Know About the Treatment:
Varithena is a polidocanol injectable foam (1%) that is
approved by the FDA for correcting the reflux in the saphenous veins as well as
improving the appearance of varicose veins in legs which leads to increased
you will have a much better-looking leg with a better
feel. Varithena is an alternative to the standard procedure used to treat varicose
veins and is also minimally invasive.
The following symptoms of varicose veins can be
improved by Varithena:
After consultation with Dr. Umerani, we will explain
the detailed process and provide you with the instructions before the
Keep in mind that no sedative drugs need to be
administered as Varithena is not a surgical process.
During the Varithena Treatment:
After numbing the affected area to ensure your comfort,
we would insert a small needle or catheter containing the Varithena foam into
the area surrounding your varicose veins.
The foam can also be inserted through direct injection.
With the help of ultrasound, the foam will pass into
the vein which leads to its collapse. As a result, the blood will redirect into
the surrounding healthy veins.
We would then put a bandage on the affected site for
Keep in mind that the entire procedure takes only about
an hour, depending on the number of veins to be treated.
You must keep the bandage dry and on for about 48 hours
after the treatment. You have to change it instantly if it becomes wet.
Dr. Umerani, the vein doctor will schedule your
follow-up visit and discuss it with you.
You can usually resume light activities almost after
the treatment but you must avoid heavy activities and exercise.
The only exercise you can do is 10 minutes of walking
each day for a month. You may also have to wear knee-high stockings if the
treated area is around your knees.
You will see immediate relief and look and feel
better. Patients can even resume some activities on the same day as the
The entire treatment normally takes less than an hour.
There is no need for sedation, incision, or general
anesthesia. This makes the Varithena process minimally invasive.
The treatment does not use thermal energy and there is
also no need for multiple injections for numbing the treatment area.
Varithena is a simple, rapid, and non-surgical varicose
vein treatment that is performed at Comprehensive Vein Care.