my friend paid $200 an hour for scelerotherapy. she spent $450 for her 1 leg. what is the average cost to get leg spider veins done on 1 leg
How Much Does Spider Vein Treatment Cost?
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$300 Both Legs and Thighs, Burbank, CA
We charge $300 for both legs/ankles and thighs. This will adress all the veins in those areas. However, you may need more than one session to get the best results. Some people get away with one session, but most people need 2-3.
I always assess each patient ,to determine the number of sessions that they will need. Some patients don't have many veins and i am able to do both legs in one visit. If this is the case, then they will need 3-4 sesions, 3-4 weeks apart. Each session is $225.00.
Cost of Sclerotherapy
In my office, I charge $350 for a 30 minute session to treat as many veins as possible.
I believe that sclerotherapy is still the gold standard for treatment of leg veins.
We do have lasers in our office to treat smaller facial veins.
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Ask physician about sclerotherapy and laser vein therapy costs
Don't focus on cost, focus on experience in treating these problems. It is costly for a physician or health care provider to spend an hour to do sclerotherapy or to laser your veins. The best and most advanced laser machines cost in excess of 100,000 dollars and the laser handpieces have limited # of shots and that is why they are expensive to use.
Scleroterapy is time expensive as physician time is valuable, and sclerotherapy, in my opinion, is done not to generate profit but to complete the cosmetic end of complete vein care. Once the medical causes are treated with microphlebectomy or endovenous procedures (VNUS, EVLT), then the physician should address the spider and reticular veins, and in some cases, varicose veins with sclerotherapy. This will provide the cosmetic end result which patients are seeking.
In summary, find someone who provides you with excellent outcomes and be prepared to pay for their time and expertise. Ask questions about side effects, allergic reactions, hyperpigmentation and recurrence rates. Ask about the different sclerotherapy solutions, use of stockings after and how they minimize recurrence and hyperpigmentation, how the phsician addresses post sclerotherapy hyperpigmentation, and if hey have the experience to treat potential complications such as skin necrosis. These are more important than saving $50 or $100 or$ 200 dollars. You get what you pay for.
Average Cost of Spider Vein Treatment, Sclerotherapy and Laser
This is not a straighforward answer, as there are many variables to consider, but I will try to give you some realistic dollar values. One of the most important considerations is not whether you will be saving $50 by going to clinic A over clinic B, but rather the level of expertise and training of the person doing your treatments. There are places that advertise themselves as "vein spas" or "vein clinics" where you will be treated by a nurse or medical technician with limited formal education in such treatments. What you need to seek out is a Board-Certified Physician who is a Vein Specialist or Vascular Specialist and have them do your treatments directly, rather than their assistant doing it. Believe me, it will be worth the extra money to have it done right . . . you will likely get better results and have less risk of complications.
Now to the cost . . . the average price is between $250 - $400 per session, which is usually around 30 minutes. It will vary some based on geographic regions. Be wary of places that charge "per leg", "per inch", or "per vein" for sclerotherapy. The stardard is to charge for time rather than for treatment area . . . you can treat quite a few veins and often both legs in 30 minutes. The best option as a consumer is a flat fee for the 30 minute block of time and have them treat both legs during that time if possible.
I personally currently (January 2013) charge $300 for a 30 minute session of sclerotherapy for both legs. If another session is needed, a have the patient return in 4-6 weeks and the charge is the same for the next session. I charge the same price for all of my spider vein treatments (whether sclerotherapy, laser, thermolysis, thermocoagulation, VeinGogh, or Veinwave). This gives the patient reassurance that I am performing the best procedure for their situation and putting their interests first. So if I do 30 minutes of surface laser, it is still $300 for the session. I often do a combination of treatments, for example 20 minutes of sclerotherapy and 10 minutes of thermolysis / thermocoagualtion . . . and once again, the price for this 30 minute session is still $300.
Most vein clinics / vein centers will price competitively for the local market. Where I have seen extreme discounts is through Laser spas or Medspas where they will advertise with Groupons or limited time offers. As a consumer, I would be wary of these places as often it is not a doctor or vein specialist treating you and the level of experience of the person performing the procedures can come into question. And often only small areas are treated per session. I have seen LOTS of patients who have done these deals then not been happy and came to see me after the fact in order for me to do another treatment . . . that ends up costing you more in the long run. And dealing with skin burns or skin ulcers because the treatment was performed incorrectly can have devastating cosmetic results. The saying "you get what you pay for" is often true when it comes to spider vein treatments.
I hope that this information was helpful to you as a consumer. Good luck on your vein treatments!
Cost of Sclerotherapy
Our office charges $350 for a session, which typically lasts 20 minutes. There is a limit to the amount of solution that can safely be injected per session. It is most important to insure that you have qualified and trained physician who is practicing in his or her trained specialty.
Costs can vary
Costs tend to vary widely depending not only on where you are but who the patient is. We charge $250 per leg and use hypertonic saline. Pricing can vary based on time taken as well as number of veins treated. Finally, what is injected can also change the pricing because some agents are more expensive than others. Laser tends to be the most expensive because although nothing is injected, the laser is quite expensive to buy and maintain. Hope this helps!
Sclerotherapy, vein treatment, cost
The pricing of sclerotherapy varies widely from location to location and from doctor to doctor. There are many components that factor into the price including experience of the doctor, speciality of the doctor, length of the session, whether one or two legs, type of solution used,amount of solution used, etc. I charge $350 per session and I do as many as I can. My limiting factor is the amount of solution that I use. Usually, unless there are innumerable veins, i can do both legs in one session which takes about 1/2 hour. I schedule sclerotherapy sessions 6 weeks apart and most people require around 3 sessions. If I use less solution with each successive session then the cost also decreases.
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