The Cost to Remove Spider Veins by Laser (or Other Methods)

For removal of spider veins, cost is an important factor.  You can have spider veins removed by sclerosis or by laser although the cost to remove spider veins by laser is higher.  You need to decide whether or not you want to have your spider veins removed by the cheaper method or by the more expensive laser method.

Spider veins look like a nest or a tree of tiny veins that look purplish or bluish under the skin.  They are due to increased pressure within the veins and are almost always secondary to heredity plus standing or sitting for long periods of time.  Spider veins are like varicose veins but they are much smaller than and not as ropy as varicose veins.  Even so, they are unsightly and many women want to get rid of them.  Spider veins are much more common in women than in men and can occur on the face, thighs, calves and ankles.

One technique that works well is to cauterize facial spider veins.  Electrocautery is used to block off the feeder vein to the spider veins and the rest of the spider veins go away.  The trick is finding the feeder vein so as not to do too much cautery.  Electrocautery can scar the skin so as few areas treated with cautery, the better is the outcome.

Laser treatment currently provides the best way to get rid of spider veins.  The cost to remove spider veins by laser is around $200 to $500 per session and it often takes several sessions to get rid of the spider veins.  Laser uses a bright light that penetrates the skin and shrinks the spider veins.  It is mildly uncomfortable but works well on the face due to a lesser amount of scarring.  Sometimes it takes five or more sessions to be through with spider veins using the laser method.  The recovery time is completely immediate and there is a minimal chance of bruising or other side effects.

There are some homeopathic treatments for spider veins.   These include the topical application of vitamin K.  Taking vitamin K orally helps as well.  This can treat the discoloration of the skin that overlies spider veins.  The topical cream version of vitamin K can heal the spider veins nicely.  Vitamin K homeopathic treatment is inexpensive, costing less than twenty dollars for a package of topical vitamin K, which comes in a tube or in caplets you open up and get the oil out.  Vitamin K is an oil-based vitamin that penetrates the skin easily.

Sclerotherapy costs around $100 to $300 per session.  Like laser therapy, several  sessions are required.  In sclerotherapy, the surgeon uses a tiny needle injected directly into the unsightly vein.  A small amount of sclerotherapy solution is injected into a vein, causing the vein to collapse and the blood cells to burst. There is a small amount of bruising from the collapsed blood vessels but this passes after a few weeks.

The method you use to get rid of your spider veins depends on how much you are willing to spend and on the method your cosmetic surgeon prefers.  However as a first step don’t forget homeopathic remedies which could solve the problem effectively and cheaply.

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