If you are considering having your spider veins (also known as thread veins) treated, you have probably started researching the costs. Prices and pricing models vary widely from clinic to clinic, making it difficult to compare packages and predict your care’s total cost. At Premier Veins, we believe that the cost of your treatment should be transparent, easy to understand and free of any nasty surprises. That’s why we use a fixed-price treatment model. This article explains the model and package costs for a typical treatment journey.
The Premier Veins pricing model
Our fixed-price treatment packages include the cost of initial consultation, treatment, follow-up, scans and compression hosiery. This means that you will know the exact cost of your package as soon as we agree your treatment plan.
What does a thread veins treatment package include?
Our thread veins treatment packages include the cost of:
- Initial consultation (including a duplex ultrasound scan)
- Initial treatment session
- Compression stockings
- Follow-up as needed
Treating single/multiple veins in one or both legs
Overheads for treating multiple veins are only marginally higher than treating one, so we charge per session rather than per vein to keep patient costs as low as possible.
We can treat spider veins on both legs during a single session, and this can often be performed on the same day as your consultation. However, if you have lots of spider veins on both legs, you may require more than one session to get the result you are looking for.
At the consultation, if your scan reveals a deeper issue such as hidden varicose veins feeding the spider veins, you may require two different procedures over more than one session to treat your veins properly. We will be able to assess the likelihood of you needing more than one treatment at your consultation when a scan has been performed.
Package costs for a typical treatment journey
Stage 1: Initial consultation
Patients begin their treatment with us by either booking a free mini-consultation or a full initial consultation.
We offer all potential patients a free no-obligation mini-consultation where you can:
- Meet the team and find out more about us
- Learn how we tailor your treatments to your diagnosis and requirements
- Discuss what you can expect from your treatment journey
- Discuss any questions or concerns that you have (including questions about spider vein and varicose vein treatment cost)
If you decide that you would like a full initial consultation, we can extend the session to accommodate this. Alternatively, we can book another appointment if this is more convenient for you. However, there is no obligation to do so – the only cost of the mini-consultation is your time.
Full initial consultation
If you decide to explore treatment with us, we will book you in for a full consultation. At your appointment, your consultant will:
- Discuss your medical history, symptoms and treatment goals with you
- Perform any necessary non-invasive investigations, including a duplex scan
- Discuss treatment options with you and recommend your next steps
- Encourage you to take time to discuss thoroughly any issues or concerns
- Create your treatment plan and explain the costs
Cost: An initial consultation with Premier Veins costs £249.00 and is refunded from your treatment package cost if you decide to become a patient with us.
Why do I need a scan?
Patients that present with superficial spider veins can often have hidden varicose veins. Finding and treating varicose veins makes treating spider veins much more effective. For this reason, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends the use of duplex ultrasound to “confirm the diagnosis of varicose veins and the extent of truncal reflux, and to plan treatment for people with suspected primary or recurrent varicose veins”.
Stage 2: Treatment – Microsclerotherapy
Your consultant surgeon will treat your legs using microsclerotherapy – the most effective clinical technique for resolving spider veins. It is a straightforward walk-in-walkout procedure that takes less than an hour to perform.
How many treatment sessions will I need?
The number of visits to treat your thread veins varies hugely from patient to patient, so we price treatment per session. Most patients require between 2-4 sessions to get the result they are looking for. Your initial treatment session can usually take place on the same day as your initial consultation.
Initial treatment session (including consultation, scan and stockings) – £498.00.
Further treatment session – £349.00
Treatment for underlying varicose veins
If hidden varicose veins are diagnosed as the root cause of spider veins, you may require an alternative treatment or an additional procedure. The duplex scan results will determine this, and your consultant will discuss the options with you during your initial consultation.
Alternative procedures include:
- Radiofrequency ablation with adjuvant ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy
- Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy
In most cases, microsclerotherapy doesn’t require a follow-up consultation because it may take 6-12 months for the spider veins to gradually fade. However, if you have any concerns, we are happy to see you to check that healing is progressing as expected.
Will the NHS treat spider veins?
Spider vein treatments are not available on the NHS as they are a cosmetic issue. However, the NHS may fund treatment for associated varicose veins if they cause complications.
Contact us for more information
Premier Veins offers a range of walk-in-walk-out treatments for varicose veins and thread veins. If you would like to talk to us about our treatment packages or book a FREE mini-consultation, please contact our friendly reception team who will be happy to help.
Call us: 0121 769 2646
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