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What nonsurgical treatments are there for vein disease?

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What nonsurgical treatments are there for vein disease? EVLT, sclerotherapy and Veinwave are all nonsurgical treatment for vein disease. EVLT stands for Endovenous Laser Therapy. It involves a tiny needle placed in the vein, then a laser fiber is placed in the vein. Once the laser fiber is in place, the vein is bathed with local anesthetic, and then the laser is turned on to close the vein. Sclerotherapy is the injection of a medication into a vein to make it go away. The sclerosis medication works by irritating the vein wall to make it harden, and then the vein is absorbed into the body. Often it takes one to five treatments to completely eradicate the veins with schlerotherapy. Veinwave is a nonsurgical treatment that uses a tiny needle to deliver radiofrequency energy to destroy small veins on the face.

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