About Varithena -
Varicose Vein Treatment
When it comes to treating varicose veins and getting back to the activities you love, there’s a new, nearly painless way. Varithena is a gentle micro foam treatment delivered in as few as 1-2 needle sticks. Patients reporting pain at the injection or application site in clinical trials was 4.0%. For most people, Varithena improves both physical symptoms related to varicose veins, and their appearance.
Putting your needs front and center, the fast, minimally invasive treatment allows you to do something about your varicose veins your way—with little to no downtime. Please note that you should not be treated with Varithena if you’re allergic to polidocanol or have clots in your blood vessels.
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Only 1-2 needle sticks per
Procedures in less than one hour,
so you can get right back to your day.
Treatment & Results
Thousands of people who want to feel and look their best choose Varithena. It’s covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, and the quick treatment means that most people can get right back to their days. Learn what happens during and after the procedure and see before-and-after photos.
There are no incisions, sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Goldberg may recommend Varithena, because it is effective to treat veins of different sizes up and down your leg, it doesn’t need a wire to be inserted along the length of your vein, it is given in as little as one or two needle sticks per treatment, and it doesn’t use heat, eliminating the risk of burns. And unlike glue, Varithena dissolves in the bloodstream after treatment, leaving nothing permanently in your vein.
What To Expect
Before the Treatment Dr. Goldberg numbs the injection site, and no additional anesthesia is required.
During Treatment Dr. Goldberg administers a small amount of Varithena. The Varithena micro foam fills the desired section of the vein and treats the vein wall, causing the diseased vein to collapse. Blood flow is redirected to healthier nearby veins. The micro foam disperses as it comes into contact with blood in healthy veins.
While allergic reactions are rare, a healthcare professional will watch you for signs of an allergic reaction for at least 10 minutes. Our staff applies bandages and compression stockings to your leg. You’ll wear the stockings for two weeks post Varithena treatment. Since Varithena is minimally invasive and well tolerated by most people, you’re likely to go back to most normal activities the same day. You should avoid heavy exercise for 2 weeks post treatment. For a month post treatment, you should walk at least 10 minutes a day and avoid long periods of inactivity. Additional treatment sessions may be needed. The most common side effects are leg pain or discomfort, injection site bruising or pain, and potentially serious blood clots in the leg veins.