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 Drs. Daniel Rizzo, 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
"I always love going to Vitality Vein because everyone is so friendly warm and caring!"- M.D. / Google / Sep 17, 2022
"I just finished my first procedure at VVC Prosper. I was fascinated with the incredible level of customer service. Every single step was clearly explained with kindness. I highly recommend them."- A.K. / Google / Sep 10, 2022
"Staff at VVC were kind and welcoming. They conducted a thorough exam and helped me understand my treatment options. Edited to add I've had 3 procedures with them thus far. My five stars still stand. They are awesome."- S.M. / Google / Aug 19, 2022
"I made an appointment with Vitality to discuss treating spider veins. I have treated them with sclerotherapy for years and decided to visit an actual doctor to see what else could be done. This appointment was very eye-opening, and I'm so glad I went because I discovered these spider veins are caused by deeper vein issues; they are not just cosmetic. A sonogram was performed on both my legs as was a nerve test to determine underlying problems. The sonogram revealed areas that are causing the spider veins, and the staff explained the treatments available to correct them. These are done in the office with no down time. The staff was professional, helpful and very nice. I recommend Vitality Vein Care!"- J.H. / Google / Aug 06, 2022
"Staff at VVC were kind and welcoming. They conducted a thorough exam and helped me understand my treatment options."- S.M. / Google / Jul 30, 2022
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.
What Can I Expect from Varithena?
During your Varithena treatment, we will use an ultrasound to guide us throughout the procedure. Once we reach the varicose vein in question, we will inject a sclerosing foam. We'll have you walk around for 10 – 15 minutes while we monitor you. This precaution is taken to ensure you have no immediate reaction to the medication. After your appointment, you may experience pain, tenderness, or swelling in the treated leg. This, however, shouldn't last long. Once you go home, we'd like you to take at least one walk for ten minutes a day for the next month. We will also have you wear compression stockings for two weeks or so following your treatment. There are some cases where we will need to schedule follow-up Varithena treatments. We will schedule these following your appointment.
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.
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, Daniel Rizzo, and Bradley Hart offer this outpatient procedure right inside our Prosper, TX office. For more information, contact Vitality Vein Care today.