What is ClariVein?
ClariVein is a minimally invasive, endovascular treatment for large varicose veins and their underlying root cause, chronic venous insufficiency. ClariVein is a specialized catheter with a rotating tip that can simultaneously damage the diseased vein’s walls while injecting a sclerosant medicine to seal it shut. The treatment concludes within an hour with no downtime.
How is ClariVein done?
ClariVein is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. The vein doctor makes a small incision on the leg, which serves as an entry point for the specialized catheter. The catheter is driven through the incision and into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. Once it’s lodged in place, the catheter is activated to damage the diseased vein and deliver sclerosant medication, turning the tortuous veins into hardened tissues absorbed by the body. You can resume your daily activities immediately after ClariVein treatment.
What is the ClariVein device?
The ClariVein device is a small, tube-like catheter with a specialized rotating tip, capable of damaging the diseased vein’s walls while delivering sclerosant medicine to seal it shut.
ClariVein for the hands, feet, and face
ClariVein is a suitable minimally invasive treatment for large, tortuous varicose veins. But it’s not suitable for the treatment of vein problems on the hand, feet, and face because these regions have dense arterial connections. As such, vein doctors can’t risk the remote possibility of injecting sclerosant medicine into the arteries.
Side effects of ClariVein
The following are the side effects of ClariVein:
- Mild tingling sensations
- Mild numbness
- Skin discoloration
ClariVein is an extremely safe procedure with minimal post-treatment side effects, such as numbness and tingling sensations for a few days. Some patients experience skin discoloration, but that can be treated with skin creams. You can safely avoid most of the side effects of ClariVein if you consult reputable, reliable, board-certified vein doctors in New Jersey.
The pros and cons of ClariVein
Pros of ClariVein
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Only one incision necessary
- Minimal post-treatment side effects
- Immediate results
- No downtime
Cons of ClariVein
- Not meant for everyone
- Mostly meant for large, tortuous varicose veins
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