This CME-certified course reviews the pathophysiology and treatment options for varicose veins, reticular veins and telangiectasias. The course includes lectures, video demonstrations and case studies. The cases include a faculty discussion and before and after photos designed to provide the viewer a full understanding of the course of treatment and final outcomes.
To complete this activity and receive credit, the participant should:
- Review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information
- Complete the entire self-study
- Complete the post-test and evaluation/claim form
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Recognize the anatomy and pathophysiology of venous disease
Recognize potential complications of sclerotherapy and describe effective treatment options
Understand the anatomy and physiology of the lower extremity superficial and deep venous systems
Discuss the signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease
Review the underlying mechanisms of action of different sclerosing agents and how to best utilize liquid or foam sclerotherapy for lower extremity veins
Describe adjuvant or alternative treatment options for lower extremity veins, including light/laser therapy, endovenous thermal ablation, and ambulatory phlebectomy
Commercial Support Acknowledgement
Support for this educational activity is provided by Merz Aesthetics, Inc.
This CME-certified activity is primarily intended for clinicians who treat varicose and reticular veins and telangiectasias.