Reticular Vein Ablation with Sclerotherapy

Procedure: Chemical Ablation of Reticular Veins

Overview

This is a 40 year old patient who spends her career working on her feet all day. As a result, superficial veins in the back of the legs have become prominent and unsightly. This quick office procedure involves accessing the vessel with a very small needle and injecting a chemical which causes the vessel to shut down and it is no longer visible. These are superficial vessels and so there is no circulatory downside to closing them.

The unsightly vein is accessed with a small needle, and the chemical is injected.

The unsightly vein is accessed with a small needle, and the chemical is injected.

Left image shows unsightly reticular veins on the back of the knee. The right photo shows immediately after injection of chemical sclerosant.

Left image shows unsightly reticular veins on the back of the knee. The right photo shows immediately after injection of chemical sclerosant.

Results

Results above were achieved with one treatment. Depending on the size of the vessel, complete ablation can take one or more treatments. To see a video of the procedure in real-time, follow us on Instagram by clicking on the icon below.

I was worried about pain. The needle was so small that it felt like a mosquito bite, and I didn’t feel anything with the actual injection!
Nick Scola