Varicose Vein Treatment
ClosureFast Treatment For CVI (Chronic Venous Insufficiency) or Varicose Veins
When most people think of varicose veins, they tend to worry about how it looks, rather than how it can impact their health. However, the consequences of varicose veins often go beyond cosmetic concerns when left untreated. Though fairly common (more than 190 million people worldwide suffer from this condition), most sufferers remain undiagnosed and untreated—which often develop into serious health complications such as :
- swelling and fatigue of the legs
- leg cramps
- skin thickening and scaling on the ankles and legs
- skin discoloration (usually around the ankles)
- skin damage
- leg ulcers (open sores)
- in severe cases, permanent disability or partial paralysis
Women generally have a higher risk of developing Chronic Venous Insufficiency or CVI (the clinical term for varicose veins), due to a variety of lifestyle elements such as pregnancy, choice of footwear, and overly tight pants. However, other risk factors (sedentary lifestyle, age, obesity , prolonged sitting or standing, injury, genetic predisposition, smoking, etc.) are known to affect both men and women equally.
While our circulatory system is a marvel of nature, tirelessly distributing essential cells and nutrients throughout our body for years without fail, it is not invulnerable to the wear and tear of daily living. When the blood vessel valves that push blood from the legs to the heart start to break down and cease to function, it can cause blood to pool in the legs. This is the phenomenon behind the unsightly network of purple/blue veins we refer to as varicose veins or CVI.
To treat this medical condition, we are now offering ClosureFast, a revolutionary and minimally invasive FDA-approved procedure that treats problem veins quickly and enables a fast and comfortable recovery. This innovative treatment uses radiofrequency ablation (uniform heat) to seal off the affected veins, so blood flow gets re-directed to healthy veins. The sealed vein eventually collapses, and is absorbed by the surrounding tissue in your body. ClosureFast offers many advantages over other coventional treatments, such as :
- faster recovery time (most patients can return to their normal routine after a few days)
- no need for general anesthesia
- treatment takes between 45 to 60 minutes, with an additional 1 to 2 hours for normal pre- and post-treatment procedures
- more precise application of heat compared to laser treatment
- clinically proven to have lower rates of pain, bruising, and complications compared to laser treatment
- noticeable improvement in feeling and appearance within 1 to 2 weeks
- minimal to non-existent post-procedure scarring, bruising, or swelling
Because CVI is a serious medical condition with potentially devastating health complications, ClosureFast treatment is covered under most health insurance plans. As with any type of medical treatment, there is always the risk of complications, however minimal it may be. Potential side effects may inlcude the following : vessel perforation, skin burn or discoloration, pulmonary embolism, nerve injury, hematoma, and thrombosis. While most cases of CVI can be treated with ClosureFast, only your doctor or specialist can assess the potential risks and benefits and recommend the best treatment for your individual condition.