What is VenaSeal?
VenaSeal is an FDA-approved system used to permanently treat varicose veins close to the surface of the skin. A catheter is inserted through the skin, and a small amount of medical glue is injected into the affected vein. This type of procedure eliminates the risk of nerve injury when treating the small saphenous vein, which is sometimes a risk associated with specific thermal-based procedures. This procedure is administered without the use of tumescent anesthesia, avoiding patient discomfort associated with multiple needle sticks.
What to expect at your VeneSeal visit
- The Visit: During the VenaSeal procedure, a small puncture is made, and a bandage is used to cover it once you are done. This unique approach eliminates the need for multiple sticks with a needle that other methods require, significantly decreasing patient discomfort. Once the area is numb, our physicians insert a catheter (i.e., a small hollow tube) into your leg to access the diseased vein. You may feel some pressure from the placement of the catheter. Guided by ultrasound, the catheter delivers medical adhesive to specific areas along the diseased vein, which becomes sealed and forces blood to be rerouted.
- Pain Management: Though most patients report few side effects, after the procedure, you may experience some stinging or pressure in the region of the treated vein. When your treatment is done, there may be some tenderness and bruising at the site of the puncture. Over the counter medications can help ease discomfort.
- Aftercare: With the VenaSeal procedure, patients are not required to wear compression stockings after the procedure, and you will be able to return to regular activities immediately. After treatment, the catheter is removed, and a bandage is placed over the puncture site.
Your Boise VenaSeal SpecialistsAt Advanced Vein Therapy in Boise, our staff is not only highly qualified; they have a successful track record of helping patients treat spider and varicose veins to their satisfaction. Our team cares, and we show it by providing the best customer service experience in the industry. Don’t just take it from us; hear what our satisfied patients have to say. We are eager to assist you every step of the way!
If you are dealing with the pain and frustration associated with varicose or spider veins, call us today and find out how we can help you regain your confidence and comfort.