Varithena injectable foam for Varicose Veins
Varithena is an injectable microfoam that is used to treat the symptoms of superficial venous reflux disease, and likewise help remove the appearance of varicose veins.
Varicose veins are swollen, enlarged, bulging veins often appearing blue or dark purple. New technologies have produced a revolution in primary varicose vein treatments, often eliminating the need for more invasive methods. Dr. Donna D’Alessio, board certified veins specialist at Bellava MedAesthetics & Plastic Surgery Center, regularly delivers Varithena alone and combined with other vein therapies such as sclerotherapy, radiofrequency ablation or venaseal to effectively handle a variety of vein conditions and return your legs to their original beauty.
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 not only improves the symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, but also the appearance of varicose veins. Varithena is administered by the doctor into the malfunctioning veins. The minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment doesn’t require incisions. The doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is required.
See results in as little as one treatment
Minimally invasive, no surgery
Little to no down time
Procedure takes less than an hour
Combinable with other vein procedures for maximum results
Frequently asked questions
How does Varithena work?
Varithena is administered into your malfunctioning vein through a small catheter or by direct injection. It allows the foam fills the desired section of the vein. Once diseased vein collapses, foam is deactivated and blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby. Clinical Trials have shown that Varithena reduces patients varicose vein symptoms such as: heaviness, swelling, achiness, throbbing, skin irritation and itching. According to the clinical data Varithena also improved vein appearance in assessments by both patients and doctors.
How long does treatment take?
Varithena treatment is the same day clinical procedure that usually takes less than an hour. Once Varithena is administered patients can go home the same day.
How many treatments might I need?
Some patients may see results with as little as single treatment. Additional treatment may be required, depending on the number and size of the varicose veins. Treatments are typically separated by a minimum of 5 days.
How soon can I get back to normal activities?
How long do I have to wear my compression stockings after the procedure?
Post-treatment compression is required for the first 48 hours followed by a 2-week course of gradient compression stockings. Once your compression is applied post-procedure, your doctor will be ask you to walk for at least 10 minutes under his supervision. You should continue to walk at least 30 minutes daily and avoid long periods of inactivity and any weight-lifting activities for the next month. No heavy exercise is recommended during the first week after treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Does insurance cover the treatment?
We will help you to understand your coverage and contact your insurance provider to determine if you are eligible for treatment. Coverage may depend on the severity of your varicose veins and your symptoms.