First developed in the 1920s, sclerotherapy has withstood the test of time and proven to be an effective treatment for various vein conditions. Injection sclerotherapy can be a very attractive alternative to more invasive surgical vein treatments for patients who qualify. In certain cases, it can also be used in conjunction with other vein removal treatments, such as cutaneous laser treatment or Veinwave ™.
How Sclerotherapy Works
In this rather simple procedure, veins are injected with a sclerosing solution, which makes the blood vessels shrink and causes the unwanted veins to collapse and fade from view.
The procedure may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including aching and burning. If necessary, an ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy procedure is also available.
Benefits of Sclerotherapy
- It is a minimally invasive, in-office treatment.
- Recovery is very quick, and patients can immediately resume routine activities.
- There is minimal, if any, discomfort experienced by the patient.
- It is a safe and time-tested procedure.
- It allows patients to experience relief from mild symptoms associated with spider veins.
Insurance Coverage for Procedure
Insurance companies do not cover the cost of sclerotherapy when it is a cosmetic procedure. Some insurance plans might provide coverage if the treatment is for varicose veins and is deemed medically necessary due to pain or discomfort that interferes with daily activities.
For more information about insurance coverage or treatment cost, you can contact your insurance provider or reach out to our vein removal specialists.