Minimally Invasive Varicose Vein Treatment
Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine drug / device combination that generates microfoam for ultrasound guided injection for varicose vein treatment. It treats varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena improves the symptoms the symptoms of superficial venous reflux disease as well as the appearance of varicose veins. It is the only FDA approved foam used to treat varicose vein problems..
Varithena improves HASTI™ symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins:
- Leg Heaviness
- Leg Achiness
- Leg Swelling
- Leg Throbbing
- Leg Itching
Types of Varicose Veins Varithena Treats
Varithena treats a wide range of varicose veins in the GSV system, including:
- Tortuous (twisted) veins
- Veins above and below the knee
- Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
- Veins previously treated with other methods
Varithena does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Please schedule a consultation with an expert doctor at Precision VIR to see if Varithena may be right for you. Call us at 214-382-3200 or complete the form below.
This video explains how the minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment can result in improved symptoms and improved vein appearance:
How Varithena Works for Varicose Vein Treatment
- A Precision VIR doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is required
- A physician then administers a small amount of Varithena through a catheter or by direct injection into malfunctioning veins.
- The microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein.
- It displaces the blood within the diseased vein and causes the vein to collapse.
- When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood no longer falls backward down the leg (reflux). Instead it shifts up and out of the leg to healthier veins nearby.
- Over time, the vein shrinks and it reabsorbed by the body. This form of treatment is called endovenous chemical ablation with ultrasound guidance.
Patients must follow post-treatment instructions and avoid heavy exercise for one week.
Benefits of Varithena for Varicose Vein Treatment:
- The microfoam is rapidly absorbed and far more advanced than other foams available.
- Treatment is a nonsurgical procedure with no incision required.
- It is better tolerated than other catheter techniques. Many patients do not have any sensation of pain or discomfort with injection of the foam.
- Treatment often takes only 30-60 minutes.
- Patients can go home the same day.
- Patients may resume light activities as quickly as the same day of varicose vein treatment.
Self-Care After Treatment with Varithena
After you receive varicose vein treatment with Varithena, your doctor will give you additional instructions for post-treatment self-care.
Is Varithena Covered by Medical Insurance?
Varithena ultrasound-guided therapy is often covered by insurance for symptomatic varicose vein treatment of the legs. Your Precision VIR doctor will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
For further information about this vein treatment, please contact Precision VIR at 214-382-3200 or complete the form below to schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified vein specialists.
Varithena® is a registered trademark of Provensis Ltd, a BTG International group company.
Request an Appointment for Varicose Vein Treatment
If you need varicose vein treatment, request an appointment for an evaluation with the experts at Precision VIR. Our doctors will take the time to answer your questions about advanced vein care procedures and formulate a plan for the best results. For a consultation with one of our expert doctors, please contact us at 214-382-3200 or complete the form below.
Precision VIR serves the DFW area including Dallas, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Highland Park, University Park, Park Cities, Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Denton, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie and all of North Texas.
This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Prior to starting any new treatment or questions regarding a medical condition, always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health provider.