Ambulatory microphlebectomy is a minimally-invasive treatment for varicose veins. It is often used for the treatment of symptomatic varicose veins that are too large to be treated by sclerotherapy or endovenous laser treatments. It is a less invasive alternative to surgical or vein stripping treatments. Elite Vein & Hair Restoration offers state-of-the-art vein treatments in Dearborn and Canton.
Normally, blood sent down to the legs is returned to the heart via the action of the heart, the pumping action of the calf muscle, and one-way valves in the veins. If the valves in a particular vein fail, blood pools in the vein and cause it to enlarge and become visible as a blue or purple twisting vein. All varicose veins are considered to be unattractive, but some also cause symptoms such as aching, cramping, and pain, particularly after standing for long periods.
The main causes of varicose veins appear to be genetic and dependant on gender. Pregnancy, regularly standing for long periods of time, wearing high heels often, and being overweight can increase the risk of developing varicose veins.
Wearing support stockings, exercising regularly, and losing weight can help ease the symptoms of varicose veins, but once they have forme,d they can only be removed by some type of treatment such as ambulatory microphlebectomy.
What is Ambulatory Microphlebectomy?
This procedure completely removes the troublesome varicose vein and the results are apparent immediately, with complete relief from symptoms and the vein no longer visible. Individuals with multiple troublesome varicose veins may require multiple treatments to remove them all.
After an ambulatory microphlebectomy, patients can immediately resume their normal activities; there is no downtime required other than refraining from strenuous exercise and activities for a set time.
Is the Treatment Permanent?
Once the vein is removed, it will not recur. However, other varicose veins can develop in susceptible individuals. Exercising, avoiding standing for long periods of time, avoiding high-heel shoes, and losing weight can help prevent new varicose veins from forming.