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How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?

If you have spider veins and want to get rid of them, you have options. Sclerotherapy is often considered the “gold standard” treatment for spider veins. This minimally invasive treatment closes off problem veins to eliminate their appearance. Treating spider veins with sclerotherapy is highly effective and requires little to no discomfort or downtime. 

What are Spider Veins?

Spider veins occur when thin-walled veins just under the skin expand and stretch. This allows blood to become visible, giving them a purple, blue, or red appearance. They often look like webs or tree branches under the surface of the skin. In some cases, spider veins can indicate a more serious venous problem. Dr. Craig Schwartz will diagnose and treat spider veins and any underlying conditions. While spider veins generally cause no symptoms, they may itch or burn. While generally harmless, they may indicate possible underlying venous issues. 

How Does Sclerotherapy Treat Spider Veins?

Dr. Schwartz performs sclerotherapy by injecting a sclerosing solution directly into the problem veins. This solution irritates and scars the vein walls, causing them to collapse. With no blood flowing through the treated vein, the body will absorb it over the following weeks. Some veins may require more than one treatment to eliminate them entirely. Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can be used to treat larger, deeper veins not visible on the surface.  

How Much Does Sclerotherapy Cost?

Dr. Schwartz will develop a customized spider vein treatment plan to meet your needs. Although average prices for short 20 minute sessions typically range from $100 to $500 per session, Dr. Schwartz, actually, begins your treatment protocol with an “extended session” that is more expensive than the subsequent sessions.  Additionally, most patients will have additional expenses, such as support garments, unless they already own a pair. While some spider veins will disappear with one treatment, others will require several injections to achieve results. We strongly recommend a consultation with Dr. Schwartz to discuss the details of your treatment. 

What is Sclerotherapy Treatment Like?

Sclerotherapy treatments usually take less than an hour. Dr. Schwartz will clean the area and inject the sclerosing solution. You may feel a mild tingling or stinging as the solution goes in. Treatment can include several injections depending on how many veins Dr. Schwartz treats. You can leave immediately after treatment and return to work or your usual daily routine, although you should avoid lifting or strenuous exercise. 

How Long Does it Take to See Sclerotherapy Results?

Results from your sclerotherapy treatment take time to develop. You may start to notice the treated veins fading after about four to six weeks. You will see maximum results after a few months. Spider veins that require a second treatment will remain noticeable until they have been closed off entirely. When the treated veins stop carrying blood, the flow will divert to healthy veins. 

How Long Will My Sclerotherapy Results Last?

The body absorbs veins treated with sclerotherapy, and they will not grow back. However, you can develop new spider veins, especially if you have an inherited tendency or several existing risk factors. The treated veins will not reappear, and new ones can be treated if they develop. 

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

Other Spider Vein Treatments

At Premier Vein and Body, we believe that spider veins are best treated with a combination of sclerotherapy injections and superficial, or topical, laser therapy for the quickest, most thorough resolution. Be cautious of any physician who claims they can all be thoroughly eliminated via only sclerotherapy injections or only topical laser. Optimum long-term results are achieved through combining both treatment modalities.

Is There Any Downtime with Sclerotherapy?

You can leave our center after your appointment and return to your usual activities. You may have a compression garment to wear as instructed. This garment will help collapse the treated veins. You may also notice bruising or itching at the injection sites for a few days.  It is important to remember that spider vein treatment is a process, generally requiring multiple sessions over several months, and that they will likely look worse before they look better.We recommend that you avoid:

  • Soaking in baths or hot tubs
  • NSAIDs such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Exposing the treated areas to the sun
  • Strenuous exercise or lifting

Good post-treatment care will help the treated veins collapse and make sure you see the best possible results from your treatment. During your follow-up visit, Dr. Schwartz will assess whether any of your spider veins will need additional treatment. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Sclerotherapy?

Almost anyone who has spider veins makes a good candidate for sclerotherapy. This minimally invasive treatment is safe and effective for most people. Dr. Schwartz may recommend combining sclerotherapy with other treatments if your spider veins come from an underlying venous malfunction. You might not make a good candidate for sclerotherapy if you have certain bleeding or clotting disorders that can affect how the treatment works.


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about sclerotherapy, call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier vein treatment center can help you!

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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