I have a prominent superficial temporal artery and I want to treat it. Am I a good candidate for sclerotherapy? (Photo)
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Temporal artery excision is not a cosmetic procedure
The picture you posted as an example shows a temporal vein. Temporal veins can be injected with sclerosant solutions or excised via microphlebectomy. These are cosmetic and not covered by insurance. This will cost you approximately $2,000.
Temporal arteries are not treated with sclerotherapy as that may cause visual disturbances or vision loss or stroke. They can be excised under specific indications and you should consult a vascular surgeon who has expertise in doing that.
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