Are you suffering from varicose veins? Or perhaps you’re looking for non-intrusive treatment options that do not include surgery? VenaSeal treatment maybe an option for you.
What Is VenaSeal Treatment?
VenaSeal treatment is currently the newest and most advanced treatment method for varicose veins. This vein treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that introduces a special type of super glue – cyanoacrylate – to seal shut the affected vein as would be in the case of surgery. Once the varicose veins are shut off, the body will naturally reroute blood through other available healthy
veins in the area. And this will lead to the sealed vein being reabsorbed and disappearing on the leg.
How Safe Is VenaSeal?
While the use of VenaSeal in the treatment of varicose veins is relatively new, the use of cyanoacrylate is not. For over 50 years the cyanoacrylate glue has been used by medical practitioners to seal shut diseased arteries as well as repair skin incisions and wounds with no issues arising. Therefore, the use of VenaSeal is simply a new application of this highly effective adhesive that has been safely used on patients for decades.
How Does VenaSeal Work?
The VenaSeal vein treatment is a simple procedure that lasts only a few minutes. The treatment involves the
1) The leg is scanned to locate the varicose veins to be treated. This scan is painless.
2) A small dosage of local anesthetic is administered to your leg.
3) Using a small catheter, the VenaSeal adhesive is introduced into the vein.
4) The physician applies minimal pressure to the leg to aid in the sealing of the vein.
5) The small catheter is removed, and a band-aid applied to cover the wound at the injection point.
After the introduction of the VenaSeal glue to the affected veins, it takes only a few minutes for the veins to seal off. And once this happens, you are good to return to your normal activities. A fortnight after your initial varicose vein treatment a follow-up appointment is required to ensure the success of the procedure.Should there be smaller branch veins in need of treatment, this will be carried out using sclerotherapy.
Another 3 weeks later, you can expect another follow-up appointment for a scan of your leg to verify that all the affected veins have remained shut. At this stage, the treatment can be declared completely effective if the results are as per expected.
How Effective Is VenaSeal?
According to research carried out by the Center for Vein Restoration in Mesa, USA, to determine the effectiveness of the VenaSeal treatment of varicose veins spanning up to 5 years, data analyzed indicated that the VenaSeal treatment has a 91.4% closure rate. This is the same closure rate as the popular varicose vein treatment options such as laser ablation and radiofrequency ablation available today.
Pros of VenaSeal Treatment
The treatment of varicose veins using VenaSeal has the following advantages to the patients:
- It is a minimally invasive procedure; thus very minimal pain is experienced.
- It is a non-thermal procedure; thus, it poses zero risks of either nerve or skin injury during the treatment
- The procedure only requires a single dose of a small amount of local anesthesia to prepare the patient’s
leg. This eliminates the need for tumescent anesthesia whose effects can last up to 18 hours.
- The recovery period is extremely short, taking only just a few minutes; thus, you do not need to interrupt
your everyday life to recover from the treatment procedure.
- Compression socks are not an after-treatment requirement as is with other varicose veins treatment
Cons of VenaSeal Treatment
- Though the VenaSeal treatment is minimally invasive, there are chances that a patient can experience slight inflammation at the injection point after undergoing the procedure.
Is VenaSeal Better Than Laser?
Both VenaSeal and laser ablation are effective treatment options for varicose veins. However, each is more suitable for different stages of vein treatment. While the VenaSeal closure system is most suited for small veins, the laser ablation system is best for large varicose veins.
What Problems May Arise From Use VenaSeal?
Rare risks do exist with VenaSeal treatment. These include an allergic reaction, deep vein thrombosis, soreness, and pigmentation. Fortunately these risks are no more than other treatments for your varicose veins.
Are you ready to give VenaSeal treatment a try? Contact us today on 1300 535 017 to schedule a consultation.