Living with varicose or enlarged veins is more than a nuisance. For many, any disease affecting the veins also means swelling, inflammation, cramps, and body aches. Patients who struggle with chronic venous disease or other vein-related illnesses often don’t know where to turn. Luckily, there is hope.
The VenaSeal Vein Treatment alleviates both the symptoms and appearance of enlarged veins. Not only this, it’s minimally invasive, and patients typically recover within 48 hours. Here’s what happens in a VenaSeal Vein Treatment, and what you can expect in your procedure.
The VenaSeal procedure delivers a small amount of cyanoacrylate, a medical adhesive, to seal and heal diseased veins. Cyanoacrylate effectively shuts down the central saphenous vein in the thigh, therefore hardening the affected vein. As the vein closes, it slowly becomes scar tissue, and the appearance fades with time. The blood inside the affected vein disappears and is absorbed back into the circulatory system. Though this doesn’t necessarily discard or remove the vein, the size of the vein diminishes significantly.
Before the procedure, patients can expect an ultrasound where their doctor thoroughly examines the affected leg or area. This helps doctors further plan the procedure and gives them a sense of the severity of the diseased vein.
The procedure itself involves a small catheter positioned into the diseased vein. Via the catheter, cyanoacrylate is infused into the diseased vein, which seals it completely. The doctor may apply light pressure to adhere the walls of the vein together. This ensures that the adhesive is successfully infused into the affected vein. Afterward, the catheter is removed, and a bandage is applied to the catheter access site.
The procedure is finished in a matter of minutes. Patients can expect to feel a slight stinging when a needle is used to numb the access site. Throughout the procedure, patients may experience a subtle sensation of pulling. However, the pain is minimal, and patients can expect to see results immediately.
The recovery process after the VenaSeal procedure is not burdensome, and recovery shouldn’t take long. Typically, doctors will ask patients to take a 10-minute walk immediately after the procedure is finished. If patients can walk freely and without restriction, they are free to go home. Doctors recommend taking quick 10-15 minute walks during the days following the procedure. This keeps blood flowing, and quickens the vein’s healing process. Make sure to avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods. Return to normal activities per your doctor’s guidance.
In the weeks following treatment, you’ll return to your local Vein Center to receive a scheduled check-up. Your doctor will perform another ultrasound to assess the vein’s healing and check for any possible vein occlusions. Vein occlusions, or blockages, are rare following the VenaSeal procedure. However, doctors must assure that all bases are covered to ensure optimal results from your VenaSeal procedure.
VenaSeal treatment is the most effective and least invasive procedure compared to other forms of vein treatment. If you choose VenaSeal, you receive several benefits:
If you or someone you love is suffering from varicose or enlarged veins, consider VenaSeal Vein Treatment. The experts at BASS Vein Center are here to answer any questions or concerns. To learn more about VenaSeal, or other forms of vein treatment, contact us today at (951) 281-5912.