VenaSeal Closure System
VenaSeal is one of the most effective minimally invasive procedures for chronic venous insufficiency, the root cause of varicose veins and spider veins. Venous insufficiency is a medical condition wherein your vein valves collapse and blood flows backward to accumulate in the leg veins, eventually leading to spider veins, varicose veins, and other vein problems. VenaSeal is a minimally invasive procedure that involves injecting a specialized medical adhesive into the diseased vein to seal its walls shut, turning it into a hardened tissue eventually absorbed by the body.
Chronic venous insufficiency is a dangerous medical condition that must be treated as soon as possible. If left untreated, vein disease eventually leads to leg heaviness, restless leg syndrome, frequent leg cramps, varicose veins, skin discoloration, leg ulcers, deep vein thrombosis, and other complications. VenaSeal is one of the safest and most effective treatments for vein disease, especially because it concludes within 30 to 60 minutes without downtime, but it’s not the only available vein treatment. Please consult our vein doctors in New Jersey to explore your vein treatment options.
How does VenaSeal work?
Your VenaSeal treatment starts with a personalized consultation at our vein clinics in New Jersey. Our vein doctors examine your leg veins, discuss your goals and symptoms, review your medical history, and administer vascular imaging tests to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins. Duplex ultrasound tests reveal the direction of blood flow in your leg veins, thus revealing the presence or absence of chronic venous insufficiency. VenaSeal is only recommended for patients with chronic venous insufficiency.
During the VenaSeal procedure, the vein doctor administers local anesthesia to numb the skin’s surface and make a small incision. The incision serves as an entry point for a catheter that’s driven into the diseased saphenous vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor delivers the vein glue to seal the diseased vein’s walls shut. The diseased vein hardens into scar tissues eventually absorbed by the body, and the accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins.
VenaSeal is a simple, in-office procedure that concludes within an hour with no downtime. You don’t even have to wear ACE bandages or compression stockings, unlike most other vein treatments. VenaSeal doesn’t involve any risk of nerve injuries because it doesn’t involve laser or thermal energy. Furthermore, most patients can resume their daily activities and work, including swimming and bathing, immediately after the VenaSeal procedure.
Candidates for VenaSeal
Only a reliable vein doctor can determine if you’re a candidate for VenaSeal after performing thorough examinations and tests. If you’re wondering about your candidacy for VenaSeal, please schedule a consultation at our vein clinics in New Jersey. Our vein doctors will administer advanced vascular imaging tests to determine the direction of blood circulation in your leg veins, which will reveal if you have chronic venous insufficiency. Most patients with vein disease qualify as candidates for VenaSeal, but you can only know for sure after an assessment.
Side effects of VenaSeal
VenaSeal is one of the safest minimally invasive vein treatments with minimal post-treatment side effects and a negligible risk of complications. You might experience mild irritation on the treatment areas and temporary firmness on the area with the hardened vein. The risk of allergic reactions or vascular perforation is negligible. You can avoid most of the harsh side effects or complications of VenaSeal by consulting the right vein clinics in New Jersey.
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VenaSeal: recovery and aftercare
VenaSeal is an in-office, outpatient procedure without any downtime or recovery period. Most patients seek vein treatment during their lunch break, and then resume their daily activities and work immediately. You don’t have to wear ACE bandages or compression stockings, and you can also go swimming after the vein treatment.
The treatment area on your legs may feel firm and slightly irritated, but that’s perfectly normal. VenaSeal seals the diseased vein’s walls, turning it into a hardened tissue that can be felt through your skin. Over time, your body will naturally absorb the diseased vein, and the firmness will dissipate.
Do I need other vein treatments?
VenaSeal has a 99% success rate, and it treats the root cause of varicose veins and spider veins, i.e., chronic venous insufficiency. Since the treatment is almost always successful and involves a negligible risk of vein disease recurrence, you don’t need to worry about needing additional treatments down the line. You might need sclerotherapy to remove the unwanted spider veins from the skin’s surface, but that’s an elective, cosmetic procedure.
VenaSeal is one of the most effective treatments for patients with busy lives. You can easily schedule the treatment during your work lunch break, and then resume your daily activities and work without delay. That’s why most of our patients schedule VenaSeal treatments during the midday period.
The vein doctors at our state-of-the-art vein clinics in New Jersey have performed hundreds of minimally invasive spider vein and varicose vein treatments. If you have spider veins, varicose veins, or other signs and symptoms of venous insufficiency, please schedule an appointment at our vein clinics in New Jersey today.
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