Varithena is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option used for a variety of different types of varicose veins. During this procedure, the doctor uses a catheter or a direct injection to administer a small amount of microfoam into affected veins. The vein then collapses, and blood is redirected to healthier vessels nearby.
Why use Varithena?
Varithena can be used to treat many different types of varicose veins. Veins above and below the knee can be treated successfully using this method, and it's appropriate for veins with a range of diameters, from small to large. Twisted veins and veins treated unsuccessfully with other methods may respond well to Varithena. However, Varithena isn't appropriate for every varicose vein. A board-certified Center for Vein Restoration physician will help you decide whether Varithena is right in your unique circumstance.
What results can I expect using Varithena?
When performed by an experienced vein specialist, Varithena can successfully resolve many cases of varicose veins. In addition to improving the appearance of varicose veins, Varithena also relieves symptoms associated with vein disease, including itching, throbbing, swelling, aching, and leg heaviness. Mild bruising and pain may occur after treatment with Varithena, but most patients report that these side effects fade quickly.
Can Varithena treatment reduce my risk of future vein problems?
Because vein disease is a progressive condition, even after treating your varicose veins with Varithena, you're still at risk of developing new varicose veins in the future. To reduce the risk of new varicose veins in your legs, maintain a healthy weight and be sure to exercise regularly. Try not to spend extended periods sitting in one position or standing still, as this can cause blood to pool in the veins in your legs. If you notice any symptoms of new varicose veins, contact your Center for Vein Restoration physician to discuss your treatment options.