What You Should Know about Varithena

Many patients with varicose veins are interested in the new treatment Varithena because, in many cases, it can completely eliminate varicose veins symptoms.

Let’s look at the facts about this drug and how it helps those suffering from vascular issues.

What is Varithena?

Varithena is a new, cutting-edge treatment for people suffering from varicose veins. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2013. Since then, it's become one of the most popular and effective treatments for the condition.

What Does It Do?

Varithena significantly reduces the appearance of targeted varicose veins. It does not eliminate the veins, but curbs their appearance and sensation. 

The medication damages the interior lining of the problem vein and causes it to naturally seal itself closed. It is faster and easier than many treatments that focus on getting similar results.

How is It Used?

Varithena is a foam solution injected directly into the problem vein. The results are usually attained in about 30 minutes. It acts much more quickly than similar varicose veins treatments that use a liquid base. 

Since it is minimally invasive and non-surgical, the whole procedure usually takes less than an hour. However, the site may be numbed, and will be bandaged after treatment.

Who Should Take It?

Not all forms of varicose veins can be treated with Varithena. Specifically, it is for patients suffering from issues in the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) system of either leg. 

There are related conditions that may require different treatments, so patients should receive a full medical diagnosis before undergoing the treatment.

What Happens After Treatment?

After treatment, the patient should follow the doctor’s instructions carefully. Generally, it is important to avoid exercise for a full week after treatment. 

Post-treatment bandages are used for about 48 hours, while compression stockings are used for around two weeks. It is important to walk at least ten minutes a day and avoid prolonged inactivity for the first month.

What Are the Risks Involved in Varithena?

Discomfort, numbness, and tingling have been reported among some people who used Varithena. Discomfort is generally centralized in the injection site. 

Varithena must be used under ultrasound guidance to minimize the chance of side effects. Patients must be aware of the possibility of drug interactions or allergic episodes.

San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center

At San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center, we are proud to offer Varithena to our patients. To find out more about this exciting varicose vein treatment, please contact us today.