Do insurance companies pay for treatment of spider veins?
If you only have spider veins and no symptoms, then your insurance
company will not pay for treatment of spider veins as it is considered
to be a cosmetic procedure. However, if you also have underlying
reflux in your veins, then there is a possibility that your insurance
company may authorize treatment, but you would need to obtain duplex
examination to determine if you have reflux.
How are spider veins treated?
Traditional sclerotherapy involves injecting medication (Sotradecol®
or Asclera®) into your spider veins to make them fade and disappear.
Surface laser sclerotherapy is non invasive and uses laser to treat
the spider veins on your face, legs and body. We offer both options
and will discuss which is best for you at your consultation.
How long does the procedure
Each treatment session lasts 30-45 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
It does take more than one session to successfully treat your spider
veins. Your doctor will evaluate you at your consultation visit and
provide you with an estimate of the number of treatments that will be
optimal for you.
How quickly can I return to my normal activities?
Patients can resume normal activities the same day, immediately
following the procedure. You should wait one week before swimming if
you receive injections. You should avoid sun exposure for two weeks
if you choose laser sclerotherapy in order to achieve the best
Will the spider veins come back?
Once the spider veins are successfully treated, the treated veins will
not return. However, you will form new spider veins in the future and
can decide to treat them when they appear.
Are there any potential risks or
As with any medical intervention, potential risks and complications
exist with the treatment of spider veins. Each patient should consult
their doctor to determine if their condition presents any special
risks. Your physician will review potential complications of the
procedure at the consultation.
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