Varithena in New York has become a popular and effective treatment for addressing stubborn vein concerns. Varicose and spider veins are not only unsightly: The damaged blood vessels increase your chances of developing severe venous complications, including deep vein thrombosis. No matter your reason for treating the damaged veins, ridding your skin of the unsightly blood vessels will enhance your circulation, especially in your legs, minimizing the chances of blood pooling. However, your physician might not suggest the treatment if you are allergic to polidocanol or have blood clot issues.
Who is suitable for Varithena treatment?
Injecting the foam solution directly on your vein issue is very effective, with results likely to manifest approximately 30 minutes after the treatment. Varithena works more effectively than other liquid-based varicose vein approaches. However, not everyone might benefit from the treatment. Varithena might not be ideal for patients with the Great Saphenous Vein (GSV) system.
What does the treatment do?
Varithena significantly minimizes the appearance of the unsightly veins. Though the liquid treatment is effective, it might not eliminate the damaged veins. The medication your medical provider uses during the process destroys the inner lining of your affected vein, causing it to seal naturally. Varithena is easy and effective. Unfortunately, your doctor might not use it to cure the vein concern permanently because the medication’s effects might not last for long.
What should you know before taking the medication?
The treatment might not be your ideal option, especially if you have specific allergic reactions or have
- A blood clotting disorder that might affect your arms and legs (Buerger’s disease)
- A blood clot condition like deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
To ensure the treatment’s success rate, inform your healthcare provider of specific things. For instance, you should notify the medical expert if you are pregnant or planning to conceive before the process. Additionally, the healthcare provider might advise you not to use the medication when breastfeeding.
What should you expect during treatment?
Before initiating treatment, your healthcare provider will numb your treatment areas to make the process less painful. The medical professional will then administer a small dose of the Varithena microfoam to address the vein issue in the treatment area. The injected foam causes the damaged blood vessel to collapse, redirecting the blood flow to your nearby healthy veins. The best part of the treatment is that the foam does not affect the blood. It disperses when in contact with blood in your healthy veins. Possible side effects you might have with the treatment include bruising (mainly on the injection site), leg discomfort, and blood clots in the veins.
Since the treatment is minimally invasive, you will bounce back to your everyday life after the treatment. However, the physician might suggest the following:
- Wearing compression stockings (at least two weeks after the process)
- Additional sessions to attain optimal results
- Avoid having extended hours of inactivity. Thus, the doctor might recommend at least ten minutes daily of leg stretches
- Avoid strenuous activities, especially the first week after the treatment
Varicose veins can both be aesthetic and health concerns. Contact your vein expert to know your options and if you might benefit from Varithena.