A microphlebectomy can be performed in a doctor’s office using local anesthesia. First, a local anesthetic is injected into the area of the varicose vein clusters that are being treated. The doctor then uses a small scalpel to puncture the skin next to the varicose vein, inserts a small hook into the hole, grasps the vein, and removes it. The area is covered with steristrips. We recommend wearing your medical compression socks for two to three weeks following the vein treatment.
Activities to avoid one week after your microphlebectomy
- Hot tubbing
- Taking baths
- Doing hot yoga
- Getting a massage