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Does insurance cover sclerotherapy?

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It varies. If your varicose veins are causing medical problems such as pain or chronic swelling, your insurance may offer reimbursement. If you want sclerotherapy for cosmetic purposes only, your insurance carrier most likely won't provide coverage. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor and your insurance company.

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

MedlinePlus: "Varicose vein -- noninvasive treatment."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vein Treatments: What to Expect Before, During, and After."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

RadiologyInfo.org: "Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins and Spider Veins."

MedlinePlus: "Varicose vein -- noninvasive treatment."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Vein Treatments: What to Expect Before, During, and After."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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