Spider veins can be treated through methods like sclerotherapy, laser treatment as well as ambulatory phlebotomy. The following article discusses these techniques as well as their costs.
Varicose veins is a condition characterized by enlargement of veins, especially those in the limbs. Spider veins, is a milder variation of the same, and is less likely to cause any serious health concerns. In fact, for most people, it is nothing but a cosmetic worry.
As the name suggests, these veins appear as spider webs, with short lines which have a sharp uneven surface or outline. This condition can be treated using certain non-invasive as well as minimally invasive techniques, which have been described below along with their costs.
Treatment Options for Spider Veins
The cost incurred to deal with this condition, depends on several factors including the treatment method, the doctor responsible for the treatment, and the region or medical center where the procedure is performed.
Here, the doctor injects a solution into the affected veins, causing them to collapse. This causes a hindrance in the blood flow to these veins, thus causing them to scar. Within a few weeks, the injected spider veins are expected to fade away. In some cases, patients might have to undergo the procedure more than once. On an average such a treatment requires about $550 per leg per treatment. This amount may vary with the number of veins that are being treated, the degree of enlargement of the veins, and number of sites affected.
Laser Vein Removal
This relatively new technique involves laser treatment, which makes the spider veins fade gradually, and disappear. The advantage of this method is its precision and accuracy. It targets only the area that is meant to be treated. The procedure may take about 30 minutes, and one or more laser sessions may be recommended, depending on the severity of the case. The cost incurred may be $200-$400 per session.
This is reputed to be the most expensive option of all. Here, the surgeon removes the affected veins through a series of tiny punctures in the skin surrounding the veins. This method is costly because of its quick execution time, and also because it can be done in a single visit. The minimum cost is $1000 per leg.
The cost of a spider vein removal surgery is driven by multiple of factors associated with the condition, the professional who administers the treatment, location, etc. It is advisable to seek professional consultation to get accurate information about the methods, their benefits and risks, and the costs involved.
Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.