Since 2014, Varinthena has been launched in clinics for its ability to treat superficial varicose veins and address underlying venous insufficiency in patients. At Vein Center of North Texas, we utilize this new treatment to provide more minimally-invasive options for our patients. Varithena varicose treatment provides patients with a new, alternative form of sclerotherapy that addresses various symptoms caused by varicose veins. As a new, minimally-invasive treatment, this nonsurgical option effectively controls symptoms such as achiness, swelling, and heaviness in the legs.
How Does Varithena Varicose Treatment Work?
Varithena is a sclerosing agent made out of polidocanol injectable foam and, when injected into the varicose veins, works to collapse the diseased vein. Once the vein is fully dissolved, the foam will then be diluted in the bloodstream and flushed out of the system. From there, the blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby and can improve symptoms caused by varicose veins. With this form of treatment, no form of anesthesia is required and can be injected directly or through a catheter for effective use.
The procedure takes a total of 30 minutes to top complete, and once the procedure is complete, bandages and compression socks are applied to the legs. The compression socks should be continuously worn for up to two weeks to help transfer blood flow to the healthy veins. Studies have shown that patients who received Varithena experienced improved symptoms and vein appearances.
Is Varithena Varicose Treatment Right For Me?
While not all varicose veins can be treated with Varithena, Varithena can provide extensive pain relief for patients who are suffering from issues in the great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins, and other forms of visible varicose veins. At Vein Center of North Texas, our specialist will work with you to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your symptoms, conditions, and overall health. Our physicians may recommend conservative measures first, including diet and exercise, as a way to address the issues non-invasively.
If you’ve faced further issues finding treatment for varicose veins, our practice can provide minimally invasive and surgical treatment options. Varithena injections may work for some patients, but depending on your current health history and symptoms, our physicians may recommend other treatments, including:
- Vein Stripping: Vein stripping involves surgically removing and destroying the varicose veins, specifically veins that cannot be addressed on a superficial level.
- Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy: Ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy works to address varicose and spider veins causing pain by using ultrasound technology to guide treatment.
- EVLT Treatment: Instead of using injectable foams or chemical dissolvents, EVLT treatment works to remove varicose veins through laser heat.
- Spider Vein Cosmetic Sclerotherapy: This procedure works to irritate the lining of the spider veins, causing the spider vein to collapse and stick together, reducing their appearance on a cosmetic level.
All of these treatment options can be used to treat varicose veins, and for patients who are interested in learning more about Varithena, scheduling an appointment with our office can help you learn more about what vein treatments will work best for you.