Varicose veins are both unsightly and painful. If you suffer from this condition, you may experience many different symptoms, including pain, cramping, heaviness, weakness, restlessness, swelling and more. Unfortunately, if varicose veins are left untreated, they may even get worse over time.
Luckily, even the worst cases of varicose veins will often respond to treatment. Although a number of treatment options exist, many of our patients opt for the Venefit Procedure.
What is Venefit?
The Venefit Procedure, also referred to as “radiofrequency vein closure,” is a procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to treat varicose veins. During this procedure, a vascular surgeon uses a thin catheter to deliver the radiofrequency energy into the vein. This heats collagen fibers within the vein, which causes it to close off and redirect blood to healthier vessels. To ensure that the catheter is in the right position, the procedure is performed with ultrasound guidance.
Benefits for Patients
Venefit offers a number of benefits for patients. Some of these benefits include:
- No general anesthesia. – The Venefit Procedure can be performed under only local anesthesia.
- Short procedure. – In most cases, the Venefit Procedure can be completed in under a half hour.
- Good results. – Once varicose veins are closed with radiofrequency energy, they shrink and fade from view. This can improve both cosmetic appearance and physical symptoms.
- Quick recovery. – Patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure is complete and can return to normal activities without much downtime.
- Minimal discomfort and bruising. – This procedure causes less pain and bruising than some other treatment options.
How Do I Learn More?
Although the Venefit Procedure offers many benefits, it is not the best option for every patient. To find out whether Venefit is right for you, you must first meet with a qualified vein specialist to discuss your condition. After a physical examination and interview, the specialist will be able to recommend treatments that will work for you. To schedule a consultation with a board certified vascular surgeon, contact Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center today.