How Long Does Varicose Vein And Spider Vein Removal Take?

If you have painful and swollen varicose veins or spider veins and you are researching treatment options, you will certainly want to know how long and how many sessions each vein removal procedure will take. Here is a summary of the treatment options provided by Renew Vein & Vascular.

Vein Treatment Specialists are experienced in treating all types of spider and varicose veins. There are a variety of treatment options available, depending on the severity of your condition.

Varicose Vein Removal Treatments

Varicose veins are very common, affecting up to 30% of adults in the United States. They are caused by weakened valves in the veins that allow blood to pool and cause the veins to enlarge and bulge. Spider veins are smaller, red or blue veins that often appear on the surface of the skin. They are also common, affecting an estimated 50-55% of women in the U.S.

How Are Varicose Veins Removed?

The length of time it takes for varicose vein removal depends on the type of treatment you choose.


Sclerotherapy is a popular vein removal treatment that involves injecting a solution into the veins. This solution damages the vein walls, causing them to collapse and fade away. Sclerotherapy usually takes 1-2 sessions to see results, and each session lasts about 30 minutes.

Endovenous Laser Therapy

Endovenous laser therapy (EVLT) is another popular treatment option. EVLT uses a laser to heat and seal the vein shut. This treatment is usually done in one session and takes about 45 minutes to an hour.

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is another option for varicose vein removal. RFA uses heat to damage the vein walls and cause them to collapse. RFA usually takes 1-2 sessions, each lasting about 30 minutes.

Compression stockings Therapy

Compression stockings are a common treatment for both varicose veins and spider veins. Compression stockings apply pressure to the legs, helping to improve blood flow and reduce swelling. They are usually worn for 1-2 weeks after treatment.

Microphlebectomy (Ambulatory Phlebectomy)

Microphlebectomy is a minimally invasive vein removal procedure. It is also known as an ambulatory phlebectomy. The procedure entails making small incisions in the skin and using specialist equipment to remove the troublesome veins.

The operation is also relatively quick and simple, lasting between 30 and 60 minutes and being performed as an outpatient procedure. This means you won’t need to stay in the hospital overnight and can go home the same day.

You will need to rest for a few days after your microphlebectomy. Typically, your surgeon would advise you to rest for one to two weeks following surgery. During this time, you should avoid strenuous exertion, heavy lifting, and prolonged standing.

You will need to wear compression stockings for 2 to 4 weeks after the therapy. These help to reduce edema and promote healing. Your surgeon will instruct you on how to care for your incisions and which signs, such as infection, may indicate a problem.

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy

Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive method for varicose vein treatment. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the vein, causing it to collapse and seal. This improves blood flow and reduces symptoms, including pain, edema, and cramps.

Outpatient ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy can be performed in a doctor’s office or clinic. The treatment is usually completed in a single session, though numerous sessions may be required for bigger veins. There is no downtime, and patients can resume their routine activities right away.

Spider Vein Removal Treatments

When it comes to spider vein removal treatments, there are a few options available. Some of the most common include sclerotherapy, laser therapy, and surgery.

Visual-Cosmetic Sclerotherapy

Visual Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to treat small to medium-sized spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution into the vein, which causes it to collapse and fade from view.

Visual Cosmetic Sclerotherapy is an effective treatment for many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their veins. The procedure is relatively quick and painless, and there is no downtime required afterward.

If you are considering visual cosmetic stereoscopy, it is important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who has experience performing the procedure. They will be able to assess your individual case and recommend the best course of treatment.

Topical Laser Treatment

Topical laser treatment is a non-invasive procedure that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other aging signs. The technique employs the use of a laser to provide energy to the top layer of skin, which aids in the stimulation of collagen formation and the development of new skin cells. Topical laser treatment can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and there is usually no downtime involved.


Surgery is sometimes necessary to remove large varicose veins. Surgery usually takes 1-2 hours, and you will likely need to stay in the hospital overnight.

In most cases, varicose vein surgery is successful in improving the appearance of the veins and relieving symptoms such as pain and discomfort. Complications from varicose vein surgery are rare but can include bruising, swelling, and infection. Most people are able to return to their normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

If you are considering varicose vein surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of the procedure. Varicose vein surgery is usually considered a safe and effective treatment for varicose veins. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks involved. Your doctor can help you decide if varicose vein surgery is right for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about varicose veins, be sure to talk to your doctor. They can help you understand your options and make the best choice for your health.

The length of time it takes to remove varicose veins and spider veins can vary depending on the size and severity of the vein condition. In general, smaller spider veins can be removed in just a few minutes, while larger varicose veins may take up to an hour to remove. Some patients may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve the desired results.

At Renew Vein & Vascular Clinic, our team of skilled vein specialists is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care to eliminate your varicose veins and spider veins. We offer a variety of alternative treatments that can be tailored to your specific needs. To learn more about how we can help you achieve optimal results, contact us today to schedule a consultation.