How does VenaSeal work?
VenaSeal closes problematic veins with a medicinal adhesive.
This unique adhesive keeps the vein walls together, preventing blood flow and redirecting it to healthy veins.
The dormant veins will be absorbed by your body over time and will eventually disappear.
Because varicose veins don’t always show up on the surface of the skin, we’ll use ultrasound to both map the veins that need to be treated and guide the procedure.
The medicinal adhesive will be applied with a catheter by your doctor.
Is loss of the vein a problem?
No, blood will be circulated to other healthy veins.
Am I at risk from the VenaSeal medical adhesive?
No, the glue has been extensively tested in other areas of medicine for decades. It is shown to be safe and effective without harmful effects to the body.
How successful is the VenaSeal procedure?
Success rates between 94 and 98.9% have been reported with excellent long-term results.
What are the advantages for VenaSeal?
- Minimal discomfort, no injection along the course of the vein.
VenaSeal uses glue to shut varicose veins, unlike other procedures that employ heat or lasers, which can induce burning or other unpleasant feelings in the patient.
The only sensation patients have during VenaSeal is the doctor pressing on their leg to seal the vein.
- Compression stockings not needed
Other vein procedures necessitate the use of compression socks to maintain the vein closed following the procedure.
VenaSeal isn’t one of them! Because the vein has been bonded together, the body does not need to heal any more, making compression stockings unnecessary.
- Recovery is Rapid
Treatment and recuperation might be difficult to fit into a hectic schedule.
Recovery time is nearly non-existent with VenaSeal. Patients who are athletes or work in physically demanding jobs, according to Madsen, appreciate how soon they may return to training or work.
- 4. Only One Need Prick is Essential
To seal a varicose vein, other varicose vein treatments require multiple needle sticks. Only one stick is required with VenaSeal to allow the catheter access to the vein.
- No chance of nerve damage or injury
What should you do before VenaSeal?
- Do not stop medications prior to treatment unless advised.
- On the morning of the surgery, don’t shave your legs. The risk of razor burn from the sterilizing wash will be reduced as a result.
- It is not necessary to fast; simply have a normal breakfast or lunch.
- Do not use moisturizer
- Wear slacks or pants and comfortable shoes
- Pre-medications are not necessary unless you have a low pain threshold
What happens after the VenaSeal Procedure?
- Your practitioner will discuss all important treatment instructions and provide documents for reference.
- Walking for 10-15 minutes per day is advised.
- Maintain normal daytime activities but avoid standing still for long periods of time.
- Continue with normal exercise activities within 48 hours.
- You will be asked to avoid long haul flights (>4 hours of continuous travel) for at least 3-4 weeks after the treatment. If travel is unavoidable, then you will be protected from deep vein thrombosis with subcutaneous low molecular weight Heparin (aka Clexane) during your travel.
- An ultrasound check of the treated veins will occur 2 weeks after the treatment. This is to assess the outcome of the treatment and also to exclude the very low chance of deep vein occlusion.
- You will be directed to go for an immediate 10 minute walk before you drive home. As long as you are able to walk unaided without restriction, you are allowed to drive home.
Are there any lifestyle changes recommended to enhance the effectiveness of Venaseal treatment?
Yes, there are certain lifestyle changes that may be recommended to enhance the effectiveness of Venaseal treatment and improve overall vein health. While Venaseal is a minimally invasive and effective treatment for venous conditions, making some positive changes in your daily routine can help promote better circulation and reduce the risk of developing new vein issues. Here are some lifestyle recommendations:
- Regular exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity, such as walking, swimming, or cycling, can help improve blood flow and circulation in your legs. This can aid in maintaining healthy veins and reducing the risk of developing new varicose veins.
- Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight can put extra pressure on your veins and contribute to vein problems. Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce this pressure and support vein health.
- Elevate your legs: Elevating your legs above the level of your heart when resting can assist in reducing swelling and improving blood flow back to the heart.
- Avoid prolonged sitting or standing: If your job or lifestyle requires extended periods of sitting or standing, take breaks to move around and stretch your legs to prevent blood from pooling in your veins.
- Compression stockings: Wearing compression stockings as recommended by your healthcare provider can aid in improving circulation and reducing discomfort after the Venaseal procedure.
- Healthy diet: A diet rich in fiber and low in salt can promote good cardiovascular health, which can indirectly support vein health.
- Avoid tight clothing: Avoid wearing tight clothing that restricts blood flow, especially around the waist, groin, and legs.
- Quit smoking: Smoking can have negative effects on your blood vessels and circulation, so quitting smoking can be beneficial for vein health.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking an adequate amount of water can help maintain good blood flow and prevent dehydration, which can contribute to vein issues.