Varicose veins are a sign of bad blood circulation of blood going back to the heart. Humans have two major types of blood transport systems: arteries, which carry the blood away from the heart, and the veins, which carry blood to the heart from other parts of the body. Since veins carry blood back against gravity, they have valves throughout their lengths to prevent backflow of blood. Beach Cities Vein in El Segundo, CA is a great place to learn more about VenaSeal varicose vein treatment.
When one’s veins get infected, one or more valves are not work properly. This may lead to blood flowing back to the legs, thus causing varicose veins. VenaSeal™ is an exciting, new, and less invasive procedure used in the closure of the diseased vein which is not working properly.
What Is VenaSeal Varicose Vein Treatment?
Venaseal™ is a less invasive, non-thermal, non-tumescent, and non-sclerosant treatment that involves the application of a medical adhesive into the diseased vein to seal it off permanently. Since this procedure is non-thermal, it minimizes nerve injury to nearby tissues and clinical studies have proven the treatment to be effective and safe.
Symptoms of Varicose Veins
Several signs and symptoms may be experienced by a person with varicose veins, and one should schedule your visit with Dr. Mark Rayman once they note these symptoms. The symptoms include the following:
- Heavy legs
What to Expect During Venaseal Varicose Vein Treatment
Before the VenaSeal™ procedure has started, an ultrasound imaging is done to examine the leg to undergo treatment.
The VenaSeal™ treatment is safe, comfortable, and easy to undergo. The whole procedure takes about half an hour. The treatment involves the following steps:
1. A small local anesthesia is applied using a needle stick on the site where Dr. Rayman will treat the vein
2. After the anesthesia numbs the spot, a catheter is threaded into your leg to reach the problematic vein under the guidance of ultrasound
3. The catheter is used to deliver tiny drops of the adhesive along the diseased vein on the specific areas
4. Pressure is then held as the vein gets sealed
5. After the vein is sealed, a bandage is placed over the site after the catheter is removed
What to Expect After the Treatment
After the procedure is completed, you get your results immediately, and the sealed vein can be shown to you with the help of ultrasound. To seal the punctured site, a small bandage is placed at the puncture, and you can walk again after the VenaSeal varicose vein treatment.
How Effective Is the VenaSeal Varicose Vein Treatment?
Most people enjoy the benefits of Venaseal™ with very minimal complications. One session of VenaSeal™ treatment typically suffices to seal and treat two or more diseased veins successfully.
The VenaSeal varicose vein treatment has been successfully used in the US and Europe for the last 5 years. Since the treatment is non-thermal, a small amount of local anesthesia is used during the procedure as opposed to blocking a nerve or using tumescent anesthetic in large volumes. This means less risk, little downtime, and fast healing.
Advantages of VenaSeal™
- One resumes normal activities immediately after the treatment
- Since the treatment is non-thermal, there is no risk of injury to the surrounding tissues
- Only a small amount of anesthesia is used and there is no need for multiple incisions
- You can walk or drive home by yourself since the leg is usually not numb after your treatment
- No compression stockings need to be worn after VenaSeal™
- Due to the fewer needle sticks involved, VenaSeal™ treatment patients typically experience less pain and are left with fewer bruises
VenaSeal™ Adhesive (Cyanoacrylate)
As discussed earlier, VenaSeal™ makes use of a medical “superglue” which is normally applied into the diseased vein to collapse and seal the vein permanently. VenaSeal™ adhesive, also referred to as cyanoacrylate, is formulated carefully in special labs to give it unique properties compared to other medical adhesives on the market.
Special Properties of the VenaSeal™ Adhesive
The VenaSeal™ medical adhesive has the following special properties that make it ideal for use during the treatment:
- It is safe and has no long term side effects
- It has “anti-microbials” that fight gram-positive organisms
- It cannot be felt by a patient after the treatment since it is extremely soft and elastic
- When applied, it immediately seals the vein that has been shut without migrating and affecting other parts of the body
What Does the VenaSeal™ Adhesive Treat?
Pregnancy-Related Varicose Veins
These varicose veins mostly appear in the pelvic and gluteal region. However, these varicose veins may extend down to the thigh and lower leg. VenaSeal™ glue can be used successfully to treat pregnancy-related varicose veins.
This is a chronic condition of varicose veins characterized by excessive accumulation of fatty tissue, mostly in the thighs and lower legs. Lipoedema can be effectively treated using VenaSeal™ adhesive.
Moderate Varicose Veins
This is a condition where veins bulge over the skin surface and appear large, ropey, dilated, and blue-green. These veins don’t serve their purpose to carry blood back to the heart. VenaSeal™ glue can be applied during the treatment of this condition.
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After the VenaSeal varicose vein treatment, the lost vein has no impact on blood circulation since the blood that was flowing on the faulty vein is delivered to other, normal veins. VenaSeal™ is very safe and effective, and there is minimal discomfort during the treatment. Since the treatment is less invasive than other methods, one can resume work and other activities immediately. It is therefore ideal for persons who do not want to take time off to recover.
If you have been diagnosed with varicose veins and you want to get them treated, VenaSeal varicose vein treatment is now available at Beach Cities Vein & Laser Center in El Segundo, CA. Contact us today to book for your initial appointment to get a permanent solution for your diseased veins.