(CLOSURE-FAST PROCEDURE) The radiofrequency occlusion is a non-surgical
treatment of the refluxing vein. A small catheter is
inserted, through a needle stick in the skin, into the
vein. The catheter delivers radiofrequency energy to
the vein wall, causing heat. The vein then collapses
and shuts. *The image to the left demonstrates the process.
Ambulatory Phlebectomy is a technique used to
remove surface varicose veins under local
anesthesia on an outpatient basis in the office.
Tiny incisions (stitches are generally not needed)
are made in the skin and typically leave nearly
imperceptible puncture mark scars. After the vein
has been removed by phlebectomy, a bandage or
compression stocking is worn for a short period. To the left, varicose veins before and after Ambulatory
Phlebectomy (individual results can vary).
Sclerotherapy can be used to treat varicose
veins but is mainly used for treating spider veins.
A tiny needle is used to inject veins with a
medication that irritates the lining of the vein.
The veins then collapse and are reabsorbed.
The surface “spider” veins are no longer visible.
You may need anywhere from one to several
sclerotherapy sessions for any region.
Depending on the type and number of veins
being treated you may have one to several
injections per session.
are usually worn for several weeks after
The procedure is done in the office
with minimal discomfort. Bruising and
pigmentation may occur after the treatment.
This typically disappears within 1-2 weeks.
Although pigmentation almost always fades,
it can last for several months. To the right spider veins before and after sclerotherapy (individual results can vary).