Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins.
Varithena Treatment Benefits
Varithena® is a prescription medicine used to treat varicose veins caused by problems with the great saphenous vein (GSV) and other related veins in the leg’s GSV system. Varithena® improves symptoms related to or caused by varicose veins, and the appearance of varicose veins.
Your doctor may choose to use Varithena®, because unlike other therapies, Varithena®:
- Is effective to treat veins of different sizes above and below the knee
- Requires no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia
- Does not require a wire to be inserted along the length of your vein
- Is administered in as little as one or two needle sticks per treatment, instead of 10-14
- Does not use heat, eliminating the risk of thermal injury
- Does not use glue and dissolves in the bloodstream after treatment, leaving no foreign bodies in the vein
Because Varithena® is minimally invasive and well tolerated by most patients, you may resume most normal activities the same day as treatment.
How Does Varithena Treatment Work?
Treatment with Varithena® is minimally invasive and nonsurgical (no incisions required). The doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthesia is required.
- The doctor administers a small amount of Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
- The foam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
- The diseased vein collapses and the foam is deactivated
After Varithena Treatment
Patients may resume some activities the same day as treatment. Heavy exercise should be avoided for one week. Post-treatment bandages need to be kept dry and in place for 48 hours, and compression stockings must be worn on the treated leg for 2 weeks. For a month, patients should walk at least 10 minutes a day and avoid long periods of inactivity.
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For a free consultation about Varithena treatment options for varicose veins or spider veins, please visit Total Vein Treatment Centers online or call our Plano clinic at (214) 380-0799.