Exploring the Advantages of VenaSeal®
- Posted on: Mar 15 2017
Millions of people in our country are affected by the venous disease we know as varicose veins. The appearance of ropey, bulging veins can present severe cosmetic concerns. Even more, the pressure and weakness of affected veins often become physically uncomfortable, as well.
People do not get varicose veins because they have done something wrong. Genetics could be partially responsible, as can other factors beyond one’s control. Ultimately, the problem of varicose veins is that certain superficial veins have malfunctioned. Specifically, the valves that stop blood from pooling grow weak and may fail.
Historically, varicose veins have been treated surgically. As we have continued to develop new protocols, such as VenaSeal®, more patients are obtaining the treatment they need to restore comfort and confidence.
VenaSeal® is reliable in the treatment of even large varicose veins. The polymerization of individual veins is effective at rerouting blood to a nearby vein that is healthy and functional. Polymerization sounds like a complicated term, but it isn’t. The VenaSeal® substance is made of a polymer, which is medical adhesive. Treating varicose veins with VenaSeal® provides several advantages.
- VenaSeal® is a non-heat-based treatment. This means that veins may be treated more comfortably and with the less local anesthetic to manage comfort during the procedure.
- According to studies, the success of the VenaSeal® process is comparable to heat-based endovenous thermal ablation.
- Each treatment may be completed within about an hour and a half.
- Post-treatment bruising is minimal.
Success rates across three primary studies were over 97%, indicating the value of this minimally invasive treatment. Early research on VenaSeal® suggests that some patients may not need to use compression following their procedure, whereas this is typically necessary with other methods, such as sclerotherapy. In fact, the healthiest patients who obtain this treatment can resume normal activities (no strenuous exercise) right away.
VenaSeal® is a treatment choice that provides patients with the quick resolution of the symptoms related to varicose veins. An immediate improvement in comfort is typically noticed, and the bulging and blue tint of visible veins progressively fades over the course of a few weeks.
Would you like to know more about VenaSeal® for varicose veins? Call The Vein Clinic in Columbia at (803) 253-8667.