Specializing in the science and treatment of venous disease
Occasionally, varicose veins near the surface of the skin are too large to treat with sclerotherapy (which may cause brown pigment spots with larger veins close to the skin surface) and are too small to treat with laser ablation.
In these cases, microphlebectomy, also referred to as stab phlebectomy, is sometimes recommended to treat unsightly or painful leg veins close to the skin’s surface.
With stab phlebectomy, varicose veins are removed through small punctures, which leave virtually no scars. This technique differs significantly from vein stripping and should not be confused with that procedure.
Other aspects of microphlebectomy:
Risks to this procedure include mild discomfort or bruising for a few days at the removal site. Occasionally there may be slight injury to small skin nerves that lie close to the vein removed -- this is injury is rare and these nerves usually heal over time.
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