For my EVLT, how far apart will the numbing medication injections be and are they painful?
Question: I know injections are given to insulate the vein from the heat during the closure procedure. This has me concerned about the injections I must endure during the procedure. How far apart are they and how painful are these injections?
Answer: The answers to your questions typically vary by provider. In general, the number is dependent on the length of vein being treated. Typically the injections are 8-10cm apart, and the numbing medicine is injected around the vein under the surface of the skin. The discomfort is described as a pressure and burning discomfort; similar to going to the dentist or getting numbed for stitches.