Varithena

 Varithena injectable foam for Varicose Veins 

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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 sclerotherapyradiofrequency 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.

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Varithena Benefits 

  • Safe

  • Little discomfort

  • 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

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Frequently asked questions

Varithena FAQs

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?


It is very important to understand and follow your doctor’s post-treatment care recommendations and instructions: > you may resume some light activities the same day as your treatments > avoid heavy activities and workouts immediately after your procedure > keep walking at least 10 – 30 minutes a day and for entire month after the procedure > avoid long periods of inactivity > continue to keep your post-treatment bandages dry and in place for 48 hours and to wear > compression stockings on your treated leg for 2 weeks




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?


There are several most common side effects seen with Varithena, including: >leg pain or discomfort that typically goes away within one week > bruising, swelling at the injection site > Skin discolouration such as brown staining of the skin where the vein has been treated > skin irritation, including rash, itching and/or red patches of skin; muscle spasms; and sore joints Varithena can cause blood clots in the deep veins. When it happens your doctor will monitor you for signs of deep vein thrombosis, typically pain, swelling and blueness of the treated leg. If these symptoms develop after your treatment, contact our center immediately. Very rarely, Varithena causes a life-threatening allergic reaction, however always inform your doctor about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.




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.





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