BEFORE AND AFTER
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This patient was treated with ClosureFast radiofrequency ablation of the great saphenous vein only. No vein excisions or sclerotherapy were needed. The patient is shown 3 months after treatment. This shows the value of staging treatment and not rushing to do unnecessary procedures.
This is advanced venous insufficiency with pigmentation and scarring (lipodermatosclerosis) and non-healing ulceration. Before coming to the Alaska Vein Clinic, this patient was treated with $100,000 worth of hyperbaric oxygen therapy without effect. This patient did not have an oxygen delivery problem (she was young and healthy with excellent arterial blood supply. She had a vein problem. The middle picture is 3 months after treatment and the far right picture is 2 years after treatment by ClosureFast and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy. The pigmentation will continue to fade as the years go by, but it will never go away completely.