Varithena is a minimally invasive varicose vein treatment that uses an FDA approved foam for the treatment of venous insufficiency. If you have varicose veins, Board-Certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist Vinay Madan, MD, DABVLM and his team at the Center for Varicose Veins in Wilton, Connecticut, can help. They are experts in using Varithena to treat vein disease and can bring healthy back to your legs. Call Center for Varicose Veins today to find out more or use the online form to book an appointment.
What is Varithena?
Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) is the only FDA-approved foam indicated for treating venous insufficiency and varicose vein disease. Varithena’s patented microfoam technology forms a stable and very safe low nitrogen foam, with is approved for the treatment of the affected great saphenous vein and saphenous tributaries. Varithena is quick and simple, usually taking less than fifteen minutes.
Varithena is Proven to Improve the Following Symptoms:
How does Varithena work?
Dr. Madan uses ultrasound guidance to administer Varithena. The procedure is performed through a tiny puncture site, with no incisions or need for tumescent. The microfoam is tracked through the diseased veins, resulting in collapse of the treated veins. The foam displaces the blood within the vein, resulting in excellent contact of the inner lining of the vein wall. This results in sclerosis of the diseased vein, which will be resorbed by the body over the following months. By removing the diseased veins, the blood no longer refluxes back down the leg, resulting in normal flow in the healthy veins back to the heart.
The symptomatic relief is noted within weeks of treatment. There is the added advantage of the improvement in the appearance of the legs, with the collapse of the previous dilated varicose veins. Procedures take 15 minutes or less and after a short walk, the patient is able to resume most normal activities. The patient should avoid heavy lifting, running, or exercise for a week. Varithena eliminates the risk of nerve injury by using foam instead of heat to treat the veins.
If you suffer from venous insufficiency or varicose vein disease and are interested in learning more about Varithena, contact the Center for Varicose Veins. Dr. Madan will review your treatment options and come up with a personalized treatment plan that is right for you.
If you are interested in learning more, contact the Center for Varicose Veins at (203) 762-6365 or book online.