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Varithena® in Prosper, TX

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What is Varithena?

If you have large varicose veins, treatments like endovenous ablation and sclerotherapy may not be the best solution. In these cases, our board-certified vein specialists at Vitality Vein Care offer Varithena. This safe and effective treatment is often performed on large varicose veins without the expense, downtime, or worry of surgery. While minimally invasive, this treatment is very effective at collapsing these varicose veins, allowing our Plano, McKinney, and Frisco, TX patients to treat the aesthetic issues involved with varicose veins, as well as the underlying issue. For more information, contact Bradley Hart, or Aaron Roberts in Prosper, TX today.


What Are The Benefits Of Varithena?

At Vitality Vein Care, we use Varithena to help eliminate the pain and embarrassment of unsightly large, swollen varicose veins. Varithena treatments for varicose veins have a number of great benefits, including:

  • Effective for large varicose veins (95% success rate)
  • Only minimally invasive
  • No anesthesia necessary
  • No incisions or stitches
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • No foreign bodies are left behind after the procedure
  • Less expensive than surgery
  • Treatments are quick
  • Many see results in as little as one treatment
  • An option for people who are NOT candidates for other vein treatments

Am I A Candidate For Varithena?

Varithena to treat large varicose veins in the legs can be an excellent option for many patients. The best candidates have large, tortuous (twisted) veins, veins that are above and below the knee, or veins that have been previously treated with other methods.

Those who are NOT candidates for Varithena are often those who:

  • Have blood clots in their legs

  • Are allergic to polidocanol

During your consultation at Vitality Vein Care, we will examine your veins and talk to you about your medical history to determine if Varithena is the right treatment for your varicose veins.

How Does Varithena Work?

During your Varithena treatment at our clinic, Dr. Smith will use ultrasound technology to accurately guide the injection of a sclerosing foam into the affected varicose vein. This foam causes the vein to collapse and reroute blood to healthier veins. After the injection, you will walk for 10-15 minutes while our team monitors for any immediate reactions, ensuring your safety and the effectiveness of the treatment. This nonsurgical approach, offered by our experienced team in Springfield, provides a minimally invasive solution for the discomfort and appearance of varicose veins.

What To Expect After Varithena

After your Varithena procedure with Dr. Smith, you may notice mild pain, tenderness, or swelling in the treated leg, which should subside quickly. To optimize recovery, we advise walking for ten minutes daily for a month and wearing compression stockings for two weeks to support vein closure and reduce swelling. Our team is committed to ensuring a smooth recovery and optimal results. Depending on your response to the treatment, additional Varithena sessions may be necessary, which we will schedule during your follow-up visits.

Varithena FAQ

Does Varithena hurt?
No, it doesn’t. Unlike other methods which require an incision or stitches, Varithena treatments are finished in only one or two easy needle sticks and are virtually pain-free.

Is Varithena safe?
Yes, it is. Varithena is approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of varicose veins.

How quickly does Varithena work?
Most patients can expect to see results within 1 – 2 weeks. Optimal results are usually seen in 3 – 4 weeks.

Is Varithena the same thing as sclerotherapy?
Varithena is similar to sclerotherapy. Both inject a sclerosant in the vein to shrink it and reduce its appearance. Varithena uses foam sclerosant and ultrasound guidance to accurately target the affected veins and can better treat large varicose veins than other treatments.

How long does it take to recover from Varithena?
Recovery from Varithena is almost immediate. Most of our patients are able to return to their usual day-to-day schedule as soon as the treatment has concluded. However, patients should avoid certain strenuous activities, like exercise, for at least one week.

Do I need to wear compression socks after receiving Varithena?
We do recommend for patients to wear compression socks for about two weeks after their treatment. This not only protects the area once the bandages have been removed, but helps improve circulation while your body heals.

Ablate Large Varicose Veins

When other varicose vein treatments, such as sclerotherapy or endovenous ablation, aren't available to you, Varithena may be a great option. This state-of-the-art treatment at Vitality Vein Care is offered to men and women with large varicose veins. Our board-certified vein specialists Drs. Aaron Roberts and Bradley Hart offer this outpatient procedure right inside our Prosper, TX office. For more information, contact Vitality Vein Care today.

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