Is VenaSeal™ Right for You?
Approved by the FDA in 2015, VenaSeal™ is a cutting-edge procedure used to treat venous reflux that causes varicose veins, thereby eliminating them. It uses a special medical grade adhesive to permanently and immediately close off damaged vessels so that blood flow can naturally reroute to healthy veins.
VenaSeal™ is an Option for Varicose Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are twisted, bulging veins that occur as a result of damaged valves inside the veins that allow blood to pool, stretching the vessels and creating dilated and torturous veins that can cause sufferers a great deal of discomfort. These veins are most frequently caused by a condition called chronic venous insufficiency. In the past, many people considered vein treatments to be mostly cosmetic, but there are several reasons to treat varicose veins and their underlying cause, including relief of discomfort and to avoid potential complications like deep vein thrombosis (blood clots) and bleeding varicose veins.
In this day and age, there are several treatment options available for varicose veins caused by venous reflux, most of them very low-risk, minimally invasive, and recovery is fairly simple. Set up a consultation to talk with one of our vein specialists about which treatment is right for you.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for VenaSeal™?
The majority of people who suffer from symptomatic varicose veins are candidates for VenaSeal™. If you experience pain, swelling, throbbing, itching, or other discomforts from your varicose veins, this treatment might be an option for you. Your vein specialist will review your medical history and your condition to determine if you’re a candidate for this treatment.
The VenaSeal™ Procedure
A special, small catheter is inserted into the leg by way of a needle stick, usually near the ankle or lower leg. The catheter is then threaded into the affected vein, guided by ultrasound. The doctor then uses the specialized delivery system to push small amounts of the VenaSeal™ adhesive into the damaged vein as the catheter is pulled along the vein. Gentle pressure will be applied following the adhesive application to make sure the vein closes.
The VenaSeal™ system is unique among vein treatments in that compression therapy isn’t required after the procedure. However, your doctor may still ask you to wear compression stockings in order to maximize your results and minimize side effects. You can return to your regular activities immediately, though heavy exercise isn’t recommended for about a week. Since there’s only one needle stick involved, you simply need to keep the injection site clean and dry.
A follow-up visit will be scheduled where your doctor will use ultrasound technology to ensure the vein is closed.
Benefits of VenaSeal™
- High success rate; 96.4% closure rate after 5 years
- Office-based procedure
- Minimally invasive
- Safe and effective ultrasound guided procedure
- No general anesthesia and little to no local anesthesia is required
- No down time
- Less trauma due to fewer needle sticks
- Reduced recovery time
- Drive yourself to and from treatment
- Return to work and activity immediately
- No incisions
- No stitches
- No compression therapy necessary (though your doctor may still recommend compression stockings)
While VenaSeal™ is very safe, no medical procedure is without risk. Patients may experience some bruising, tenderness, and swelling after this procedure. This should resolve on its own within a few days or weeks. The adhesive is designed to be flexible in order to reduce stiffness and pulling in the veins after treatment, but you may still experience stiffness or a tugging sensation in the treated area after VenaSeal™. Some patients may also experience hyperpigmentation, or a darkening of the skin over the vein or treated area. There is a very small risk of DVT (blood clot) less than 1%, allergic reaction, or phlebitis (inflammation of the vein).
Your United Vein Centers doctor will discuss any additional risks that stem from your individual health with you while you’re deciding on a treatment plan and again before your treatment.
Why Choose United Vein Centers for Your Vein Treatment?
United Vein Centers are IAC-accredited vein treatment centers. Our specially trained staff and physicians here at United Vein centers are dedicated to educating patients and improving overall vein health. Our board-certified vein specialists are experts in treating vein disease, trained in the latest procedures. United Vein Centers clinics across the United States have served thousands of patients, providing the best care for vein health.
Schedule a consultation with one of our vein specialists to find out if VenaSeal™ Closure System is right for you. Our doctors will use the latest technology to assess your vein health and help you find relief from your symptoms through the least invasive method possible.
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