Varithena for Non-Thermal Ablation of Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins are a common condition that affects many individuals, causing them pain, discomfort, and unsightly bulging veins. Varithena is a new treatment option for varicose veins that offers a non-thermal, minimally invasive approach to the treatment of large, bulging veins. This blog post will provide an overview of how Varithena works, its benefits and risks, and what to expect on treatment day.

How Does Varithena Work?

Varithena is a minimally invasive, non-thermal procedure that uses an injectable foam to treat varicose veins. The foam contains a medication that irritates the lining of the vein, causing it to collapse and seal shut. Once the vein is closed, the blood is redirected to healthier veins, and the varicose vein is absorbed into the body. This process typically takes a few weeks to complete.

Why Should You Consider Varithena?

Varithena offers several benefits over traditional varicose vein treatments, including:

No Incision Needed

Varithena does not require any incisions, which means there is no scarring or lengthy recovery time.

Quick Procedure and Recovery Times

Varithena treatments usually take around 45 minutes to complete, and patients can return to their normal activities within a day or two.

High Effectiveness Rate

Studies have shown that Varithena is highly effective in treating varicose veins, with a success rate of up to 80%.

What Risks Does Varithena Involve?

Like any medical procedure, Varithena involves some risks. The most common side effects include bruising, pain, and swelling at the injection site. In rare cases, patients may experience more serious complications such as blood clots, allergic reactions, or nerve damage.

How Much Does Varithena Cost?

The cost of Varithena can vary depending on a patient’s insurance coverage and the extent of the treatment. However, on average, Varithena costs between $3,000 and $4,500 without insurance

What Should You Expect On Treatment Day?

Before the procedure, patients will have a consultation with their doctor to discuss their medical history and determine if Varithena is the best treatment option for them.

During the Procedure

The Varithena foam is injected into the affected vein using a small needle. Patients may feel some pressure or discomfort during the injection, but it typically lasts only a few seconds.

Before and after Varithena Injection

After the injection, patients will be asked to wear compression stockings for a period of time to help improve blood flow and reduce swelling.

What Does The Aftercare Involve?

After the procedure, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for a few days and to keep the treated area clean and dry. They should also continue wearing compression stockings as directed by their doctor. Most patients experience little to no downtime and can return to work and other activities within a day or two.

Learn More About Varithena Treatment

If you’re considering Varithena as a treatment option for your varicose veins, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a qualified physician. They can provide you with more information on the procedure, assess your eligibility, and answer any questions you may have. Don’t let varicose veins hold you back – request an appointment today!

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Certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine Specializing in the Minimally Invasive Treatment of Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency
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