Microphlebectomy is another procedure which can be used to treat reticular veins. During this procedure a tiny blade creates a small 1-2mm incision in the skin, and a microsurgical venous hook is passed through this incision. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is sometimes combined with endovenous laser or radiofrequency treatment.
At Boston Vein Care, ultrasound assisted sclerotherapy is our preferred method of treating reticular veins because it eliminates the need for local anesthesia. Ultimately the choice between ultrasound assisted sclerotherapy and phlebectomy depends on the size of veins and locations. The end results are same after both procedures.