What Is Microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy (also known as “mini phlebectomy” or “ambulatory phlebectomy”) is the removal of varicose veins through tiny incisions in the skin. The incisions are smaller than the size of a freckle, resulting in quick healing and no unsightly scars. This procedure is often performed with other vein treatments such as laser therapy (EVLT) and sclerotherapy for several reasons: to reduce inflammation from trapped blood, to decrease the likelihood those varicose veins will come back, and to lower the number of subsequent vein treatments needed.
At the follow-up appointments, we examine the treatment area to make sure the skin is healing well. We also use ultrasound to confirm successful treatment of the veins and the absence of any complication.
With all vein treatments, photographs are taken of your legs before and after your vein procedure to be stored in your medical record. At your follow-up office visits, we’re happy to show you the photographs so you can see the visible difference your treatments have made!