What is the Best Low Cost Varicose Vein Treatment?
Varicose veins are the large rope-like or trunk-like mass of knotted and twisted veins that bulge out from the surface of your skin. It’s crucial to treat varicose veins because they can lead to immense bleeding, skin diseases, and a lot more. But what is the cost of varicose vein treatment? And what is the best low cost varicose vein treatment out there?
The cost of varicose vein treatments depends on a variety of factors. It depends on the specific treatment procedure you’re using, the extent of varicose veins, and whether you’re suffering from superficial varicose veins or from chronic venous insufficiency.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a serious circulatory disorder in which your vein valves malfunction. This causes blood to flow back and pool around your leg veins, eventually causing your veins to dilate and bulge outwards in the form of varicose veins. If you’re suffering from superficial varicose veins, then the vein doctor will only need to remove the surface veins. But if you’re suffering from chronic venous insufficiency, then the vein doctor will need to treat the diseased saphenous vein.
The cost of your varicose vein treatment will depend on whether you’re suffering from vein disease and the specific treatment procedure you opt for. In this article, we discuss what is the best low cost varicose vein treatment for you.
Radiofrequency treatment is a varicose vein procedure in which the vein doctor uses heat energy to destroy the affected saphenous vein. During the procedure, the vein doctor first inserts a catheter into the affected saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance and through an incision made on the surface of your skin. Once the catheter is firmly lodged in place, the vein doctor activates it to generate heat and collapse the diseased vein.
This procedure is minimally invasive, non-surgical, has minimal risk of side effects, and leads to zero downtime. It is also one of the most reasonable treatments for varicose veins caused by chronic venous insufficiency. The cost of a single radiofrequency treatment may be approximately $3,000, but that depends on various factors. However, radiofrequency ablation is considered to be a medically necessary procedure so you can expect your insurance to pick up some of the tab.
Endovenous laser ablation, also known as laser treatment, is a procedure in which the vein doctor uses laser energy to destroy the affected saphenous vein. During the procedure, the vein doctor injects anesthesia on your thighs and then drives a catheter and laser fiber through a small incision. Once the catheter is in place, the vein doctor also injects anesthesia along the walls of the diseased saphenous vein. This is necessary to protect the surrounding tissues from the immense heat of the laser. Once the catheter is activated, the laser destroys the saphenous vein so that the accumulated blood can reroute to healthier veins.
This procedure is also minimally invasive, non-surgical, and it treats the underlying chronic venous insufficiency. But it also causes more post-procedural discomfort once the anesthesia wears off because it includes multiple injections. The cost of a single endovenous laser ablation procedure may range from $2,000 to $7,000, depending on the extent of the vein disease. But you can expect your insurance to pick up some of the tab.
VenaSeal is the least painful and least invasive varicose vein and vein disease treatment. This procedure involves the vein doctor injecting a simple medical adhesive into the affected vein in order to seal the walls of the vein shut, thereby restoring blood circulation to the heart. This works instantly and the diseased vein hardens, before eventually getting absorbed by the body.
As the latest varicose vein treatment procedure, venaseal has a 99% success rate, is completely safe, and causes no discomfort either during or after treatment. However, venaseal can be pretty expensive in terms of cost. A single venaseal procedure may cost several thousand dollars, depending on the extent of the disease, and it’s not yet covered by insurance. So you’ll have to pay for the entire cost of venaseal procedure on your own.
Sclerotherapy is the best minimally invasive procedure for superficial varicose veins and spider veins. During this procedure, the vein doctor simply injects a solution into the surface varicose veins to seal them shut, turn them into scar tissues, and reroute the accumulated blood to healthier veins. A single sclerotherapy session can remove up to 80% of the surface varicose veins.
Sclerotherapy is a completely safe procedure with little to no risk of side effects. The national average for a single sclerotherapy session is around $700, which is fairly reasonable even though you can’t expect insurance to pick up the tab.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a minimally invasive and extremely effective procedure for varicose vein removal, but it can only treat superficial varicose veins and not the underlying vein disease. During the procedure, the vein doctor creates a few incisions to physically extract the varicose veins from your legs. This is the perfect procedure if you’re not suffering from underlying vein disease.
The cost of a single ambulatory phlebectomy procedure is around $1,500 and it’s not usually covered by insurance because it’s a cosmetic procedure. As such, it’s the most expensive treatment for varicose veins without underlying vein disease.
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