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Varithena (Foam Sclerotherapy)

Varithena (Foam Sclerotherapy)

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While varicose veins may begin as a cosmetic issue, they can eventually develop into a more serious health concern if left untreated. For patients in Lima, Celina, Findlay and beyond, the Vein Care Centre offers a range of sclerotherapy and venous treatments to help correct vein issues and concerns. Board-certified and aesthetic-laser-certified family physician, Dr. Manu B. Aggarwal, is highly recognized for her caring, committed and expert service.

Varicose veins are swollen, gnarled blood vessels that most often appear in the legs and feet. This condition occurs when tiny valves in the vein become damaged or stop working, causing the blood to pool in the veins. As a result, the veins typically twist and bulge underneath the skin. While varicose veins are unsightly, they can also be indicative of a more severe venous disorder or condition. In fact, varicose veins can cause aching, throbbing and heaviness in the legs and, if left untreated, can potentially create blood clots, discoloration or itching. At the Vein Care Center, Dr. Aggarwal offers effective sclerotherapy treatments to help patients correct varicose veins and restore their overall vein health.

What is Varithena?

Relatively new to the market, Varithena is the only foam sclerosant approved by the FDA to treat varicose veins. It is composed of an active ingredient called Polidocanol, which is safe for the body. Differing from liquid sclerosants which flow through the vein, Varithena’s injectable microfoam works by coating the lining of the vein directly and thoroughly, enhancing the treatment’s overall effectiveness. For this reason, Varithena is especially beneficial for treating larger veins. This highly developed product can be utilized above and below the knee and can treat varicose veins of all sizes and complexities. At the Vein Care Center, Dr. Aggarwal performs Varithena vein treatment to minimize the appearance of varicose veins and significantly reduce painful symptoms, such as aching, heaviness or soreness in the legs.

How is Varithena Vein Treatment Performed?

Varithena offers a minimally invasive, easily tolerable procedure and usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. In your consultation, our vein specialists will examine your condition and design a treatment plan tailored to your needs and concerns. The procedure will begin with a small amount of anesthesia administered at the injection site. A catheter is then inserted into the diseased vein, and Varithena is injected, coating the vein wall entirely with the foam. This process irritates and damages the vein, causing it to collapse and close. Blood is then rerouted to healthier veins to ensure proper circulation. At the Vein Care Center, patients who undergo the Varithena procedure experience decreased physical symptoms and a noticeably smoother, aesthetically pleasing appearance.

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What Should I Expect After the Procedure?

Foam sclerotherapy is considered one of the least invasive methods for correcting varicose veins. Once the procedure is complete, patients can resume regular activity immediately after treatment. In fact, we encourage our patients to return to their daily routine, as this will promote healthy circulation and accelerate the healing process. However, it is important not to overstrain the legs as they recover, so heavy exercise and strenuous activities should be avoided for the week after your procedure. You will also be required to wear compression stockings for a few days or weeks following treatment. After your appointment, Dr. Aggarwal will give you detailed aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results.

Benefits of Varithena Vein Treatment

Varithena’s innovative formula provides an excellent solution for patients with varicose veins. In just one treatment, most patients see unsightly veins vanish and notice significant relief from painful symptoms. Some of the benefits of Varithena include:

  • Non-invasive, non-surgical procedure
  • No incisions or downtime required
  • Smooths out bulging veins
  • Eliminates physical symptoms, such as painful burning, cramping or itching
  • Performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Treats veins of all sizes
  • Restore smoother, natural-looking skin

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Varithena?

Varithena canVarithena is a highly suitable treatment option for men and women with large varicose veins in the legs. For patients suffering heaviness, burning, aching or other painful symptoms as a result of this condition, Varithena injections offer a convenient and highly effective solution. However, those who may not be eligible for this treatment include patients who are pregnant or who have a clotting disorder, a recent vein infection or an allergy to the active agent polidocanol. Before any procedure, Dr. Aggarwal will conduct a full evaluation, including a review of your medical history, to ensure Varithena is an appropriate approach. If Varithena is not suitable for you, our specialists can work with you to determine a better and safer way to proceed.

Schedule A Vein Examination with Ohio’s Vein Specialists

When left untreated, varicose veins can become even more prominent and can lead to various uncomfortable symptoms. While cosmetic improvement is often a factor for patients seeking foam injection sclerotherapy, the Vein Care Centre understands that physical relief and preventing future issues are also primary concerns. As the only FDA-approved foam sclerosant on the market, Varithena provides a safe, convenient and effective method for addressing varicose veins.

Drawing on cutting-edge diagnostic techniques and a strong focus on patient care, Dr. Aggarwal prioritizes the safety and satisfaction of her patients to minimize risks and produce the most effective results. She strives to manage both the aesthetic concerns and painful symptoms of her patients, helping to restore comfort in their body and confidence in their appearance. If you have concerns about your vein health or would like to know more about our vein treatments, contact our clinic at 419-227-4472 to schedule your vein exam today.

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