The newest procedure for the treatment of varicose veins was approved by the FDA about two years ago. It is what has been termed a non-tumescent non-thermal therapy. What this means is that it does not require a lot of numbing medicine to complete, and it does not use a heating element to close or ablate the vein. Unlike radiofrequency ablation and endovenous laser ablation, the newest procedure does not rely on the damage from its energy source to successfully treat the vein.
The Most Modern Vein Treatment
This new procedure is called VenaSeal, and it is a specially formulated adhesive which literally closes off the vein from the inside. Essentially superglue for your bad leg veins. The adhesive is cyanoacrylate and has been in the medical realm for over 25 years. It was formulated for the treatment of venous insufficiency, has been successfully tested in both Europe and the United States, and the providers at Advanced Vein Institute of Arizona were the second in the state to become certified by the FDA to safely use this product.
Medicare and other insurance carriers will begin covering VenaSeal treatment January, 2018.
Little Pain – Fast Recovery
Because tumescent anesthesia, or numbing medicine, is not required and the product does not use heat energy, there is less pain during the procedure when compared to thermal ablations (laser and radiofrequency), ligation, phlebectomy, and vein stripping.
No Compression Stockings Required
Another benefit of the cyanoacrylate vein treatment, particularly in the hot summer months in Arizona, is that compression stockings are not required post procedure. Patients have reported normal activity just hours after the procedure is completed.
Contact a board certified vein specialist to schedule a lower extremity vascular evaluation with full duplex ultrasound to see if VenaSeal is an appropriate treatment option for you.