What is Varithena?

Varithena is a prescription medication in the form of a microfoam used to treat varicose veins. This treatment works to reduce both the appearance and symptoms of these veins, including pain, swelling, and inflammation.

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How does Varithena work?

Varithena microfoam is injected directly into the varicose vein. The foam expands, displacing the blood in the vein, and contacts the vein walls, causing them to collapse. Over time, the treated vein is absorbed by the body, rerouting blood flow to healthier veins.

What can a treatment with Varithena treat?

Varithena is primarily used to treat:

  • Varicose veins: Enlarged, protruding, visible veins that cause both discomfort and cosmetic concerns.
  • Symptoms of venous insufficiency: Including leg pain, swelling, and cramping associated with varicose veins.
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What is a Varithena treatment like to experience?

Our specialists at NJ Vein Specialists begin with a thorough evaluation to determine if Varithena is the right choice for you.

During your consultation, we discuss your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing. If the treatment is appropriate, it will involve the following steps:

  • Procedure: The Varithena foam is injected into the varicose vein using an ultrasound for guidance. The foam fills and collapses the vein, treating the affected area.
  • Duration: The procedure typically takes less than an hour to complete.
  • Comfort: We ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, with minimal discomfort expected.

What are the benefits of Varithena?

Varithena stands out as a preferred treatment for varicose veins due to its multitude of benefits, making it a top choice for patients and specialists alike at NJ Vein Specialists:

  • Minimally invasive: Unlike traditional surgical options, Varithena is administered through a small needle injection, making the procedure less invasive with minimal discomfort.
  • Effective treatment: Varithena is highly effective in reducing both the appearance and symptoms of varicose veins, including pain, swelling, and throbbing.
  • Outpatient treatment: Patients can return home the same day and often resume normal activities quickly.
  • Quick procedure and recovery: The treatment typically takes less than an hour, with patients often returning to normal activities shortly after, contributing to a faster recovery compared to surgical alternatives.
  • No need for general anesthesia: Varithena is performed under local anesthesia, enhancing patient comfort and safety during the procedure.
  • Immediate symptom relief: Many patients experience significant symptom relief soon after the treatment, improving their overall quality of life.
  • Cosmetic improvement: Along with alleviating symptoms, Varithena improves the cosmetic appearance of the legs by reducing the visibility of varicose veins.
  • Low risk of complications: The procedure has a lower risk of complications compared to more invasive surgical treatments.

These benefits make Varithena a comprehensive and patient-friendly option for effectively addressing varicose veins and related venous insufficiency symptoms at NJ Vein Specialists.

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What is the recovery after Varithena?

After the treatment, you can walk normally. You can expect an uneventful, fast recovery. Most patients experience little to no downtime and can resume their regular activities almost immediately. The results of the treatment, including symptom relief and improved appearance of the veins, begin to appear soon after the procedure. You may be advised to wear compression stockings for a short period post-treatment. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to ensure the success of the treatment and to monitor your recovery.

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Why choose NJ Vein Specialists for Varithena?

Opting for Varithena treatment at NJ Vein Specialists means entrusting your care to a team that values advanced and personalized vein care. Our experienced specialists are adept in the latest vein treatment technologies, ensuring each patient receives the most effective care tailored to their specific needs. We pride ourselves on offering a patient-centered approach, where your safety, comfort, and treatment satisfaction are our top priorities.

Comprehensive vein care at NJ Vein Specialists

Varithena is part of our comprehensive approach to vein care at NJ Vein Specialists. We offer a full spectrum of treatments for various venous conditions, ensuring that each patient receives the most appropriate care. Our team is dedicated to not only treating your current vein issues but also providing guidance on long-term vein health management.

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If you are suffering from varicose veins and looking for a minimally invasive yet effective treatment, our Varithena in Glen Rock and Edison, NJ, may be the solution. Contact us to schedule a consultation and explore how Varithena can improve your vein health and quality of life. We offer same-day and weekend appointments for your convenience.

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