We’ve all heard of varicose veins. We’ve all heard of spider veins. But, when we tell a patient here at the Vein Institute of New Jersey that the unsightly blue line on their leg or thigh is a reticular vein, we get more than a few quizzical looks.
Microphlebectomy, the medical term for the removal of large or medium-sized protruding varicose veins is a procedure that can work for you. But, it requires a trained physician to evaluate if this is the right treatment to undertake.
While the name may sound complex and intimidating, microphlebectomy is an outpatient office procedure for the removal of a large varicose vein through a small incision in the leg. It is a safe and effective method for improving the look and feel of the leg.
Are my varicose vein treatments permanent and is it normal to get treated again?
Sclerotherapy is just one of a number of ways to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. The long history of this therapy in the medical community, however, is a testament to its success as a treatment for spider veins.
Lasers have been a popular treatment for many cosmetic procedures over the years, including facial resurfacing and removing hair and tattoos. Lasers also are an effective means for removing the underlying causes of varicose veins, specifically venous insufficiency. Clinical studies have demonstrated that laser[…]