What does Sclerotherapy Cost?
In 2017 the average cost of a single sclerotherapy session was a little over $350. That is according to the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). The overall sclerotherapy cost will of course depend on the severity and amount of veins that are treated. There may also be some change in cost depending on where you live.
It is done solely for cosmetic reasons, sclerotherapy is not normally covered by health insurance. With that said, there are medical reasons to have sclerotherapy performed. If you are suffering from pain, discomfort, tightness, tenderness or other medical symptoms, your insurance may cover the procedure. They may, however, insist that you undergo other forms of treatment (like compression stockings) before approving sclerotherapy.
Spider veins and smaller varicose veins respond very well to sclerotherapy. Many people report improvements within a two (2) or three (3) week period. It can take up to three (3) or four (4) months to notice visual improvements for larger varicose veins.
Depending on their size, prevalence and location, it can take between one (1) to four (4) sessions to completely treat all varicose or spider veins.
According to a study published in 2014, 83% of those who underwent sclerotherapy treatment, experienced a significant decrease in the pain associated with varicose veins.
While very positive results are the norm, it is important to temper your expectations a bit. Although very effective, sclerotherapy may not be able to remove 100% of diseased veins. Visible traces or side effects of the treatment may remain after the procedure is over. Our professionals are specially trained to help you decide if you’re a good candidate for laser spider vein removal after the doppler and sclerotherapy to clean up the tiny leftover veins.
Call the Advanced Vein Center today 724-987-3220 for a doppler ultrasound appointment to evaluate your condition. You will then consult and go over the results with our highly trained and specialized physician who will work with you to create a personal treatment plan.