At Triangle Vein Clinic, we are pleased to offer Varithena™, a polidocanol injectable foam for the corrective treatment of the larger malfunctioning veins in the thigh and leg associated with venous insufficiency. One of the advantages of Varithena is the ability to treat the larger twisted veins that would otherwise have to be excised.
You will receive local anesthesia to numb the skin entry site on your leg or thigh, but no additional anesthesia is required. No incisions are required. A small needle will be used to access the vein to infuse the foam medication under ultrasound guidance and monitored carefully as it is distributed slowly throughout the affected vein until the vein constricts. Ultrasound imaging technology will be used during the procedure. Once the procedure is complete, we will wrap this area of your leg with bandages.
You should expect the procedure to take 45-60 minutes, although we advise our patients to plan to be at Triangle Vein Clinic for an hour and a half. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure, and you should not drive the rest of the day.
Like most patients, you should see noticeable improvement in your symptoms and appearance following the procedure. You may notice some bruising.
After the procedure:
- The day of the procedure you should walk for 10 minutes every hour until bed time, otherwise your leg should be elevated. Leave the wrappings / bandages in place until the next morning.
- For a month following the procedure you will wear graduated compression stockings.
- For a week following the procedure, avoid vigorous exercise, then resume regular activity.
- Avoid inactivity for a month.
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