The cost of treatment for spider veins varies based on a number of factors including:
- Severity of the spider veins
- Number of spider veins to be treated
- Surgeon’s fees
- Hospital or clinic fees
- Geographic location of the physician treating the spider veins
- How many treatments are required to see results
- Skills, training, and experience of the physician doing the treatment
In order to get an exact estimate for how much it would cost to treat your spider veins, schedule an initial consultation with a physician to discuss your unique circumstances.
The cost of one sclerotherapy treatment session can range from $100 to $500 depending on a number of factors. Many patients end up needing 2 to 3 sclerotherapy treatments. Each treatment will cost an additional $100 to $500.
Endovenous Laser Treatment Cost
The cost of endovenous laser treatment is between $2000 and $3000. Once the veins are removed using this method, however, the results are permanent.
Radio Frequency Occlusion Cost
The cost of radio frequency occlusion is often just a bit more than the cost of endovenous laser treatment at $2500 to $3500, but check with your doctor for a precise estimate.
Lasers and Intense Pulsed Light Cost
Laser therapy for spider veins costs between $300 and $450 per session. Patients often need to have between 2 and 5 sessions to experience desirable results so this needs to be taken into consideration when determining the total cost.
Spider Vein Surgery Cost
The cost of spider vein surgical ligation depends on the severity of the problem. This procedure is only appropriate for severe varicosities and often, due to the nature of the symptoms necessitating ligation, the procedure will be covered by insurance. Talk with your doctor to get an estimate of the cost for your unique situation.
Check with your insurance company to find out whether spider vein treatment is covered by your policy. Generally, insurance will only cover spider vein removal that is deemed “medically necessary”. Insurance often does cover spider vein and varicose vein removal if the veins are causing issues like pain, itching, or darkening of the skin, for example. Discuss your situation with your doctor and consider having your doctor draft a letter to your insurance company if he or she deems that the procedure is indeed medically necessary.
If you are having spider veins removed solely for cosmetic reasons, you may want to consider financing opportunities to make the procedure more affordable. Many doctors can offer special financing to patients who would prefer to pay for their procedure in smaller payments over a longer period of time rather than in one lump sum.