Get back out there with Varithena. A nonsurgical, minimally invasive way to treat varicose veins in the GSV system.
Minimally invasive, nonsurgical
Treatment with Varithena does not require any incisions or general anesthesia. It usually takes the us less than an hour to administer Varithena.
Patients may resume some activities the same day but should avoid heavy exercise for one week.
Types of veins treated
Varithena treats a wide range of varicose veins in the GSV system, including:
Tortuous (twisted) veins
Veins above and below the knee
Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
Veins previously treated with other methods
Varithena does not treat all forms of varicose veins. Dr. Darling will talk with you to see if Varithena may be right for you.
How Varithena works
Dr. Darling administers a small amount of Varithena through a catheter or by direct injection into the malfunctioning vein
The Varithena microfoam fills and treats the desired section of the vein
The diseased vein collapses and the microfoam is deactivated
When the malfunctioning vein collapses, blood flow shifts to healthier veins nearby
Symptoms and appearance results
In 2 placebo-controlled studies, most patients treated with Varithena® (polidocanol injectable foam) experienced these results:
Improved symptoms The majority of patients reported improvement in symptoms including heaviness, aches, swelling, throbbing, and itching (HASTI™ Symptoms).
Improved vein appearance The majority of patients experienced improved vein appearance in assessments by both patients and doctors.
The most common side effects seen with Varithena were leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins. These are not all of the possible side effects of Varithena.