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Varicose Veins

Nearly Painless Treatment to Eliminate Your Varicose Veins

If you’re among the 25 million Americans suffering from varicose veins, you may be under the mistaken impression you’ll have to either live with them or undergo painful surgery to achieve smoother legs. But having raised, gnarled veins isn’t always only a cosmetic problem, as it can indicate a serious physical condition called chronic venous insufficiency. The former standard treatments for varicose veins, such as vein stripping, are consider dated today because of their unpredictable success rates and lengthy recovery periods. Advancements in varicose vein treatments have significantly improved treatment outcomes patients can expect today.

How Does Varithena Treat Varicose Veins?

Today’s varicose vein treatment has arrived. Rather than requiring surgical incisions or multiple needle sticks, Varithena treatment is usually delivered in just 1 or 2 needle sticks, and most people only need a single treatment session. Varithena is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive, nonsurgical varicose vein treatment that is fast and simple. During the in-office procedure, the Varithena gentle microfoam is delivered to the affected vein, and as the vein is filled with the foam, it then spasms, collapses, and closes. Blood flow then shifts to the healthier veins nearby once the malfunctioning vein has collapsed. Most people resume their normal activities the same day as treatment, although heavy exercise should be avoided for 1 week.

Your Relief from Varicose Veins Is Closer than You Think

If you’re experiencing symptoms of varicose veins, speak to your doctor. Varicose veins can be more than just a cosmetic problem, and many people experience leg heaviness, itchiness, swelling, and numbness that could indicate chronic venous insufficiency. Our doctors at St. John’s Health can help you get back to living a pain-free life with the Varithena procedure, which is covered by most insurance providers, including Medicare.