A 46-year-old member asked:
Is evlt or sclerotherapy better for the treatment ofvaricose/spider veins?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Different things: Endovenous thermal ablation (evlt, rf) have become the standard of care for treatment of straight veins below the surface of the skin. We call these the saphenous trunks. Most of varicose vein trouble comes from these veins not working. But for more visible, squiggley, and smaller veins, sclerotherapy is a better choice. Often the best treatment is a combination of the two.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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