After treatment of the saphenous veins via radiofrequency ablation or VenaSeal, most varicosities tend to flatten out and are not as visible as they one were prior to treatment. In some cases, these varicosities are fed by other branches of veins and need to be treated individually. Heart of Dixie Vein and Vascular Center can treat these varicosities in our office as all other vein procedures, with a minor procedure known as phlebectomy.
Microphlebectomy is removal of varicose veins through tiny incisions on the leg. No stitches are necessary. This procedure is minimally invasive, leaving no scarring and uses local anesthetic only. Coverage by insurance can be discussed with Heart of Dixie Vein and Vascular team.
Phlebectomy is a very small micro-incision that is used to get large superficial varicose veins to no longer be visible on the surface of the skin. These are very small incisions, no stitches are needed; just a steri-strip over the area. Compression socks are recommended after this procedure for 5-7 days.