Swelling, throbbing, heaviness, achiness, and itching are the 5 varicose vein symptoms most patients consider important. This discomfort, caused by enlarged, bulging varicose veins, is usually found in the legs and is caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Several clinical studies have found that Varithena®, an injectable foam prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins, has proven to improve these symptoms along with improvements to the appearance of the veins themselves. Varithena® is considered to be one of several minimally invasive treatment options for varicose veins in which the polidocanol injectable foam allows treatments to be performed with ease for any vein shape along with a wide range of sizes.
Not only is treatment with this microfoam minimally invasive, it is also nonsurgical. It does not require any incisions or general anesthesia, is practically pain free, and usually takes less than an hour to administer. The doctor will typically numb the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is required.
“Over 80% of people treated with this procedure had little to no symptoms when reviewed one year later.”
It is important to understand that Varithena®️ does not treat all forms of varicose veins and has been shown to work best when administered on malfunctioning small spider veins in the leg to reduce appearance and painful venous related symptoms. Over 80% of people treated with this procedure had little to no symptoms when reviewed one year later. Many people noted a reduction in aches, swelling, itching, throbbing and other varicose vein related symptoms.
“Physicians administering Varithena® must be experienced with venous procedures, possess a detailed working knowledge of the use of the duplex ultrasound in venous disease and be trained in the administration of Varithena®.”
Your doctor may choose to use Varithena®, because unlike other therapies, Varithena® is effective to treat veins of different sizes above and below the knee, and requires no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia. As well, heat is not necessary which eliminates the risk of thermal injury. Because Varithena® is minimally invasive and well-tolerated by most patients, one may resume most normal activities the same day as treatment.
To learn more about how to reduce the appearance of varicose veins using Varithena® consult with your doctor and be sure to discuss all of your medical conditions, including if you
- have arterial disease (a disease of the blood vessels)
- have reduced mobility
- have a history of blood clots in the veins or lungs
- have had major surgery in the past 3 months
- have recently had a long hospital stay
- are pregnant or have recently been pregnant
You should not be treated with Varithena® if you are allergic to polidocanol or have clots in your blood vessels.
The most common side effects seen with Varithena® are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all the possible side effects of Varithena®. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. You can also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Content and facts shared in this article are researched directly from www.varithena.com. San Diego Varicose Vein Treatment Center will not be held responsible for claims from use or treatment of this product outside of our clinic.