While they are usually unharmful, many patients find that varicose veins can have an impact on their self-confidence and the way they feel about their appearance. Thankfully, however, treatments like the microphlebectomy, which specifically targets varicose veins, can achieve total elimination of their appearance, as well as help patients find relief from the pain or discomfort they may cause.
At LA Vein Center, Dr. Lee and our dedicated team prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. With our microphlebectomy treatment, we’ll be able to help you get rid of varicose veins for good.
What Is Microphlebectomy?
Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves several tiny incisions made in the skin to remove varicose veins that sit just underneath the surface. Although patients may begin to feel a light pinprick sensation during the procedure, this treatment is generally not painful as each surgical slit is quite small. After this technique, patients can enjoy their varicose-vein-free appearance for a lifetime.
Who Is A Candidate for Microphlebectomy?
Patients who have varicose veins close to the skin’s surface and are suffering from pain or discomfort in the legs because of them may benefit the most from a microphlebectomy. Candidates should be in overall good health and free from active skin infections. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any other underlying health conditions that may affect your skin’s ability to heal from wounds, this treatment may not be suitable for you.
This treatment is not recommended for patients who may be prone to blood clotting.
Are There Any Risks with Microphlebectomy?
Besides the small stinging or pinprick sensation during the procedure, there are typically no serious risks involved with a microphlebectomy. Because the incisions for this treatment are so minimal, scarring does not usually occur, and recovery takes little to no downtime at all.
What Is Recovery Like After A Microphlebectomy?
Patients are able to walk and return to their normal routines immediately after their microphlebectomy treatment. However, it’s important to avoid high-intensity activity for the next two weeks. Compression socks and bandages may be recommended while you recover to keep your skin protected and prevent blood clots for several weeks. However, most patients don’t feel the need to take time off work to recover, as their ability to walk and move around won’t be significantly impacted by this procedure.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once the varicose vein has been removed, there is no risk of that vein appearing again in the future. This treatment results in permanent removal. However, it is important for patients to maintain realistic expectations regarding this surgery. Keep in mind that as the body ages, new varicose veins may pop up and form again. If that happens, the team at LA Vein Center is happy to welcome back all patients for a follow-up procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you tired of hiding your legs? Are your varicose veins causing you discomfort? It’s time to book your appointment with the LA Vein Center. To learn more about our microphlebectomy treatment, contact us by clicking here or calling (818) 325-0400 to schedule a consultation at our office in Sherman Oaks, CA.