Managing the female patient's needs

February 18, 2005

With the hope of presenting practical advice that can be applied clinically to female patients by dermatologists, experts brought forward issues that consistently require attention, with the focus on one therapy that may forever change leg vein therapy.

With the hope of presenting practical advice that can be applied clinically to female patients by dermatologists, experts brought forward issues that consistently require attention, with the focus on one therapy that may forever change leg vein therapy.

One of the biggest advances in terms of comprehensive leg vein treatments is endovenous ablation, according to Jaeyoung Yoon, M.D.

"With endovenous ablation, studies have shown that you can achieve an efficacy of 90 percent in the closure of the greater saphenous vein and sapheno-femoral junction," says Dr. Yoon, assistant professor of dermatology and dermatologic surgeon, Department of Dermatology, University of Missouri, Columbia.

"This can be performed with lower morbidity than traditional leg vein stripping."