Varicose veins strike fear into the hearts of women (and men) everywhere. We’ve avoided standing for too long and crossing our legs, with the hope of preventing those sneaky spider veins. They’re not just unsightly; they’re uncomfortable. But a new procedure can safely and quickly eliminate the veins in as much time as you’d need to grab lunch.
It’s called VNUS therapy: A tiny catheter powered by radio-frequency energy delivers heat to the vein wall, shrinking and sealing the vein. Once the vein is closed off, blood just flows to other, non-diseased veins. Also, because this procedure isn’t categorized as cosmetic, many insurance programs will cover it. Is your curiosity piqued? Ours is, but then again, we’re kind of vain. Find a local physician who specializes in VNUS closure surgery here.