Varithena® is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment for varicose veins. FDA approved and covered by most major insurances, Varithena® could be your key to pain relief caused by vein disease. The Vein Centre offers Varithena® at our Franklin, Nashville, and Mount Juliet locations. Set up a consultation to find out how the Varithena® vein treatment can heal your varicose veins today.
WHAT VEINS DOES VARITHENA® TREAT?
- Treats the Greater Saphenous Vein (GSV)
- Treats varicose veins above and below the knee
- Treats small to large veins
- Treats previously treated veins
WHAT HAPPENS DURING VARICOSE VEIN TREATMENT?
As a form of sclerotherapy, this treatment for varicose veins is done in-office via a small injection. The doctor administering Varithena® may also use a small catheter depending on the diseased vein. For the comfort of the patient, the treatment site can be numbed before Varithena® is administered. Once injected, the foam fills a section of the diseased vein and causes the vein to collapse. As the vein disappears, the body sends the blood flow through nearby healthier veins.
Most patients are satified with their results after one treatment session. Depending on the patient’s needs, follow-up treatment sessions can be scheduled.
HOW SOON CAN I GET BACK TO MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES?
Because Varithena® is a minimally invasive treatment, normal activities can be resumed immediately. Patients should avoid heavy activity for at least one week. Patients are also required to wear compression stockings for at least two weeks. It is also encouraged that patients walk regularly for at least one month after treatment in order to promote healthy circulation.
WHAT SIDE EFFECTS DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT?
The most commonly reported side effect is pain in the treated leg. If a patient experiences pain, it usually resolves within one week. Patients may also experience bruising at the treatment site. Pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, can be taken for pain relief after treatment. In rare cases, blood clots may form. Talk with your vein doctor if you are worried about a blood clot or other persisting side effects.