How Does VenaSeal Work?
The vein doctor administers local anesthesia to numb the skin’s surface and make a small incision, which serves as an entry point for a catheter that’s driven into the diseased vein under ultrasound guidance. Once the catheter is lodged in place, the vein doctor injects a medical adhesive that promotes fibrotic growth within the vein, sealing its walls shut. The accumulated blood reroutes into healthier leg veins, restoring optimal blood circulation.
VenaSeal is more convenient than most other vein treatments because you don’t have to wear compression stockings or ACE bandages after the procedure. Furthermore, there’s no risk of nerve injury because it doesn’t involve thermal energy either.
Who are Good Candidates for VenaSeal?
Our vein doctors will use ultrasound scans to visualize the blood flow in your leg veins, determine if you have chronic venous insufficiency, and determine if you’re the right candidate for VenaSeal. As such, only a vein doctor can tell you if you’re a suitable candidate, and that too only after a thorough examination.
What to Expect After VenaSeal?
You can resume your daily activities and work immediately after the procedure, which means you can easily fit this procedure into your lunch break. You don’t even have to wear compression stockings and ACE bandages after the procedure, unlike most other vein treatments. You can also go swimming and engage in other activities that induce swimming because you can get your legs wet.
Do I Need Other Procedures Besides VenaSeal?
However, you may undergo cosmetic treatments for the superficial varicose veins and spider veins, such as sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy. The vein doctor may provide these treatments during the same session as VenaSeal. Please talk to your vein doctors in Long Island to explore all your vein treatment options.
At Long Island Vein Clinic, our board-certified vein doctors carefully examine your leg veins, review your medical history, and run vascular imaging tests to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the VenaSeal Closure System. If you’re suffering from leg heaviness, self-consciousness, varicose veins, or spider veins, please schedule an appointment to initiate your journey towards healthy legs.
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