How does microphlebectomy work? How long is the procedure? and what are the risks? and how does it compair to ND Yag Laser?
Microphlebectomy for prominent blue temple veins?
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Microphlebectomy is best for veins that cannot be treated by transcutaneous (through the skin) laser. It involves the physical removal of the vein. There are a variety of tools that can be used for microphlebectomy, and some involve incisions of 1mm, some larger, but typically none larger than 3mm.
A 1mm incision typically heals with no obvious scar, especially on the face, which in general heals better than most areas of the body because of an abundant blood supply.
To truly identify which would be best for you, a consultation, or at the very least, a high resolution photo would be needed.
A good rule of thumb, is a vein you can feel, is better for MP, a spider vein, or a threadlike vein, is better treated by injection or laser.
Microphlebectomy for Temple Veins
Microphlebectomy for temple veins...
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Microphlebectomies involves making 2mm incisions under local anesthesia to remove the veins. It works well and requires one treatment but the trade off is one or more small scars. The procedure time depends on the amount of veins removed. There will also be associated bruising with this. Laser can remove the veins but it will take several treatments over multiple weeks and there is no guarantee that the laser will dissolve the veins. Laser can also cause bruising. You should speak with your treating physician for more advice.
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