Five Reasons to Utilize Varithena for Varicose Vein Treatment

By | Varicose Veins

We understand that varicose veins are formed when the valves within the vein wall weaken and are unable to push the blood toward the heart. As a result, the blood flows backwards and pools, causing the appearance of bulging, ropey veins that patients are eager to get rid of. Painful methods of vein treatments such as vein stripping are now considered dated and have been replaced with more minimally invasive treatments such as thermal or nonthermal ablations. However, there has been a void in treatment of varicose tributary veins of the great saphenous vein, which was previously treated with ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy. This physician-mixed foam has growing concerns because of the neurological side effects. Categorized as a nonthermal ablation procedure, a new treatment called Varithena has solved this issue. 1. Varithena is considered the least traumatic form of varicose treatment in comparison to other non thermal treatments. It can be used to treat the main great saphenous vein, even as an alternative to Clarivein (Vascular Insights) and VenaSeal (Medtronic). 2. It’s fast and simple. From start to finish, the entire procedure takes approximately 20 minutes, without requiring the use of tumescene anesthesia. Using ultrasound technology, the physician inserts a butterfly needle to locate the varicose vein wall. The Varithena solution is injected into the butterfly needle which then travels throughout the diseased vein, causing it to close. 3. Symptoms begin to alleviate immediately. From a cosmetic concern, they immediately are able to see results in the varicose veins disappearing. Leg pain is alleviated as well, so…

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