Varicose veins have been troubling people for years. Many find them unappealing and sometimes feel that they have to hide them due to embarrassment about the way they look. Because of this desire to remove varicose veins, treatments have been put in place to provide the patient with transformed legs and relief about appearance. One of those treatments is VenaSeal.
Varicose veins are more than just potentially aesthetically displeasing, however, they also can reduce circuitry flow. Because they no longer aid in transferring oxygen and blood throughout the body, they serve no purpose. The body will create new pathways to bypass these veins, allowing them to be closed without injuring the body. In fact, once they are closed, the body’s circulatory system tends to improve. VenaSeal is a medical glue that can close off those useless veins and help the patient’s circulatory system while improving the aesthetic of the area in which the varicose veins were located.
When a patient first arrives to begin treatment, they are given an ultrasound of the area with the varicose veins. This is done to map out the vein in question. Anesthesia can then be given to the treatment area, but it is not typically necessary. Then, a thin catheter is inserted through a tiny entrance. With that in place, the VenaSeal glue is injected. The glue travels through the catheter and into the vein. This continues for about every three centimeters along the length of the vein.
Once the vein is entirely sealed off, the treatment is over, and patients are encouraged to walk normally. They can return to work or other activities immediately after the treatment, although they should wait to perform gym workouts for a few days. The post-operation sheet that is typically given at the end of the treatment can inform patients of the aftercare necessary. The entire procedure takes minimal time.
For those wondering what VenaSeal is made up of, it is a medical grade adhesive. This is different than other medical superglue in that it has a few additional features. Because of its relationship with blood, the glue polymerizes quickly once it comes into contact with it. This means that it has the ability to seal the vein quickly.
The glue is soft and elastic, so the patient doesn’t detect or feel it after it has been put into place. Movement in the legs is not hindered because of the glue. With a very high success rate, this treatment could be the solution needed for those suffering from varicose veins.
If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of varicose veins and are ready to take the next steps necessary to get rid of them, reach out to us here at Ozark Regional Vein Center to learn more about how we can help you. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!