time for them to answer our request for coverage.

How long does a consultation take?

Plan on being here for about 1 hour.  You will get an ultrasound, meet with the doctor and the nurse.

What is the difference between a Free Screening verses a Consult?

A free screening is a 15 minute conversation with the ultrasound tech or nurse.  If you don’t know if you have spider veins or varicose, this appointment is for you.

A consultation is an hour long appointment to diagnose and plan a treatment for people that know they have varicose veins.

When is the best time to have my spider veins injected?

Colder weather is the best time to have your spider veins injected.  You should wear compression stockings for 3 weeks after treatment.  You will not want to wear your stockings in 90 degree summer heat!

I am going on vacation next week and would like my spider veins injected before I go.  Can you do this?

This is a bad idea because you need to wear stockings after treatment for 3 weeks.  Also the veins look worse before they fade away.  They usually fade in about 4-8 weeks.  Come back in the fall or winter for your spider vein injections and they will be gone by the next summer!

 

 

Vein and Laser Center