Varicose Vein Treatment
Improve the Look of Your Legs With Varicose Vein Treatment with Varithena
Treatment for varicose veins (venous disease) usually requires treating abnormal veins and then treatment for the branches (often referred to as the varicose veins and spider veins). Our doctors take a dual-treatment approach to minimize the appearance of varicose veins and treat the source.
What causes Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are veins that have become twisted and enlarged, most commonly found in the veins on the legs. This twisting/enlarging is caused by increased blood pressure in veins with weakened or damaged vein walls and valves. Risk factors for developing varicose veins include age, being female, pregnancy, family history, being overweight, and standing or sitting for long periods of time.
For many people who experience varicose veins, they are mostly a cosmetic concern. Others may experience aches and pain associated with their varicose veins. Painful veins may throb and/or feel itchy, achy, or heavy.
Type of Veins Treated
- Tortuous (twisted) veins
- Veins above and below the knee
- Veins with small, medium and large diameters
- Veins previously treated with other methods
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Here’s How the Varithena Procedure Works
A cooling, numbing spray is applied to the surface of your skin and then Varithena is injected into the primary vein with a very small needle. Varithena is the brand name of the injectable foam medication we use, and it is currently the only FDA-approved foam for varicose vein treatment.
Then, we use Varicose Vein Foam Sclerotherapy to treat branch veins after the treatment of the primary abnormal vein. Foam sclerotherapy is a mixed injection of foam into the vein. Just like the initial step, a cooling, numbing spray is applied to the surface of your skin prior to the injection.
The entire procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes. There is no sedation, anesthesia, surgery, or scars. Discomfort is minimal and there is very little downtime.
When you come in for your consultation, we will discuss your current condition and your personal medical history to determine if the Varithena varicose vein treatment is for you.
Why should I choose Varithena over more traditional varicose vein treatments?
Varithena is a revolutionary, patient-friendly injectable foam that offers a more timely, less invasive alternative to traditional surgical stripping of varicose veins. For many patients, Varithena can be considered a safer procedure than undergoing vein surgery, with comparable relief of symptoms.
What is the after-care like with Varithena?
After your Varithena treatment, you should avoid any strenuous activity, like heavy lifting or working out, for the week following treatment. However, it is important that you incorporate 10 minutes or more of light walking for each day in the month following your treatment.
It is also important to keep the injection site completely dry for 48 hours after the procedure. Should your bandage become wet during this time, you should change it as soon as possible. Additionally, you are required to wear a compression stocking on the treated leg for two weeks following treatment.
It is normal to experience discomfort and/or swelling immediately after treatment, but these symptoms should subside quickly. If your discomfort persists, or if you have any other questions or concerns post-treatment, call us right away.