Varithena injectable foam is used to treat weak large clean veins, auxiliary superfine veins, and perceptible variables in the GSV system above and below the knee. Varithena reduces surface venous insufficiency symptoms and the development of major varicosities. It treats varicose veins caused by venous insufficiency of the GSV system and other truncal veins in a way that heat treatment cannot.

The only microfoam approved by the FDA specifically designed to address veins of all shapes and sizes above and below the knee. Scientifically proven Varithena regularly gives trustworthy outcomes.

Varithena helps patients reduce varicose vein symptoms such as heaviness, swelling, restlessness and beating, skin burning and itching. Clinical research shows that Varithena has improved the presence of veins in the assessment of both the patient and the doctor. Varithena is injected into your failed vein through a small catheter or by direct injection. This allows the foam to fill the desired area of ​​the vein.

When a diseased vein collapses, the foam becomes inactive, and blood flow is directed to nearby healthy veins. It uses an innovative patented micro-foam formulation. This is for larger or deeper veins, and patients can expect same-day recovery. This contributes to better vein appearance and reduced symptoms.

How Varithena Works and What to Expect

Varithena therapy is non-invasive. Initially, the doctor will put a small amount of varithena into your vein problem area by the catheter or injection. Varithena is foam that enters the affected area and eliminates the troubled vein. This helps to redirect your blood circulation to the healthy veins nearby. Upon contact with blood, the foam becomes inactivated.

The Varithena treatment is minimally invasive and does not necessitate surgical intervention. The doctor usually numbs the injection site, but no additional anesthetic is needed. A small amount of Varithena is inserted using a catheter or directly into the defective vein. Varithena usually takes less than 30 minutes to administer. After administration, the provider applies bandages and compression stockings to the leg.

Day of Procedure

Patients should make sure they bring their compression hose on the scheduled visit. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes and requires no tumescent anesthesia. The surgeon will insert a high-resolution microscope to locate the precise location of the vein wall. The Varithena solution is administered via injection into the needle, subsequently traversing the affected vein and inducing its closure. The symptoms exhibit fast alleviation. Furthermore, the occurrence of downtime is minimal, allowing patients to promptly exit the premises.

Recovery of Varithena

You can resume light activities the next day of therapy. Avoid strenuous activity for one week after treatment. For a month, walk at least 10 minutes per day and avoid staying inactive for a long time. Doctors will plant straps and compression stockings on the treated area, which should remain dry.

Based on the treated vein, compression stockings should be worn every day and night for 3-14 days. Based on the vein, compression stockings can be worn for two weeks. The provider will tell you how many days to wear the hose and whether to wear thigh-high or knee socks.

You can resume light activities the next day of treatment. Avoid heavy exercise for one week after varithena treatment. For a month, walk at least 10 minutes per day and avoid sitting for a long time. Doctors will plant straps and compression stockings on the treated area, which should be kept dry. Based on the treated vein, compression stockings should be worn day and night for three to fourteen days.

Varithena side effects

Like any medical procedure, the use of Varithena may have negative effects in some patients. The most common adverse effect is leg pain or discomfort. In most cases the foot discomfort usually resolves within a week.

If you are allergic to polidocanol or have experienced blood clots before then you should not take varithena. Serious allergic reactions have developed in people treated with liquid polidocanol, and as a result some have died.

The following medical issues may exclude you from being a candidate for Verithena: vascular disease, limited mobility, history of blood clots in the veins or lungs, major surgery within the last three months, recent prolonged hospital stay, or recently becoming pregnant.

Varithena cost and Insurance

Although many insurance companies support varicose vein treatment, others may restrict the sorts of therapies that are covered. The level of coverage may be determined by the severity of varicose veins and the symptoms that accompany them. The cost of varithena varies depending on the number of treated veins, your geographical area and insurance coverage. In general, guess to pay between $1,500 and $5,000 per treatment.

Individuals with high-deductible insurance policies can feel insufficient to cover a deductible amount, which can make them choose cash payment options. We offer preferential pricing options to patients who choose to pay themselves for the medical process. Acceptable insurance coverage is usually higher than the cost of the person’s pocket. Some patients express the desire to complete the medical process immediately, which indicates an unwillingness to wait for the prior authorization decision from their insurance provider. This process can be completed directly by funding.

The doctor will assist you in comprehending your insurance coverage and facilitating communication with your insurance provider to ascertain your eligibility for medical intervention. The level of coverage is determined by the severity of your varicose veins and the symptoms you experience.

If you have serious varicose veins, your insurance provider can cover this operation. Our consultant will contact your insurance provider to enquire about coverage options for you. Based on your initial investigation and assessment, we will consider your diseases and treatment options, including how they match your personal needs.

Before Varithena Treatment

We recommend you to avoid taking vitamin E supplements for at least a week before injection. This is because Vitamin E can disrupt the effectiveness of Varithena, which can enable the doctor to modify the dose.

Before surgery, it is advisable to avoid alcohol for a night and a day period. These compounds have the ability to increase the likelihood of reaction, so it is advisable to dry and cool before treatment. Ask your physician for better result.

What Types of Veins can be treated with Varithena?

Varithena may treat a wide range of varicose veins in the great saphenous vein (GSV) system, including:

  • Twisted veins
  • Veins above and below the knee
  • Veins with small, medium, and large diameters
  • Veins previously treated with other methods

What to Expect after Varithena procedure

The best part is that varithena is an outpatient treatment, allowing you to go home the same day. You may experience some pain and bruising at the injection site, but this should go away within a few days.

Expect these steps after your Varithena procedure:

  • Any allergic reaction will be monitored thoroughly, and appropriate compression stockings will be provided. Wear these stocks for a few weeks to reduce inflammation and speed up the treatment process.
  • You may feel pain, itching or injury in your foot. These symptoms can be managed from over-the-counter pain medications and cold packs.
  • Stay away from exercise and heavy lifting. Walking promotes blood flow.
  • Although bruising and swelling may persist, it should improve. Wear your compression stockings as prescribed.
  • Your varicose veins should improve significantly. The treated veins will disappear completely.

Varithena and other Varicose Vein Treatment Options

There are various additional varicose vein treatment options, each of which has its advantages and disadvantages. Some common options are:

  • Laser ablation: This minimally invasive technique heats and destroys varicose veins with lasers.
  • Sclerotherapy: A solution is injected into the vein to irritate and collapse it.
  • Phlebectomy: This surgery eliminates varicose veins with tiny incisions.


After Varithena Treatment

Like any medical treatment, there are specific care criteria that should be met to get the best results. Our experts will tell how long this process will take and what activities or treatments you should avoid during that period. It is not possible to go home by driving a car immediately after treatment, so a friend or family member will have to drive you a car.

Moreover, you should avoid lifting strenuous exercise or heavy items for at least seven days after treatment as these actions can form blood clots, which may cause varithena distal migration. This is when varicose veins move from their initial location to the surrounding tissues.

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