Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD
Dr. Cole is board certified in dermatology. He obtained his BA degree in bacteriology, his MA degree in microbiology, and his MD at the University of California, Los Angeles. He trained in dermatology at the University of Oregon, where he completed his residency.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- Sclerotherapy facts
- What is sclerotherapy?
- Is sclerotherapy safe?
- Does sclerotherapy hurt?
- Is sclerotherapy an effective treatment for varicose veins and spider veins?
- Who is a good candidate for sclerotherapy?
- How do people prepare for the sclerotherapy procedure?
- How are sclerotherapy injections administered?
- What is the recovery time for sclerotherapy?
- What aftercare is needed following a sclerotherapy procedure?
- What are the benefits of sclerotherapy?
- What are risks, side effects, and complications of sclerotherapy?
- Does insurance cover the cost of sclerotherapy?
- Find a local Dermatologist in your town
Does insurance cover the cost of sclerotherapy?
Although insurance companies differ in their coverage and preapproval is always helpful, the treatment of venous insufficiency is usually covered. The treatment of cosmetic problems including spider veins is rarely covered.
Medically reviewed by Martin E. Zipser, MD; American Board of Surgery
Goldman, Mitchel P. "My Sclerotherapy Technique for Telangiectasia and Reticular Veins." Dermatol Surg 36 (2010): 1040-1045.
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