Prior to the treatment you will have an ultrasound to assess the diseased superficial vein and help guide the procedure. Once you and your doctor have discussed and agreed upon a plan, you will come in for the treatment. Before the treatment begins, your doctor will numb the access area to the vein. Multiple injections of anesthesia are not required.
A catheter for releasing the medical adhesive will then be placed along targeted areas of the saphenous vein. The ultrasound is used throughout the treatment to ensure the appropriate position of the catheter.
As soon as the diseased vein is closed, you will feel automatic pain relief getting you back on your feet as the blood begins to flow through the other healthy veins.
Recovery for VenaSeal Vein Treatment
The VenaSeal closure system is safe and effective. The technology was designed to reduce recovery time, allowing patients to resume normal activity immediately following the procedure. Unlike most traditional vein treatments, Venaseal does not require compression stockings post-treatment, and patients report experiencing little to no bruising. Once you return home, short walks are recommended each day. You will be able to resume normal exercise activities after 48 hours.