Vein Treatment with Varithena®
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. Unlike some therapies, Varithena®:
• Is effective to treat veins of different sizes above and below the knee
• Requires no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia
• Does not require a wire to be inserted along the length of your vein
• Is administered in as little as one or two needle sticks per treatment, instead of 10-14
• Does not use heat, eliminating the risk of thermal injury
• Does not use glue and dissolves in the bloodstream after treatment, leaving no foreign bodies in the vein
Because Varithena® is minimally invasive and well tolerated by most patients, you may resume most normal activities the same day as treatment.*
- 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
- When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.
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Why don’t other top physicians use a minimally invasive approach to removing varicose veins?
Severe allergic reactions have been reported in people treated with liquid forms of polidocanol and some patients have died from these reactions. Varithena® is a foam made from polidocanol. A healthcare professional will observe you for signs of allergic reactions for at least 10 minutes after you are treated with Varithena®.
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