Healing time after having an ambulatory phlebectomy?

I had ambulatory phlebectomy performed on my leg two weeks ago. How long will it take for the incisions to heal? Right now the incisions look like little red scabs.

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Vein Specialties of St. Louis

Published on May 15, 2019

There is a healing time, and it varies from person to person. We always recommend massage with a cream such a DERMAKA to promote healing faster.Talk to your surgeon also.

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Answered by Vein Specialties of St. Louis

There is a healing time, and it varies from person to person. We always recommend massage with a cream such a DERMAKA to promote healing faster.Talk to your surgeon also.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

Published on Nov 25, 2016

Most patients with venous disease without trophic skin changes (hyperpigmentation and skin induration) will heal from microphlebectomy incisions within 7-10 days. Don't remove the scabs. Let them fall off naturally as the wounds will heal better. You can place Scar Serum or Maderma on the incisions.

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Answered by Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS, RVT, RPVI, RPhS

Most patients with venous disease without trophic skin changes (hyperpigmentation and skin induration) will heal from microphlebectomy incisions within 7-10 days. Don't remove the scabs. Let them fall off naturally as the wounds will heal better. You can place Scar Serum or Maderma on the incisions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Vanish Vein and Laser Center

Published on Nov 25, 2016

The tiny incisions post ambulatory phlebectomy take anywhere from two to six weeks to heal, and should fade away completely over several months.

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Answered by Vanish Vein and Laser Center

The tiny incisions post ambulatory phlebectomy take anywhere from two to six weeks to heal, and should fade away completely over several months.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


North Shore Vein Center

Published on Jan 10, 2012

Technically, the incisions are healed by two weeks if your incisions are the typical 1-2 mm size. However, the healing process will continue for up to a year, allowing any underlying hardness and the wound color to fade. So take care over the summer to apply sunscreen and be patient.

Mark A. Schwartz MD, FACS, RPVI

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Answered by North Shore Vein Center

Technically, the incisions are healed by two weeks if your incisions are the typical 1-2 mm size. However, the healing process will continue for up to a year, allowing any underlying hardness and the wound color to fade. So take care over the summer to apply sunscreen and be patient.

Mark A. Schwartz MD, FACS, RPVI

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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