The VenaSeal closure system is a revolutionary treatment option for patients with varicose veins. This procedure eliminates the need for heat and sclerosants, using a proprietary medical adhesive that closes off varicose veins and removes the risk of nerve injury that's sometimes associated with the treatment of the small saphenous vein. Additionally, VenaSeal doesn't require the use of tumescent anesthesia and it's been shown to be safe and effective for patients.
When is this method used?
VenaSeal may be recommended as an alternative to radiofrequency and laser procedures. Since VenaSeal avoids the use of anesthesia and heat, it tends to be more comfortable for patients. VenaSeal is appropriate for most types of varicose veins, including those located deeper within the legs. However, not every patient with varicose veins will be a good candidate for this procedure. To find out if VenaSeal is right for you, talk to a qualified vein doctor.
What should I expect from VenaSeal?
During this procedure, the doctor uses a thin catheter inserted into the vein to deliver medical adhesive to the vein’s interior. The medical adhesive will seal the vein shut, and blood will be directed into other vessels.
What kind of results are achieved?
Studies have shown that the VenaSeal procedure provides results comparable to other procedures, including radiofrequency closure and surgery. Because multiple injections aren't required for this procedure, patients may have less pain during and after VenaSeal. Any discomfort experienced after this procedure is usually minimal.
What should I do after my VenaSeal treatment to ensure vein health?
Following treatment with VenaSeal, it's still possible to develop additional varicose veins. To reduce the chances of developing new abnormal veins, try not to spend too long standing or sitting in the same position. You should also exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. If you notice any symptoms of new varicose veins, report them to your vein doctor as soon as possible.