ClariVein is performed with a slim, thin, tube-like catheter. This is a non-thermal vein ablation technique wherein the heat is generated via a laser or electrical energy.
ClariVein is an endovascular treatment for varicose veins. Also known as mechanochemical ablation, this treatment combines chemical sclerosant injections and mechanical pressure to remove varicose veins. This technique is faster and more effective than most traditional vein treatments.
ClariVein is less painful and more comfortable than most other vein treatments because it includes one injection site. Comparatively, other vein treatments often necessitate multiple injections, leading to mild discomfort and bruising. During this procedure, a catheter with a rotating wire is driven into the diseased saphenous vein to damage its walls and make it seal shut from the inside.
ClariVein doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort during or after the treatment. Furthermore, since it doesn’t involve thermal or laser energy, there’s no risk of nerve injuries.
What to Expect from ClariVein?
During the ClariVein treatment, your vein doctor will apply local anesthesia to the inside of your legs to ensure comfort. After numbing your legs, the vein doctor will drive the catheter into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. The catheter has a rotating tip that damages the diseased vein’s walls while simultaneously delivering a sclerosant medicine. The sclerosant medicine fuses the diseased vein’s walls, making it seal shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart.
The entire ClariVein treatment concludes within 30 minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities and work. This treatment is associated with minimal bruising and post-treatment discomfort.
What are the Side Effects of ClariVein?
ClariVein involves mechanical disruption to remove diseased veins. As such, it’s not suitable for areas such as dense venous-arterial networks, such as the hands, feet, and face.
- Common Side Effects: A numbness or tingling sensation on your thighs or calves that can be relieved with medications.
- Rare Side Effects: Mild skin discoloration around the treated areas, which can be resolved with skin creams.
Most of the side effects of ClariVein can be avoided if you consult reliable, reputable, and board-certified vein doctors. That’s why we highly recommend consulting the vein specialist at our spider vein and varicose vein center in New York.
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of ClariVein?
The Advantages of ClariVein:
- You don’t need multiple injections
- You experience minimal post-treatment bruising
- You can resume your daily activities immediately
- You notice immediate results
The Disadvantages of ClariVein
- It’s only suitable for some patients
- It’s not suitable in the hands, face, or feet
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