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Published At: 22 Dec 2022
Published By: Comprehensive Vein Care
How Helpful Is Varithena For Varicose Veins?

People suffering from varicose veins find Varithena extremely useful since the treatment takes less than an hour to complete and the results are visible within a week. 


Varithena is an FDA-approved drug available as a polidocanol injectable foam. It is one of the most sought-after treatments that help make the varicose veins look better and reduce discomfort for patients. Plus, the Varithena procedure does not require any sort of sedation, making it relatively less invasive than other treatments for varicose veins. 

How Is Varithena Used?

Keep in mind that the Varithena procedure is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment, which means there is no involvement of any form of anesthesia. The treatment starts with numbing the affected area so that the patient can fully relax during the process. 


Once numbed, the Varithena foam is injected into the targeted area around the varicose veins with the help of a small cannula. Although, doctors also inject the foam into varicosities directly. Next, ultrasound is used to ensure that Varithena goes into the right veins to avoid any unwanted mishaps. As the foam enters the varicose veins, they collapse. Since the blood can no longer flow through them, it is passed onto the healthier veins. That’s it; the procedure is completed by covering the treated part of the body with a bandage.


Typically, the Varithena procedure only needs an hour at most. However, it depends on the number of veins that need to be treated.  

What To Do After Varithena Procedure?

Post-treatment, it is critical to follow your doctor’s instructions. The bandage stays on for 48 hours, and it must be dry at all times. You need to change the bandage immediately if it gets wet. 


Furthermore, you cannot indulge in activities involving increased use of your legs, such as exercising. Doctors also suggest patients to use compression stockings for at least 2 weeks because they help maintain blood flow and reduce swelling. Make sure to take a 10-minute walk every day and avoid staying inactive for too long during the first month after receiving the treatment. 

Are There Any Risks Involved In Varithena? 

While Varithena helps overcome multiple symptoms of varicose veins, including swelling, itching, aching, and throbbing, it also has a few possible side effects. For instance, people have reported tingling and numbness in the area where Varithena was injected. 


You may also have a headache or feel dizzy after the treatment. Usually, the injection site is prone to bruising, tenderness, or pain. The use of ultrasound eliminates the instances of side effects by targeting the exact area of the varicosities accurately. 

An Unrivaled Procedure

It is safe to say that the Varithena procedure remains an unrivaled treatment for varicose and spider veins. It is a very simple process with equally impressive outcomes that does not take very long to finish. What’s important for you to do is consult with a competent physician who is fully aware of Varithena and its usage.  


Book your appointment today at Comprehensive Vein Care if you are looking for qualified vein specialists to receive Varithena treatment. 


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