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How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?

All before and after photo results vary and are not guaranteed. Unlike Varicose Veins, which are caused by an underlying issue and, therefore, treatment is considered medically necessary and almost universally covered by insurance; Spider Veins are cosmetic in nature and not covered by insurance. Spider Veins are groupings of tiny, threadlike dilated veins that [...]

Dr. Craig Schwartz Awarded Top Doctor Award by RealSelf

Dr. Schwartz was awarded a Top Doctor award by the online patient resource, RealSelf.com for being among the top 1% of Social Influencers in Cosmetic Medicine. This designation was based on the strength of his credentials, patient results and expertise in his field of medicine. In order to even be considered as a RealSelf “Top [...]

Say Yes to Our SculpSure® Body Contouring Treatment for a Slimmer Silhouette Just in Time for the Big Day!

If jingle bells mixed with wedding bells this past holiday season – congratulations, you are engaged! You’ve got the partner of your dreams, a shiny new diamond and have probably had visions of your “perfect” wedding dress in your mind for years! And now you get to make that vision a reality! Of course, your [...]

You Don’t Need Cosmetic Surgery for a Younger Looking Face!

Venus Freeze™ and Venus Viva™ offer kinder, gentler alternatives to cosmetic surgery and painful laser treatments, that require days, if not weeks, of redness and downtime. According to the American Society of American Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), surgical cosmetic procedures were up just 7% in 2015 compared to a 22% increase in the number of non-surgical [...]

Double Chin Treatment – CoolSculpting vs. Kybella

Double Chin Treatment – CoolSculpting vs. Kybella No matter how toned, sculpted and thin you may be, the dreaded double chin, turkey neck or jowly jawline can’t be corrected without the help of a cosmetic physician. In the past, anyone who wanted to rid themselves of any double chin fat would require a liposuction procedure, [...]

Growth in Popularity of new SculpSure™ Body Contouring Treatment

Growth in Popularity of new SculpSure™ Body Contouring Treatment We are a nation of women who want results and want results now. And this is especially true when talking about the body! Few have time for the pain and downtime involved in minimally invasive liposuction, thus the explosive growth of cutting-edge, non-surgical fat removal options, [...]

Fat Reduction, Facial Skin Rejuvenation and More Cosmetic Treatments Gaining Popularity with Men

Cosmetic medicine has, traditionally, always been viewed as an entirely female-oriented field of healthcare. Not any more! Men are more aware of their appearance than ever before with selfies, profile pictures and social media a day-to-day part of their lives. At the same time, in-office, non-surgical cosmetic procedures make it easier and less intimidating for [...]

Painful Varicose Veins

While most patients with varicose veins do have symptoms to one degree or another, not all varicose veins cause pain, and the ones that do can be symptomatic of anything ranging from mild venous reflux all the way to a true medical emergency, such as bleeding or clotting. The pain that soften accompanies varicose veins [...]

6 Things You Didn’t Know Happen When You Get Botox® or Xeomin® Injections

It may be a miracle in a bottle and the ultimate wrinkle eraser, but do you really know what’s going on when a single dose of any neuromodulator (Botox®, Dysport or Xeomin®) gets injected? Neuromodulators temporarily inhibit the nerves that signal certain muscles to contract. Once these muscles are weakened, they can’t make the movements [...]

Vein Treatment Referrals and your Primary Care Physician

As part of their strategy to increase quality-of-care and control costs, many managed-care plans require patients to choose a primary-care physician (PCP) - usually a family practitioner, internist or pediatrician - to provide basic medical care. Often, PCPs also play the role of medical specialists gatekeeper. That is, they are responsible for determining treatment and [...]

Treating a Serious Traffic Jam: Why It’s Important to Be Seen for Varicose Vein Treatment

If you’re suffering from tired, achy legs, swollen ankles or have “itchy veins”, it’s imperative that that you take your lunch hour and devote the time to getting your varicose veins treated immediately. Why? Because varicose veins are progressive, and if left untreated, may lead to the development of a disease called chronic venous insufficiency [...]

Considering “Vein Stripping” for Your Varicose Veins? Think Again…

It’s amazing when I think back on all the medical advancements in varicose vein treatment, even over the past five years. Now, thanks to innovative, minimally invasive technologies that involve the use of lasers, never has it been easier or faster to get your varicose veins treated. Despite these medical advancements, many patients are still [...]

