Endovenous Laser Therapy
On the day of your procedure, please arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to your procedure time. A friend or family member will need to drive you home following the procedure. Wear loose fitting pants so that they can be pulled easily over the bandaged leg. You should take a shower the morning of the procedure and scrub your leg with an antibacterial soap. Do not apply any lotions to your leg before the procedure.
The doctor and his skilled staff will once again map the veins in your leg by ultrasound. Your leg will then be prepped and draped. A local anesthetic will be applied at the point of entry. Once access to the vein has been made, a thin laser fiber will be inserted into the vessel. Laser energy will then be delivered to permanently seal the faulty vein. Your leg will then be wrapped and a compression stocking will be applied. Walking is advised following the procedure, and normal daily activity may be resumed avoiding any rigorous activities or swimming. There may be minor soreness or bruising for several days that can be treated with over-the-counter, non-aspirin pain relievers.
A New Way to Treat Varicose Veins
Heaviness. Aching. Itching. Living with varicose veins can be difficult, but treatment doesn’t have to be.
Get Back to Living with Varithena
When it comes to treating varicose veins and getting back to the activities you love, there’s a new, nearly painless way. Varithena is a gentle foam treatment delivered in as few as 1–2 needle sticks. Patients reporting pain at the injection or application site in clinical trials was 4.0%.1 For most people, Varithena improves both physical symptoms related to varicose veins and their appearance.
A Quick, Nearly Painless Procedure
Varicose vein treatment involves injecting a foam that causes veins to close. Varithena is minimally invasive, and patients reporting pain at the injection or application site in clinical trials was 4.0%.1 There’s no need for incisions or stitches, and treatment is usually less than an hour. Most people only need
a single treatment to see results.
What Treatment Is Like
Unlike some other foams, Varithena is FDA-approved. During a treatment session, a physician injects the foam inside diseased veins to close them down, allowing blood to flow through other, healthier veins.
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all of the possible side effects
Will my insurance cover treatment?
Varithena is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans. Coverage may depend on the severity of your varicose veins and symptoms. Your physician’s office may be able to help you understand your coverage.
Why Treatment is Different
There are no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia. Your physician may recommend Varithena, because it:
- Is effective to treat veins of different sizes up and down your leg
- Doesn’t need a wire to be inserted along the length of your vein
- Is given in as little as one or two needle sticks per treatment
- Doesn’t use heat
- Varithena dissolves in the bloodstream after treatment, leaving nothing permanently in your vein
What Are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins are enlarged, often bluish, twisting leg veins that bulge above the surface of the skin. It is a common condition affecting many men and women.
What Causes Varicose Veins?
Certain factors could put you at increased risk for varicose veins, including family history, aging, being overweight or obese, pregnancy or standing for long periods of time as part of your job.
Symptoms of Varicose veins
Varicose veins are not always visible. For some people, they cause pain, discomfort and symptoms such as:
Proven, Reliable Results
In clinical studies, the majority of patients treated with Varithena experienced these results after just one treatment: