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Varicose Veins 3

This varicose vein located on the back of the calf was caused by chronic venous insufficiency in the small saphenous vein also known as the “stocking vein”. We can see that it has nearly disappeared with the radiofrequency vein ablation procedure and compression stocking therapy. Wearing compression stockings after the procedure is important in the healing process and also helps compress the veins so they can flatten. This helps the body absorb them back into the tissue and vanish for good.