The latest technology for non-surgical varicose vein treatment is here. Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved of the adhesive sealing procedure called VenaSeal for varicose vein treatment. VenaSeal’s procedure uses only local anesthesia with minimal pain and bruising.
What is vein disease?
Varicose veins are caused when the superficial veins close to the skin have been damaged. When the veins weaken and cannot properly pump blood, it pools back into the legs. The buildup of pressure from blood pooling forces veins to stretch and become gnarled.
This leads to venous hypertension, which causes inflammation, pain, discoloration and leg restlessness. If not treated, venous hypertension can be painfully disabling. Venous disease can happen to anyone, though women are more likely to develop spider and varicose veins. Varicose veins also tend to run in the family, those at an increased risk are older, obese, extreme height or pregnant.
How does VenaSeal work?
VenaSeal is unlike any other vein treatment procedure that includes lasers or surgeries like vein stripping. A tiny catheter is guided to the diseased vein via ultrasound imaging and sealed using the VenaSeal adhesive.
“Because the VenaSeal system does not incorporate heat application or cutting, the in-office procedure can allow patients to quickly return to their normal activities, with less bruising,” said William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
After the vein is sealed, blood naturally travels to healthy veins. Sealed veins will shrink and over time, be absorbed by the body. The procedure treats veins using a medical glue that’s safe for the body instead of using heat, so the patient has little pain and shorter recovery time. Trials showed the VenaSeal device to be safe and effective, as reported by the FDA. VenaSeal carries no risk of burning or nerve injury, tumescent anesthesia or multiple pricks with needles.
What are the benefits of VenaSeal?
Patients who undergo the VenaSeal treatment find immediate relief from tingling and other varicose pain. There is little to no bruising with such a minimally invasive procedure, leaving the patient ready to resume normal activities within 24 hours or less. VenaSeal has no risk of nerve or skin injury, and heals faster than other varicose vein treatments.
Do you qualify for VenaSeal?
VenaSeal varicose vein treatment should not be used for patients that have a history of hypersensitivity or inflamed veins due to blood clots. Venous insufficiency has been found in more than 30 million Americans, particularly in women that have had two or more pregnancies.
If you experience itching, tingling and other pain in your legs from bulging varicose veins, speak with your doctor to see if you are an ideal candidate for treatment of symptomatic superficial varicose veins of the legs.
“Patients are often told their varicose veins are only a cosmetic issue, but varicose veins are a sign of a condition known as venous insufficiency, which can cause symptoms that impact quality of life, and over time can lead to more serious problems,” explained Kathleen Gibson, M.D., Lake Washington Vascular, Seattle. “Left untreated the venous insufficiency often progresses, and can cause leg pain, leg and ankle swelling, leg heaviness and fatigue, skin changes or rashes, ulcers and open wounds.”
Boasting closure rates of 97.2%, VenaSeal is a promising new procedure for less invasive and less painful treatment for varicose veins with long lasting results.
VenaSeal Treatment by Caring Professionals
“We have been selected as the first center in Las Vegas to offer VenaSeal. At Las Vegas Vein Center, your experience and care is of utmost importance to us, and we pledge ourselves to making your visit a pleasant and successful one.” —Dr. Fauzia and Ralph Carullo
If you suffer from vein disease, VenaSeal may be for you. The caring and professional doctors and staff at Las Vegas Vein Center offer consultations and a hands-on approach to offer you peace of mind and confidence that you can achieve comfortable, enduring vein health.