Sclerotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that consists of injecting a sterile sclerosing solution into the veins that can be seen on the surface of the skin, known as “Spider Veins,” to close them and allow blood to flow through other healthy veins.
What are Spider Veins?
Telangiectasias or Spider Veins are small dilated capillaries that affect up to 60% of women and 40% of men. They are formed on the surface of the skin, especially on the legs, thighs, calves, and around the heels. Spider Veins can appear for several reasons, including inheritance, overweight, sedentary lifestyle (long hours sitting or standing), use of contraceptives, pregnancy, and age.
Does my medical insurance cover Sclerotherapy treatment?
The appearance of Spider Veins is a warning sign of the existence of an internal circulation problem that can be even more complex and dangerous.
The medical recommendation before the patients get a sclerotherapy procedure, is that they must first get a sonogram to establish the degree of Venous Insufficiency and know what type of treatment is required. In most cases, sclerotherapy is the aesthetic treatment performed after finishing medical treatment.
Medical treatments for Varicose Veins may be covered by your NY state Health Insurance; however, Sclerotherapy injections have an additional cost that in many cases, is not covered by the insurance.
Advantages of Sclerotherapy
It is a minimally invasive treatment
It does not require disability
Immediate changes can be observed
50 to 80 percent of treated veins can be eliminated in each sclerotherapy session