What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is a cutting-edge treatment for chronic venous insufficiency, a medical condition wherein the collapse of your vein valves makes blood flow backward and accumulate in your leg veins, which leads to spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein problems. Other common symptoms of vein disease include leg heaviness, restless legs syndrome, leg cramps, and leg swelling. If you identify these signs and symptoms, you should consult our vein doctors in California to discuss your vein treatment options.
VenaSeal is one of the most effective vein treatments for chronic venous insufficiency. This is a minimally invasive procedure wherein a medical-grade adhesive is injected into the diseased saphenous vein. The vein glue seals the diseased vein’s walls, turning it into a hardened scar tissue eventually absorbed by the body. This allows the accumulated blood to reroute into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation to the heart. The VenaSeal procedure concludes within an hour with no downtime.
How Does VenaSeal Work?
During the VenaSeal procedure, the vein doctor applies local anesthesia on a small part of your leg and makes a small incision. The vein doctor inserts a tube-like device called a catheter through the incision, guiding it into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is in place, the vein physician injects the medical-grade adhesive into the vein, which promotes fibrotic growth to seal the vein shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, and the diseased vein eventually gets reabsorbed by the body.
VenaSeal is an extremely efficient procedure because it concludes within 30 to 60 minutes, with no post-treatment recovery period or downtime. Unlike most other vein treatments, you don’t even have to wear compression stockings or bandages. Furthermore, since this treatment doesn’t involve thermal or laser energy, there’s no risk of nerve injuries or other harsh complications. As such, VenaSeal is one of the most convenient procedures for venous insufficiency, and most patients can resume their daily activities and work immediately after the treatment.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for VenaSeal?
Please schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art vein centers in California to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for VenaSeal. Our vein doctors will examine your leg veins, review your medical history, and perform advanced ultrasound diagnostic tests to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins. After the diagnosis, our vein doctors will determine if you’re a suitable candidate for VenaSeal – they may also recommend other procedures.
Generally speaking, however, you’ll probably be deemed a suitable candidate for VenaSeal if you have chronic venous insufficiency.
What are the Side Effects of VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is one of the safest and most comfortable treatments for chronic venous insufficiency. However, you can make it even safer and more effective by consulting reliable vein centers in California.
VenaSeal involves minimal side effects and a negligible risk of complications. The following are the potential side effects and complications of VenaSeal:
- Mild irritation of the treated veins
- Temporary firmness on the legs because of the hardened veins
- Negligible risk of allergic reactions, vascular perforation, and vascular ruptures
What Happens After the VenaSeal Procedure?
The VenaSeal treatment doesn’t involve any downtime or recovery period. Unlike most other minimally invasive vein treatments, you don’t even have to wear compression stockings or bandages after this procedure, and you can also go swimming and wet your legs. In fact, most of our patients resume their daily activities and work immediately after the vein treatment, and you can do the same.
However, you should be aware that you may experience mild irritation and firmness in your legs after the treatment. That’s a perfectly normal side effect caused by the hardening of the diseased veins under your skin. Over time, your body will reabsorb the diseased vein and the firmness will gradually fade away.
Do I Need Other Treatments After VenaSeal?
The VenaSeal procedure has a 99% success rate and it treats chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of most vein problems. That means you don’t need other treatments and there’s a negligible risk of vein disease recurrence. In some cases, your vein doctor might recommend sclerotherapy to remove the spider veins on your skin’s surface, but that’s an elective procedure to improve your leg’s appearance.
VenaSeal is one of the most popular treatments for chronic venous insufficiency. Our patients love this procedure because of its convenience – it can be squeezed into a very tight schedule with no need for post-treatment recovery, downtime, or even compression stockings. This allows you to resume your daily activities and work immediately after the VenaSeal treatment.
At our spider vein and varicose vein centers in California, our vein doctors have performed thousands of successful VenaSeal procedures without complications. If you have the signs or symptoms of vein disease, please schedule an appointment at our vein centers in California to discuss your vein treatment options.
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