Varicose veins may rarely be a serious, life-threatening condition, but you may want to see a doctor for treatment if you are bothered by:

  • a constant sensation of heaviness and itchiness on the affected area
  • discomfort when you walk
  • the way it looks – the bulging and the discoloration

There are different types of vein treatment, each of which has its own benefits and risks. 

When you see your doctor and discuss your options, don’t hesitate to ask any questions you have in mind.

Here are some of the most common questions asked by our patients at Premier Vein Clinic in Knoxville:

  1. Is the treatment painful?

Vein treatment has evolved in recent years. We now have minimally invasive procedures that can get rid of your varicose veins with very little discomfort and downtime. 

Usually recommended for small to medium-sized spider and varicose veins, you may feel some discomfort with these procedures, but it’s only temporary. 

  1. What can I expect after the varicose vein treatment?

This depends largely on what type of vein treatment you have and how extensive the treatment area is.

For minimally invasive procedures such as endovenous laser treatment, you are encouraged to walk right after the procedure. There can be some bruising but it will fade away in about 2 weeks. 

  1. Will my insurance cover the treatment?

If your varicose veins are causing physical symptoms like pain and swelling, your insurance may cover or partly cover the cost of the treatment. It’s best to call your insurance company to ask about it.

For more questions and concerns regarding varicose veins and treatment, you can consult with the expert team at Premier Vein Clinic in Knoxville. Request an appointment by calling (865) 588-8229 or online at