Are you frustrated from always hiding your legs because of varicose veins? Has your daily life been impacted by pain and discomfort associated with thick or twisted veins? While there are a variety of effective varicose vein treatments available, these stubborn veins can become more difficult to treat if they begin to bulge. However, a microphlebectomy treatment is a minimally invasive solution for the effective removal of these pesky veins. Learn more about the process and vein treatment options during a consultation with our team at O’Donnell Vein & Laser in Easton or Annapolis, MD!
What Is Microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy, or ambulatory phlebectomy, is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment option for the removal of varicose veins. This treatment allows for the complete removal of varicose veins on legs.
It is important to remember that microphlebectomy is not effective for all varicose veins. It is a treatment option for those veins that are twisted and bulging, and it can be used for veins that are close to the surface of the skin.
What Could I Expect from Treatment?
Microphlebectomy treatments are performed in the comfort of our Maryland offices. The process begins with the application of a local anesthetic. The treatment area is then marked to highlight the areas of concern. Small nicks – approximately 1 to 3 millimeters in size – are made in the skin. A tool resembling a small crochet is then used to tease the vein out of the skin to be physically removed.
There is no set downtime associated with a phlebectomy treatment, and you should be able to return to your normal daily activities! However, it is important to wear specific compression garments after treatment. Our team will provide you with specific instructions.
Results achieved with microphlebectomy will vary for each person, but most people enjoy immediate results! Results are intended to be permanent. The small marks on the skin where nicks were made also typically fade within a year.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most generally healthy adults who are frustrated with certain types of varicose veins may be able to benefit from a phlebectomy. This vein treatment is recommended for veins that are bulging or extremely close to the surface of the skin.
A consultation with our qualified team at either of our Maryland locations can help determine if a microphlebectomy is a good fit for you. This treatment may also be recommended to enhance the removal results achieved with other vein treatments.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about the treatment options for varicose veins? Contact us today at O’Donnell Vein & Laser and schedule your consultation to learn more about a microphlebectomy! Our qualified team proudly serves Maryland with locations in Annapolis and Easton. We look forward to helping you reduce the presence of unwanted veins.