Cost of Varicose Vein Removal Treatment – What You Need to Know
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The cost of varicose vein treatment can vary wildly depending on the country that
you live in. In the UK certain surgical interventions like Ligation and Stripping and
Sclerotherapy can be provided on the NHS from time to time.
This is generally when the patients’ varicose veins are starting to impair their quality
of life by causing significant amounts of pain or swelling, limiting the patients’ mobility
or because the veins themselves have become unstable and the patient runs the risk
of bleeding out from a ruptured or damaged vein.
In this instance, the treatment is a medical procedure rather than a cosmetic one. If
you have private health care, your plan may cover medical vein treatment so it is
worth checking if you are in a situation where you are experiencing problems.
Commercial cosmetic practitioners over a bewildering array of treatments and when
choosing somewhere to have a procedure of this type, it will benefit you to get
recommendations, check that the premises is licensed probably and that the people
performing the procedure are properly qualified to do the procedure that you are
The three treatments that are commonly offered are Endovenous Laser Treatment
(EVLT), Sclerotherapy and Phlebectomy.
Sclerotherapy is the least expensive treatment available, as this is a tried and tested
method of dealing with the condition and for many practitioners is the treatment of
choice for minor varicose veins and thread veins.
Costs for this treatment in the UK average somewhere between £150 to £250 for 1-
hour treatment and around $200 to $400 in the US, however the number of
treatments and the cost will depend on the extent of your varicose veins, how large
they are, whether both legs need to be treated, if your problems veins are on an
another area of the body and the skill of the medical pr