How Does Varithena™ Work?

Varithena™ is administered through a catheter or by direct injection into your malfunctioning vein. The foam fills the desired section of the vein, and the diseased vein collapses. Blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby.

What Results Might I Expect With Varithena™?

In clinical trials, Varithena™ reduced patients’ varicose vein symptoms including heaviness, achiness, swelling, throbbing, and itching. Varithena™ also improved vein appearance in assessments by both patients and doctors.

How Long Does Treatment With Varithena™ Take?

It usually takes less than 15 minutes to administer Varithena™, and patients go home the same day.


Are There Side Effects To Treatment With Varithena™?

The most common side effect seen with Varithena™ is leg pain or discomfort at the entry site. In the majority of cases, this pain stops within one week.


How Many Treatments Might I Need?

You may see results with as little as one varicose vein treatment, depending on the number and size of your veins. Additional treatment may be necessary if the size and extent of the veins to be treated require more than the maximum dose of Varithena™ per session.


How Soon Can I Get Back To Normal Activities?

You may resume some activities the same day as treatment. You will need to keep your post-treatment bandages dry and in place for 48 hours and then wear compression stockings on your treated leg for 3-4 days.

You should avoid heavy exercise for one week. For a month, you should walk at least 10 minutes a day and avoid long periods of inactivity.

If you would like more information about Varithena™ or any other form of treatment available, contact The Center for Advanced Vein Therapy at 267-728-7440 and schedule a consultation. 

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