If you’re suffering from varicose veins, the VenaSeal™ closure system, one of the newest treatments for varicose veins, may be right for you. This minimally invasive treatment is performed in the Vein Therapy of Atlanta office in under an hour. With Dr. Stephen M. Barnett’s vast experience and expertise, he can determine whether this or another varicose vein treatment is the right one for you. For more information on the VenaSeal system, call or book an appointment online.
Nearly 25% of Americans suffer from varicose veins. While some people have only cosmetic symptoms, others experience pain, swelling, throbbing, and itching. VenaSeal is one of the newest nonsurgical treatments for the symptoms of varicose veins.
Before the procedure, Dr. Barnett injects numbing medicine into the treatment area to minimize pain and discomfort. After a slight needle pinch, you may feel pressure or tugging while Dr. Barnett inserts the catheter and it makes its way into the damaged vein.
Once inserted, the catheter distributes an adhesive agent, sort of like a medical-grade super glue, into the vein to seal it shut — permanently. The blood from the treated vein immediately reroutes to nearby healthy veins.
The glue is medically safe and the procedure only uses a small amount, but what is left over is gradually and safely absorbed into your system.
Dr. Barnett performs the VenaSeal vein treatment at the Vein Therapy of Atlanta office in under an hour. Most people experience few side effects and can return to work or normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, you should skip the gym or any heavy lifting until you get the green light from Dr. Barnett.
After the procedure, you likely won’t need the bothersome compression socks or stockings that are common with other varicose vein treatments. Symptoms such as pain, achiness, swelling, and unsightly veins will usually disappear soon after the problem vein is closed.
In clinical trials, 96.8% of veins remained closed 12 months after a VenaSeal vein treatment. Side effects are uncommon and usually minor. Inflammation of the vein is the most commonly reported side effect.
If you’d like more information about the VenaSeal vein treatment, call Vein Therapy of Atlanta today or book an appointment online.