Are expenses for varicose vein treatment eligible under the Health FSA?

Regarding the treatment of varicose veins, the IRS guidelines for medical reimbursement indicate that if the procedure improves appearance and does not meaningfully promote the proper function of the body or prevent or treat illness or disease, it is not reimbursable. A procedure may be reimbursable if it promotes the proper function of the body or prevents or treats an illness or disease. A doctor’s certification of the latter would be required before reimbursement could be made.