Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. Mostly cosmetic in nature, they often form over time due to a number of factors including genetics, age, hormonal changes or from having a job that requires very long periods of time on your feet. Upon being diagnosed with spider veins, your vein specialist will mostly likely prescribe a treatment protocol of sclerotherapy injections – the gold standard in spider vein treatment. It is one of the most effective and lowest-risk cosmetic procedures available, and anesthesia is not required. So how much will this treatment cost?
Overview: What Is Sclerotherapy?
Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical spider vein treatment that involves the injection of an FDA-approved solution directly into the spider vein via a tiny needle. The injected solution irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and then to disappear over time. This treatment is done in your physician’s office and takes roughly 25-30 minutes to complete. Most patients will have larger clusters of spider veins that will need to be treated on more than one occasion to accomplish full fading of the veins, and often require a series of 3-5 treatments on average over the course of several months. Your physician will give you a detailed treatment plan which will be fully customized to your individual needs.
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How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?
As with all procedures, the cost of sclerotherapy varies based on several factors. Although the experience of specific providers can often affect the cost, the single most influencing factor over cost is often the geographic location of where you are seeking treatment, with fees running considerably higher on both coasts, as well as in the larger metropolitan areas. The most important factor influencing the cost of treatment is the size of the treatment area and the number of veins being treated, as these factors will determine the number of treatment sessions that will be required for full spider vein clearance. Most of our spider vein patients typically require 4-6 sclerotherapy sessions spaced 5-6 weeks apart. There is also an additional fee for a pair of prescription-grade compression stockings that need to be worn after each treatment session.
It’s important to note that spider vein treatment is most often considered cosmetic and almost never covered by insurance. Many patients are often able to apply FSA/HSA funds towards their spider vein treatment and stockings.
The U.S. national average for sclerotherapy treatments is $350 per session. However, the sclerotherapy treatment available at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute ranges from $250 – $350 depending on the length of each sclerotherapy session. The experienced vein treatment staff at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute will determine your recommended treatment plan and associated fees at the time of your vein consultation.
Bess, the nurse sclerotherapist at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, is absolutely the best! She made me feel comfortable and confident throughout my spider vein injection treatment. She was great at tending to my needs and distracting \me during the treatment. I highly recommend seeing her for your spider vein treatment. Also, the office was extremely clean and welcoming. A+ for an overall experience!
Take The Next Step
It’s time to begin treating your spider veins with sclerotherapy injections now and look and feel your best in this new year! Take the next step now by calling the trusted vein specialists at Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute at 505-848-VEIN or fill out the form on this page and one of our staff members will reach out to you promptly. Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute is located in the Journal Center area of Albuquerque and proudly serves vein patients throughout the entire Albuquerque area, as well as Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, Los Lunas and other areas throughout New Mexico.
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