Most patients describe minimal itching and burning for 5-15 minutes following sclerotherapy. You will feel the prick of the needle being inserted into the skin. However, we use the tiniest needles possible to reduce the discomfort felt by our patients.
If we are able to treat the “feeder” veins effectively, you may require one or two treatments. However, if you have a more severe problem,numerous spider veins over a larger area, we may require 3-5 sessionsin the care of you. These are spaced approximately 4-6 weeks apart.
A micro-phlebectomy, a varicose vein treatment That is used to
treat certain types of varicose veins. The word “phlebectomy”
literally means removing the vein. When someone speaks of “leg vein
removal”, that’s exactly what this procedure does. The day of the
procedure, your leg will be marked where the veins bulge out. Then,
a special local anesthetic is injected into the area surrounding
your leg vein. The doctor will make tiny incisions of about
2-3mm-the size of a ball-point pen tip – and use a crochet-type hook
to “grab” the vein and remove it. This interrupts
What if I need those veins?
You may wonder, “what if I need those veins later? Suppose I need surgery?” If the veins were functioning normally, then yes, you need them later! But since the veins are dilated and not working properly, you’redoing more harm than good.
Will there be scarring?
You’ll be pleased to know that the incisions are so tiny, that any scars aren’t seen. Most patients can barely see their incisions four to six weeks after surgery.
How much down time or recovery time is needed?
The recovery time for this leg vein removal procedure is negligible. You need to take it easy for the first 48 hours. After the first two days normal activities are resumed. Only strenuous exercise is discouraged the first week to ten days, as are swimming and hot tubs.