- $125 for one sclerotherapy spider-vein treatment with consultation and diagnostic ultrasound ($800 value)
Prior to administering the treatment, a doctor conducts a medical evaluation for venous-reflux disease, which causes spider and varicose veins, and performs a diagnostic ultrasound. Then, a sclerotherapist injects several microdoses of an FDA-approved medicine into your veins, blocking their blood supply. Gradually, the veins break down and absorb into the body. The procedure and initial consultation take up to an hour and require little to no downtime; subsequent treatments take up to 30 minutes. One treatment usually covers one quarter of a leg; the front and back of lower and upper parts of the leg are all separate treatment areas.
Center for Interventional Medicine
"Varicose veins are large veins on the legs that occur because of an underlying condition known as venous reflux disease," explained Dr. Meghal Antani, a board-certified vascular specialist, during a segment on GTV's The Capital Forum. According to Dr. Antani, this condition afflicts 20%–30% of women and 10%–15% of men. Dr. Antani, along with a team of experienced medical specialists at Center for Interventional Medicine, has treated vein conditions—including venous reflux disease—more than 10,000 times. To deliver effective results with little discomfort and downtime, they offer three minimally invasive advanced techniques using state-of-the-art equipment: endovenous ablation, sclerotherapy, and phlebectomy. Whereas endovenous ablation closes a damaged vein by applying light energy, sclerotherapy seals small spider veins with an FDA-approved medicine. During a phlebectomy, the physician extracts the vein through a tiny hole with a grasping tool or a pair of chopsticks. The conveniently located facility is just off major highway exits, and free parking is available out front.