VenaSeal is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic venous insufficiency, the circulatory disorder responsible for most vein problems. Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your vein valves malfunction and blood accumulates in the leg veins, leading to spider veins, varicose veins, leg heaviness, restless legs syndrome, leg cramps, leg ulcers, and more.
VenaSeal is a procedure wherein a medical adhesive is injected into the diseased vein to seal its walls shut. Once the diseased vein is closed, the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins and restores optimal blood circulation. Meanwhile, the diseased vein is absorbed by the body. VenaSeal concludes within an hour with no downtime or complications.
How does VenaSeal Work?
VenaSeal Closure System is one of the most effective treatments for venous reflux, the condition that leads to chronic venous insufficiency. Venous reflux is a condition wherein the collapse of your vein valves leads to backward blood circulation, which, in turn, leads to vein disease.
During the VenaSeal procedure, the vein doctor inserts a catheter into the diseased vein via a small incision. The catheter is driven into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is in place, the vein doctor injects a medical-grade adhesive into the saphenous vein responsible for your vein problems. This stimulates a chemical reaction that seals the diseased vein’s walls. The vein eventually gets absorbed by the body and the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins.
VenaSeal is one of the most efficient vein treatments. Since it doesn’t rely on thermal energy or laser energy, there’s no risk of harsh side effects or nerve injuries. In fact, you don’t even have to wear compression stockings after the treatment, a common requirement after most other minimally invasive procedures.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for VenaSeal?
You can only determine if you’re a suitable candidate for VenaSeal after consulting the board-certified vein doctors at our vein center in New York. However, generally speaking, VenaSeal is a suitable treatment for most patients with underlying chronic venous insufficiency.
You should consult our vein doctors in New York if you experience any of the signs or symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. These include leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, spider veins, varicose veins, leg cramps, and leg pain. Our vein doctors will examine your leg veins, review your medical history, and run advanced ultrasound diagnostic tests to determine if you’re a good candidate for VenaSeal treatment.
What are the Side Effects of VenaSeal?
You can avoid the potential risks of VenaSeal treatment by consulting our reputable, board-certified vein doctors in New York.
VenaSeal is one of the safest procedures for chronic venous insufficiency. It involves a negligible risk of side effects and complications, especially since it doesn’t involve thermal or laser energy.
The following are the potential side effects of VenaSeal:
- Slight irritation (common)
- Temporary firmness on the legs (common)
- Allergic reactions (rare)
- Vascular rupture (rare)
- Vascular perforation (rare)
What to Expect from VenaSeal?
After VenaSeal, you don’t even have to wear compression stockings or bandages, a common requirement after most other minimally invasive procedures. You can also swim, shower, and take a bath without worrying about getting your legs wet.
You will notice a little firmness in your legs after the treatment, but that’s a completely normal side effect of your veins hardening. The firmness will gradually dissipate once your body absorbs the hardened vein.
Do I Need Other Treatments after VenaSeal?
The reason for VenaSeal’s immense popularity amongst our patients is clear. This is a safe, painless, and effective treatment with no downtime, compression stockings, or painful injections. You can schedule the treatment during your lunch break and then resume your daily activities immediately. As such, it doesn’t have to interfere with your daily activities.
The board-certified vein doctors at our vein center in New York have performed hundreds of VenaSeal procedures with no complications or problems. We believe that no one should suffer from pain or discomfort during their vein treatments. If you’re prepared to reclaim your confidence and liberate yourself from vein disease, please schedule an appointment today!
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