Are only phlebologists allowed to perform Foam Sclerotherapy?
I’ve seen the procedure advertised at medspas, and wondered who is qualified to perform it legally.
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By: The Kimmel Institute | Dr. Richard Kimmel
Boca Raton, FL
It varies from state to state.
The important issue is the qualifications and experience of the person who is treating you.
My advice is always to see a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon who specializes in venous disease, to treat a vascular problem.
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