VenaSeal Treatment Corrects Venous Reflux Disease
If you suffer from leg discomfort or achiness, or swelling and restlessness in your legs, you may have venous reflux disease. Venous reflux disease also contributes to the formation of bulging, rope-like varicose veins on the legs. If left untreated, this medical condition can worsen and become increasingly debilitating. Northwest Vein & Aesthetic Center proudly offers VenaSeal non-thermal therapy to provide symptomatic and cosmetic relief of leg pain and veins. VenaSeal is the latest breakthrough procedure that eliminates heat energy and localized anesthetic by sealing damaged veins with a specialized medical adhesive. This literally seals veins shut- and opens the door to legs that look and feel great!
How It Works
VenaSeal technology uses cyanoacrylate, a highly cohesive medical adhesive, that has widespread medical applications over the course of the last 50+ years (even in neurosurgery!), and has been specially formulated for vascular use.
We perform the procedure under ultrasound guidance to precisely deliver the VenaSeal adhesive into the affected veins via a small catheter. The sealant immediately bonds with the vein wall as it comes into contact with blood. Within seconds, this stops the backward flow of blood and routes normal blood flow into healthier veins. Once the procedure has concluded and the vein is successfully sealed, we remove the catheter and cover the affected area with a bandage. Patients note immediate relief with continued improvement, both symptomatic and cosmetic, as the vein heals.
The Venaseal treatment takes place right in our office, in an hour or less. Patients are kept very comfortable during the procedure with little to no physical discomfort, as VenaSeal eliminates the need for heating and localized anesthetic injections in the affected areas prior to receiving the treatment. A single numbing injection is used at the adhesive delivery site to keep you comfortable, otherwise patients feel next to nothing during the procedure.
Benefits of VenaSeal
- Non-thermal treatment
- Leg discomfort resolves quickly
- Varicose veins vanish
- Pliable adhesive molds and moves with your body
What Results Can You Expect
Legs will feel better almost immediately following the procedure with a significant improvement in common painful symptoms like achiness, swelling, itching or restlessness in the legs. We even recommend and want you to get moving! You can return to any exercise regimens and the activities you love right away, so whether you enjoy running, biking, or hiking- there is nothing holding you back. Symptomatic and cosmetic relief will continue to improve over time. Varicose veins take time to develop, so they need a little time to resolve on their own once treated. For more immediate results with the appearance of varicose veins, VenaSeal may be combined with other therapies like sclerotherapy or microphlebectomy, though not required.
Patients may experience less soreness and less bruising than with thermal therapy (though this, too, is easily managed with these procedures using mild, non-aspirin pain relievers), and you may not even need to wear any type of compression stockings after the procedure.
A single treatment is sufficient to close a set number of veins. Once treated, we do not need to treat those veins again. However, if other refluxing veins present themselves, our physicians may need to address these separately. A consultation and ultrasound exam will allow us to determine what treatment options and plan best suits your needs.
Is VenaSeal right for you? Contact us to schedule your consultation today!
Looking for something else? Other therapies for treating refluxing veins include thermal options, such as radiofrequency (Venefit) and laser treatment (EVLT). Click here for more information on these alternatives. Our team will work with you to help you choose the treatment plan that is right for you.