Originally developed to improve VEIN STRIPPING SCARRING outcomes in the mid-twentieth
century and to solve sclerotherapy treatment limitations, phlebectomy is removal of the varicose
veins through multiple small 2-3 mm incisions in the skin overlying the varicose veins.
Phlebectomy techniques are most commonly used to address side branch varicose veins
(semicirculatory varicose veins), varicose veins of the foot, around the ankle and the knee pit. It
has been successfully used in arm varicosities and peri-ocular veins (around the eyes) and
other bulging veins in and around the face. Phlebectomy was and is tolerated well due to the
typical outcome allowing most patients the ability to usually return to normal daily activity
immediately after the procedure in an outpatient clinic setting, like at IN VEIN.