The average cost of sclerotherapy is about $500 – this accounts for the total charges associated with the procedure as well as follow up visits. This article will explain the factors that make up the final price in more detail. You may also want to read an overview of the sclerotherapy procedure.
Sclerotherapy – A quick Overview
Before we start discussing sclerotherapy prices, let’s first give a quick rundown of the procedure. Sclerotherapy is used for the treatment of spider veins and varicose veins. It works by injecting a solution directly into the veins through a small needle. The patient might experience some mild discomfort, but a lot of pain is not expected. Your doctor may use a more advanced technique known as ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, which as the name suggests, uses ultrasound to assist the doctor in administering the solution more precisely. Going the ultrasound-guided route may increase the overall price, but will likely yield better results. After the injection, the veins will slowly shrink over time, and hopefully disappear completely over the next couple of months. If the results are not satisfactory, additional treatments may be needed.
Sclerotherapy Cost – Roughly $500
As we said earlier, the average all inclusive price of sclerotherapy treatment is roughly $500. However, it is really difficult to determine exactly how much the exact cost will be for you because it can vary so much from person to person. Some people report paying as little as $100 and other people report paying as much as $1,200, or even $2,000+ in some cases. This range is perfectly normal for any cosmetic surgery procedure because each patient varies so much. No two people will respond to treatment the exact same way.
What Factors Determine the Price?
The main factors that will determine the cost will be:
- Location the surgery is done in (affluent areas such as Beverly Hills, CA generally demand higher prices, but the the doctors are usually highly experienced).
- The skill and expertise of the doctor (obviously, the more prestigious and experienced doctors will charge more).
- How well you respond to your initial treatment
- How many additional treatments you will require
The average cost per treatment is roughly $200 – $300. If you respond well to just one treatment, then of course, the total cost will be low. However, if you require additional treatments, then the overall price will go way up. As stated before, everyone’s body is different. Some people experience very favorable results after just one treatment, and do not require additional treatments. If you only have a very minimal amount of spider veins and varicose veins that need to be treated and you respond well to just one treatment, you can consider yourself lucky. If the first treatment does not fade your spider and varicose veins very well, or you have very large areas that need to be treated, then you are going to pay more than the average of $500, possibly totaling $1,500 or more. It’s impossible to tell until you actually get the surgery.
It Also Depends on the Doctor
All cosmetic surgery prices will depend a lot on the doctor who performs surgery. In general, the longer a doctor has been practicing and the more experience he has, the more he will charge. However, with experience will generally also come better results. This is where you have to decide if the additional cost charged by a more experienced and prestigious doctor is worth it or not. It will come down to a matter of your personal budget, and just how self conscious you are about your spider veins. Also, you may want to consider traveling for your sclerotherapy treatment. In very affluent areas, all prices are going to be higher. Just make sure that finding the best deal is not your primary objective; your objective should be to choose a doctor that you are very confident can give you the results you desire.