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What Does a Phlebologist Do?

A phlebologist is a medically qualified doctor with post-graduate training for expert diagnosis and treatment of many forms of venous disease. This covers varicose and spider veins, clotting disorders, vascular birthmarks, leg ulcers and related conditions. 

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New Varicose Vein Device Uses Infrared to View Hidden Veins

Having performed over 5000 sclerotherapy procedures, the most difficult legs to treat are those with what I refer to as hidden reticular veins or feeders.

Reticular veins are blue surface veins that are usually present in the outside part of the thigh and lower leg. They are also referred to as “feeders” as they feed the smaller spider veins. Phlebology 101 teaches you to treat these feeders first before even attempting to treat the spider veins. This way you can ensure permanent and successful results and help avoid matting.

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