I have been searching for the best option for to treat a Prominent Blue Temple Vein and I have been told it can be treated with Steam Vein Sclerosis? How good is this treatment and what are the risks? Is it better or safer than liquid sclerotherapy?
Steam Vein Sclerosis for Prominent Blue Temple Vein?
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SVA - Steam Vein Ablation is Still Experimental
Web reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23835108
Steam vein sclerosis is a relatively new endovenous technique for treating tortuous varicose veins. It involves inserting a catheter into a vein through which steam is instilled. The veins need to be of certain size to accept the catheter. I am not aware of this technique being used on temporal veins. It seems as if it would be easier to simply inject the veins.
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