VenaSeal Treatment: How It Helps Improve Blood Flow

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By BASS Vein Center
VenaSeal Treatment: How It Helps Improve Blood Flow
December 14, 2020

Varicose veins are a common condition that affects many adults. Although anyone can develop varicose veins, more females than males tend to have the condition. Varicose veins are not always painful, but they can cause pain and discomfort for some people. They can indicate a more serious condition such as venous reflux disease. The doctors here at BASS Vein Center can determine if you have this condition by examining your varicose veins.

What Is Venous Reflux Disease?

Venous Reflux Disease affects blood circulation in the lower part of the body, usually the legs. It is also commonly known as venous insufficiency. Veins have one-way valves that keep the blood pumping in the right direction, against gravity, towards the heart. When the valves become damaged or weak, they do not close as they should. That causes reflux to occur, which is when the blood flows back into the veins.

Venous Reflux Disease can cause several other serious issues to occur and seriously affect a person’s lifestyle, especially if the individual stands or sits for long periods throughout the day for their job. The most severe symptoms of this disease include:

How Can VenaSeal Treatment Help with Venous Reflux Disease?

The VenaSeal procedure can reduce or stop the backward flow of blood caused by venous reflux disease. With this innovative type of vein treatment, blood circulation will improve, and you will start to experience fewer symptoms if any at all. 

With some patients, the use of compression socks alone can help to improve poor blood circulation. But others will require the vein to be closed off or removed using VenaSeal treatment. With this treatment, the flow of blood is improved by either sealing or closing the affected vein. With VenaSeal, the vein specialist places a small amount of medical adhesive inside the affected vein, which seals it off. That allows the blood to be rerouted to another vein naturally.

What Can I Expect During VenaSeal Treatment?

The experts here at BASS Vein Center will discuss the procedure’s steps with you and address any questions you may have. Here is a summary of what you can expect:

  • A needle will be used to numb the area where our doctor will access the vein. It’s common to feel some slight pain or stinging during this time.
  • After the area is numb, a catheter is inserted into the leg. You will feel some pressure due to the placement of the catheter.
  • The catheter is placed along the affected vein, where it will deliver the medical adhesive. Patients usually feel a tugging or pulling sensation while the adhesive is applied. The vein specialist will use an ultrasound to guide them throughout the process to ensure the correct vein is treated and to help position the catheter.
  • Once the treatment is over, the catheter is removed, and a bandage is placed over the insertion site. You will be taken to a recovery room where you can rest before you leave. Our vein specialists will discuss any at-home treatment and care that is necessary and will talk to you about the observations that will be performed by our team following the procedure.

Find Varicose Vein Treatment Near Me

For VenaSeal Treatment that you can rely on in your local area, contact BASS Vein Center today. We have experts in varicose vein treatment on staff to assist you and provide helpful procedures that will allow you to live your life pain-free.

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