Chronic venous insufficiency is the root cause of most vein problems. It’s a medical condition wherein blood flows backward and accumulates in your leg veins, eventually leading to spider veins, varicose veins, restless leg syndrome, skin discoloration, and other problems. In the worst situations, vein disease may also lead to blood clots in the leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) that can break away and travel into the lungs, inducing a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.
How Does VenaSeal Work?
The VenaSeal procedure works by sealing the diseased vein responsible for your spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein problems. During the procedure, the vein doctor administers local anesthesia and makes a small incision on the skin’s surface to guide the catheter into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance.
Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor injects a medical-grade adhesive that promotes fibrotic growth, sealing the diseased vein shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, and the diseased vein is eventually reabsorbed by the body. The entire procedure concludes within an hour.
VenaSeal is one of the most effective procedures. Unlike most other vein treatments, you don’t even need to wear compression stockings or bandages after the procedure. Furthermore, there’s no use of thermal energy, so there’s no risk of nerve damage or harsh side effects. If you have varicose veins and other signs of vein disease, you may be the right candidate for VenaSeal.
Am I a Good Candidate for VenaSeal?
Generally speaking, VenaSeal is a suitable procedure for patients with chronic venous insufficiency in the great saphenous veins. If you’ve experienced the signs and symptoms of vein disease, please contact our vein center in Long Island for an examination and diagnosis. Your vein doctor in Long Island will carefully examine the blood flow in your leg veins to determine if you’re the right candidate for VenaSeal.
FAQ About Venaseal
What Happens After VenaSeal?
The VenaSeal treatment doesn’t involve any downtime. You may resume your daily activities and work immediately after the procedure. The procedure is so safe and comfortable that most patients seek treatment during their lunch break, so they can resume their daily activities with minimal interruption.
Unlike most other vein treatments, you don’t even have to wear compression stockings or ACE bandages. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about getting your legs wet, so you can swim and engage in activities that may cause sweating. You may notice mild firmness on your legs after the treatment because the diseased vein will be hardened, but this will gradually dissipate in a few weeks.
Do I Need Other Treatments?
VenaSeal is an extremely effective procedure with a success rate exceeding 99%, so you don’t need any other treatments. VenaSeal addresses the root cause of your vein problems, chronic venous insufficiency, so the risk of recurrence is negligible. In some cases, your vein doctor may recommend sclerotherapy or ambulatory phlebectomy to remove the superficial varicose veins and spider veins on your skin’s surface. However, these procedures are strictly cosmetic.
The Vein Center in Long Island has state-of-the-art offices on the north shore, south shore, and the Hamptons. We have performed hundreds of minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments, including VenaSeal, without failure. We follow a comprehensive and personalized approach to vein treatments to ensure optimal results. Please schedule an appointment to regain your confidence today.
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