Dr. Schwartz Wins Patients’ Choice Award from Vitals.com

Congratulations to Dr. Schwartz! He’s just won a Patient’s Choice Award from Vitals.com! Each year hundreds and thousands of new doctor reviews and ratings are featured on vitals.com. Patients write about their experience and rate their doctor on several components of care, including bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, and degree of follow-up. Patients also provide [...]

Patient Testimonial

We received this fun cookie bouquet from a patient who came to Dr. Schwartz to have his varicose veins retreated. He saw another vein specialist a couple of years ago but came to Dr. Schwartz after they reoccurred. (The previous vein doctor didn't treat the actual source of the issue which why they reoccurred.) We [...]

You’re Invited!

On Thursday Oct 9th, 2014, I’m holding the first of a series of educational events on the latest non-surgical beauty and fat removal treatments. With the holiday season just around the corner, this information evening is an ideal way to get informed about how you can look your best, defy aging or trim any unwanted [...]

No More Vein Stripping! How to Remove Your Varicose Veins Without a Hospital Stay, General Anesthetic or Long Recovery Period!

If you’ve been researching varicose vein treatments or have heard that you need to undergo a procedure called “vein stripping”, it’s important to remember that saying: “Don’t believe everything you hear!” What Is Vein Stripping? You might be surprised to learn that many vein doctors and hospitals today still practice vein stripping! If you’re visiting [...]

Exercise After Spider Vein Treatment

Spider veins, though pesky and unattractive, are easily treated in the comfort of my Kansas City vein clinic, located in Leawood, KS. Many of my physically active patients are hesitant, however, to schedule treatments, as they don't want to interrupt their various exercise and training programs. However, sclerotherapy (the gold standard for spider vein treatment) [...]

Vein Treatment and DVT

Almost 2 million Americans develop Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) each year. These blood clots typically arise in the legs, but can occasionally break loose and travel through the heart to the lungs with serious consequences. In fact, more people die each year from blood clots than breast cancer and HIV combined. The major risk factors [...]

Can You Treat Varicose Veins Naturally?

Maybe you’ve seen advertised those topical creams claiming to help get rid of varicose veins? While there are some steps you can take to ‘naturally’ treat varicose veins (or self-manage as it’s sometime called), the presence of varicose veins likely means that you suffer from significant underlying vein disease, which is progressive and can, in [...]

Insurance and Vein Treatment

One of the most frequent questions my vein patients ask is if insurance will cover treatment for their varicose veins. Insurance companies consider varicose veins to be a medically necessary problem when complications such as clotting, bleeding or skin changes have already developed from them, or when they cause symptoms such as heaviness, aching, tiredness, [...]

Exercise After Spider Vein Treatment?

Spider veins, though annoying and unattractive, are easily treated by Dr. Schwartz in the comfort of our beautiful Leawood clinic (located just north of Town Center Plaza and Park Place). Many of our physically active patients are sometimes hesitant to schedule a vein treatment as they don’t want to interrupt their various exercise and training [...]

Year-End Insurance Reminder

As the end of the year is in sight, it’s important to note that this can be the best time of the year to seek medically necessary vein treatment, as most flexible spending accounts and insurance benefits will soon expire. In addition, many patients have met their insurance deductibles by now, with their new deductible starting over on January 1st.  If [...]

Dr. Craig Schwartz chosen as KC “Super Doctor”

Dr. Craig Schwartz of Vein Centers for Excellence of Kansas City has been named by Kansas City Super Doctors® as one of the 2014 top doctors in Kansas City for vein treatment.  The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians. After an extensive nomination and research process conducted by Key Professional Media, Inc, the results [...]

Leg Ulcers and Vein Treatment

Until recently, patients suffering from venous ulcers were told to wear compression stockings and elevate their legs whenever possible. Now, recent advances in minimally invasive laser vein treatment offer long lasting treatment without the need for endless wraps, lotions, or Unna boots. Venous ulcers are wounds or open sores on the lower extremities, which are [...]

Weight Loss and Varicose Veins

Along with heredity, pregnancy and occupations or activities requiring long periods of standing or sitting, being overweight can be a contributing factor to the development of vein disease in your legs. My patients often want to know how weight loss will affect their varicose veins.  As you lose weight, your overall health will improve, and your legs may feel improved. However, if you [...]

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