Also known as ambulatory phelebectomy, this minimally-invasive procedure is ideally suited to treat superficial bulging veins that are too large for sclerotherapy. For this reason, it is more appropriate for treating varicose veins rather than smaller spider veins.

Benefits of Microphlebectomy

  • Minimally-invasive
  • Minimal down time

Steps Involved

1. Ultrasound is performed before treatment

2. Performed under local anesthetic

3. The procedure is relatively quick, lasting between 30 minutes to an hour.

4. Due to the small size of punctures, this procedure doesn’t require stiches.

5. With minimal downtime most patients are able to go back to their daily activities the following day.

6. Doctors may recommend compression stockings to be used during the first two weeks after the procedure to control minor swelling.

Possible Side Effects

  • Minor bruising and mild discomfort which may last only a few days following the procedure.
  • In rare cases, may cause a skin nerve injury.

Schedule your consultation with Pacific Med Health Group to see how one of our expert plastic surgeons can help you revitalize your appearance with a varicose or spider vein removal. To book your appointment at one of our Southern California locations, please call (800) 580-7633 or fill out our online form today.