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Not Your Grandmother’s Vein Treatment ― COMMON VEIN MYTHS


Many of us know of someone who had the old-fashioned varicose vein treatments that often entailed painful stripping surgery―complete with general anesthesia, an overnight hospital stay and scarring after treatment. So… when the relatives of these patients find themselves with similar vein issues, the suggestion of treatment is often met with an emphatic, “NO THANK YOU!” If you’ve heard these horror stories and you are beset with your own problem leg veins, you’ll be happy to know that today’s treatments are NOT your mom’s or grandmother’s treatments. With Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT) and Sclerotherapy, today’s technology is radically different from the painful vein stripping of yesteryear. Here, we separate fact from fiction about vein disorders and today’s treatments:
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