Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins.
Vein Medical Center also offers Varithena® treatments. Varithena® is a polidocanol injectable foam, a prescription medicine that treats the great saphenous veins (GSV), accessory saphenous veins, as well as visible varicosities above and below your knees.
Proper Treatment at the Site
Varithena® microfoam will fill and treat the section of your problematic vein with precision. Your diseased vein will then collapse, after which the microfoam conveniently deactivates. Once that malfunctioning vein collapses, your blood flow will redirect itself to healthier, more functional veins.
The Varithena® treatment is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure can give you remarkable results in just one visit. Much like Thermal Ablation, Varithena® uses ultrasound guidance technology to achieve unmatched precision.
Varithena® Can Treat These Symptoms:
- Skin Irritation and Itching
Safe and FDA Approved
Varithena® is the one and only FDA-approved foam varicose vein treatment for the GSV system. The treatment will improve overall vein appearance. Best of all, you will be able to resume normal activity the minute you walk out the door.
How Does Varithena® Work?
- The doctor administers a small amount of Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
- The foam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
- The diseased vein collapses and the foam is deactivated
- How Is Blood Flow Affected?
- When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.
What is Treatment Like?
Treatment with Varithena® is minimally invasive and non surgical (no incisions required). The doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is required.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
It usually takes the doctor less than an hour to administer Varithena®.
Patients may resume some activities the same day as treatment. Heavy exercise should be avoided for one week. Post-treatment bandages need to be kept dry and in place for 48 hours, and compression stockings must be worn on the treated leg for 2 weeks.
For a month, patients should walk at least 10 minutes a day and avoid long periods of inactivity.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only need a single treatment. Additional treatment may be needed, depending on the number and size of veins to be treated.
Will My Insurance Cover Treatment?
Insurance carriers may cover varicose vein treatment. Coverage may depend on the severity of the varicose veins and symptoms. Your doctor’s office may be able to help you understand your coverage.
Contact Vein Care Medical Center today and we’ll discuss your many options for vein treatment. We’ll determine whether or not Varithena® is a viable option of treatment for you.