What does Sclerotherapy Cost?

What Is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is one of the most used treatment for both spider veins and varicose veins.

The reason people prefer is because it’s a minimally invasive treatment, effective results and vein problems will stay away from you for a long time.

If you are also suffering from any kind of venous problem then Sclerotherapy is a way to go treatment for you!

How Is It Done?

Sclerotherapy isn’t a long process,  it will take only 30 to 45 minutes. since all it requires is injecting a solution in your damaged veins.

Once your doctor injects this solution your veins will shrink and will be closed, then it will be absorbed by your body and your blood will start flowing through the other veins.

Eventually the results will start showing up, however, sometimes some patients may need more than one sessions.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Sclerotherapy?

If you are suffering from varicose veins then you are already a candidate for Sclerotherapy, but there are some factors that can prevent you from getting this treatment.

If you are looking forward to get Sclerotherapy then these factors can make you a good candidate for it:

  • You don’t have blood clotting problems
  • You aren’t breastfeeding, planning to get pregnant soon or gave birth 3 months ago
  • Your age should be between 30-60
  • You are a non-smoker

Are There Any Side Effects Of Sclerotherapy?

Although it’s a small treatment it still has some side effects, they aren’t really serious but they can be annoying, here are some common side effects of Sclerotherapy:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Irritation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Stinging
  • Pain

These are common side effects but there are some rare or serious side effects too, some of them include:

  • Signs of infection
  • Blood clots
  • Pain on the injection site.

These side effects can be dangerous so get help from your doctor as soon as possible!

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.

Success Rate

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.

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