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 quick and simple procedure, a solution called sclerosant is directly injected into a vein. Sclerosant makes blood vessels shrink instantaneously and causes the spider or varicose veins to collapse. The blood flow is then absorbed by healthier blood vessels. Shortly after, the vessel becomes scar tissue and fades away. There can be multiple veins that are treated depending on the size and location of the veins.
The procedure takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is much less painful and costly than surgery. It may also remedy the bothersome symptoms associated with spider veins, including swelling, night cramps, and aches. If necessary, an ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy procedure is also available.
- 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.
As the most trusted and respected vein doctors in Florida, Medicus Veincare ensures each patient receives the utmost quality care. We believe in patient education; therefore, our specialists make sure you understand every step of the process before beginning.
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.