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Updated on December 7, 2020

Varicose Veins: Injection & Laser Treatment

Treatment of varicose veins is necessary when there are symptoms of itching, bleeding or swelling.  Type of treatment required depends of the severity of the varicose veins.

A. Sclerotherapy.  This involves having sclerosant agents like Sodium Tetradecyl Sulphate injected (usually with ultrasound guidance) into the vein causing the veins to get obliterated.

B. Endogenous laser or radiofrequency ablation uses laser heat or radio frequency waves respectively to seal off the affected veins.  Once the vein has been sealed shut, blood will then drain into the normal healthy veins in the legs.

Watch a video on how Radio Frequency Ablation treats varicose veins

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