After your consultation, our vein doctors may suggest that sclerotherapy is the best option for you. It is an FDA-approved treatment that has become an increasingly popular option for veins of all sizes, specifically due to its versatility, efficacy, and rapid recovery time.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy treats both varicose and spider veins using a concentrated, injectable foam. Once injected into small veins, the solution adheres to the vein walls, causing the unsightly veins to quickly close and be reabsorbed into the body. After treatment, circulation improves and the visible appearance of the veins disappears.

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What Is Sclerotherapy?

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What Sclerotherapy Treats

Vein Treatment FAQs

  • What does sclerotherapy treat?

    Sclerotherapy treats all sizes of varicose veins and spider veins, but is most often used for small-to-medium-sized veins on the surface of the skin. Sclerotherapy can treat both small cosmetic spider veins and more symptomatic bulging or varicose veins.

  • What are the benefits of sclerotherapy?

    • Each session lasts just about 20–30 minutes, so you’ll be able to come in during your lunch break and go back to work right away.
    • There is little to no downtime following your procedure, so you won’t need to schedule time off.
    • Sclerotherapy is extremely safe, with very few, if any, side effects.
    • We can treat multiple veins in one visit.
    • Many patients see noticeable improvement before they even walk out the door of their first treatment—it’s that effective!
  • Is sclerotherapy covered by insurance?

    Sclerotherapy may be covered by insurance depending on what type of vein concern it is treating. Sclerotherapy can be used both on bulging, painful varicose veins and on smaller spider veins. Varicose vein treatment is often covered by insurance as a medical concern, whereas spider vein treatment, when done by itself, is not often covered, as it is considered a cosmetic concern. As with other treatment options, many patients are surprised to learn that sclerotherapy is covered by insurance due to a vein disease diagnosis. So, if you have any symptoms in your legs, we always advise patients to come in for an ultrasound vein evaluation to determine if their vein treatment would be covered by insurance.

  • How much does sclerotherapy cost?

    When used for spider vein removal, sclerotherapy costs $425 per session, with the number of sessions depending on the surface area treated, the size of the veins, and the darkness of the pigment in the spider veins. Sclerotherapy that is used only for spider veins is not covered by insurance, as they are considered a cosmetic concern. However, sclerotherapy is covered by insurance when used to treat smaller varicose veins that cause pain or discomfort. Sclerotherapy spider vein removal results are permanent, and it typically takes between one and three sessions to complete treatment.

  • How many appointments will I need?

    While one appointment is sometimes enough to treat small clusters of spider veins in your leg, typical treatment plans—which are unique to each patient and their vascular health—range from 1–5 sessions, with 2–4 being average. Each session lasts just 20–30 minutes, and your appointments will be spaced several weeks apart for best results.

  • What are the side effects of sclerotherapy?

    Sclerotherapy may include temporary side effects at the site of the injection, such as:

    • bruising.
    • skin soreness or redness.
    • temporarily darkened skin.

    These minor issues usually go away within a few days or weeks. Rarely, some side effects may take up to a month to completely disappear.

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