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Southern Arizona Laser & Vein Institute

We can help your legs look and feel their best! Non-surgical VenaSeal™ Closure and Radio Frequency Ablation treatments as well as minimally invasive surgical options can reduce or eliminate the appearance of unsightly leg veins and broken capillaries. From simple spider veins to large varicose veins, the expertise of our staff at SALVI can help you once again feel proud of your legs.


Our office is equipped with the latest technology, including the new VenaSeal™ Closure System and Radio Frequency Ablation; our surgical team is expert in all procedures for leg vein removal. Among the options we'll discuss with you are the following:

  1. VenaSeal™ Closure System
  2. Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy
  3. Microphlebectomy
  4. Sclerotherapy

Procedures Available:

VenaSeal™ Closure System

The VenaSeal system improves blood flow by sealing - or closing - the diseased vein.  The system delivers a small amount of a specially formulated medical adhesive to the diseased vein.  The adhesive seals the vein and blood is rerouted through nearby healthy veins.  It only requires one needle stick of numbing medicine; no compression stockings are needed after the procedure for most patients; patients can return to normal activity almost immediately; and there is minimal pain or bruising. VenaSeal Closure is performed in our office.

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Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy (RFA)

Radiofrequency Ablation Therapy is very effective in treating large varicose veins, small saphenous veins and other superficial veins. RFA is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that leaves little to no scarring. With a short and relatively painless recovery period, RFA is performed in our office under local anesthesia. Most patients can return to normal activity immediately following their appointment. Though the procedure varies by patient and the condition of the treatment area, most appointments are completed in approximately 45 minutes.

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Developed in the 1960s by a Swiss physician, Microphlebectomy (also known as Ambulatory Phlebectomy) is an advanced and minimally invasive method of eliminating varicose veins. Performed under local anesthesia in the privacy and comfort of our office, Microphlebectomy uses a specially designed instrument to gently remove veins through tiny skin openings. Unlike vein stripping, there is virtually no scarring with Microphlebectomy.

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Developed in Europe in the early 1930s, Sclerotherapy eliminates unsightly and embarrassing spider veins on the leg. Using an extremely fine and nearly painless needle, the treatment involves injecting a small amount of sclerosing solution into the affected veins. This causes the veins to gently dry up so the body’s natural healing response can absorb them.

Because blood flow is shifted to healthy veins, Sclerotherapy can improve circulation in the legs. Despite the many advancements in technology in recent years, Sclerotherapy remains the overwhelming choice for doctors and patients for spider vein treatment because it is more effective, less expensive and less painful than any other treatment available.

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Compression Stockings:

Although compression stockings are often not covered by insurance, they will be an essential part of your follow-up and recovery. In fact, all patients, except those using the VenaSeal System, are asked to begin wearing medical grade compression stockings a few days after their procedures have been completed.

If you already own compression stockings, you may not need to purchase a new set for this procedure. If you do not own compression stockings or would like to purchase a new set, Southern Arizona Laser & Vein Institute offers medical grade compression stockings at a discounted price compared to those offered by medical supply companies elsewhere in Tucson.

We suggest that you have your stockings in hand prior to your procedure.

Additional information on the benefits of wearing compression stockings and specific post-op instructions will be discussed during your consultation appointment.

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