How Does Sclerotherapy Work?
Often, the best treatment for spider veins over half a millimeter is sclerotherapy, an injection-based treatment with a medication called a sclerosing agent. The FDA-approved solution reacts with the vein walls leading to them collapsing. The body absorbs these damaged vessels and redirects blood flow to deeper, healthier veins. With newer FDA-approved solutions, such as Polidocanol, patients experience fewer side effects with virtually no discomfort. Spider veins typically aren’t painful, and now, neither is their treatment.
Spider veins may also form in areas that receive significant UV exposure, like the face. While not painful, it’s always wise to have them checked by a vascular specialists like Dr. Verebelyi and his staff to ensure they aren’t signs of deeper underlying concerns.
How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
Spider veins are largely a cosmetic issue, and as such, are not covered by insurance unless their treatment is deemed medically necessary as part of a larger treatment plan for vascular disease. According to the 2019 statistics held by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, sclerotherapy’s average cost is $343 per leg. However, Colorado Skin & Vein’s above average volume allows us to offer this service below the average cost of our competitors. Factors such as your geographic location, size of area treated and your physician’s expertise may also play a role in the total price of having sclerotherapy. Financing options are available as well.
Double-board certified in Family Medicine and Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Dr. Verebelyi personally performs patient vascular treatments at Colorado Skin & Vein. His ability to help patients understand complex venous conditions with easily understood concepts has resulted in a loyal following of patients in the greater Denver area, making Colorado Skin & Vein one of the premier vascular clinics in the region.