Vein Treatment with Varithena®

Improves Vein Appearance and 5 Key Varicose Vein Symptoms

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.*

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.
About Vein Treatment with Varithena®
What is Treatment Like?
Treatment with Varithena® is minimally invasive and nonsurgical (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®.
How soon can I get back to my normal activities?
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 might 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.
What Patients Are Saying About Vein Treatment:
“The ultrasound was thorough and Dr. Hartmann knew which veins were affected and how to treat them. The recovery wasn’t bad. I wasn’t restricted in my activities. The difference is having a doctor who thoroughly understands how veins work. It was definitely worth the drive from Marinette.”
Steve W.
Marinette, WI
“My varicose veins used to be so bad that I never wore shorts. After having the procedure, I can now wear shorts and not worry about how my legs look. I was amazed at what the doctors at Northeast Wisconsin Vein Center can do; the results are phenomenal.”
P. T. S.
Neenah, WI
“I barely felt anything during the procedure and I’m back to running on the treadmill and being as active as I want without any pain or worry about fatigue. I’m very optimistic and relieved to find something that helped. I don’t worry about walking or climbing the stairs. I just do it.”
John D.
New London, WI