Vein Procedures


Sclerotherapy involves injecting a sclerosant, a solution designed to collapse them, into the veins. This procedure is performed at Raleigh Vein and Laser Center. Each treatment takes approximately 30-40 minutes, and a typical patient requires two to four treatments.

Cynosure Laser

Cynosure laser is used in the treatment of spider veins of the face, body and legs.

Medical Sclerotherapy

In this procedure a foam sclerosant is injected into the vein typically under ultra sound guidance. The foam causes the varicose vein to close and stop carrying blood. Sclerotherapy does not require an anesthetic, and is performed in about one hour with little or no discomfort.

Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT)

During EVLT, a laser fiber is threaded along the course of the diseased vein and the fiber is pulled out slowly, resulting in closure of the vein. This is an outpatient procedure done with topical or local anesthesia, and takes about 45 minutes with minimal downtime. Immediately after the procedure, the patient can drive home, return to work, and resume a normal routine.


Small punctures are made along the course of the vein and the vein is removed in segments. This surgical puncture is closed by steri strip.


VenaSeal is indicated for use in the permanent closure of the lower extremity superficial truncal veins, such as the great saphenous vein (GSV). The destruction of the vein is accomplished through endovascular embolization with coaptation. During the procedure, the vein is compressed with gentle pressure using ultrasound.


Varithena injectable foam is for the treatment of incompetent Saphenous veins, accessory veins, and visible varicosities of the Saphenous system above and below the knee. Varithena improves the symptoms of superficial venous reflux and the appearance of visible varicosities. Dr. Messier injects a small amount of Varithena into the vein under ultrasound guidance. The microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein. The diseased vein collapses, and the foam is diluted in the bloodstream and flushed out.

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